Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 11:25 AMThe motor has been on my shelf in pieces for a while. I considered setting it up in my mini lathe to clean up the commuter a bit, but I don't have a good way to press the bearing off - meaning that I can't get the motor plate off, which interferes with the lathe's ways.
I think I'm going to settle for putting it back together and picking up a spare set of brushes sometime.
Otherwise, the project has been on hold while I finished up my CNC build. I'm planning to make a custom mounting plate for the motor once it's done. I'm still pondering the donor bike. I figure that it'll cost about $400 minimum to get it road worthy. It needs tires, brake service and some of the handlebar controls are missing. Then there's the title issue. I think it'll be cheaper to make a new frame and steal some parts - or just buy an inexpensive road worthy bike. It would definitely reduce the frustration factor.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 03:14 PMThe motor came today! I'm dressed up for some work visitors so I didn't get into it during lunch. I'll put up more info as I tear into it.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006, 01:27 PMI scored a motor off ebay. It's a Crown forklift motor - originally rated for 3.8hp at 24v. I'll be doing a bit more than that. Once it arrives I'll be pulling it apart and evaluating its condition. If needed, I'll be working over the armature and certainly the output shaft on my lathe. Bearings are easy enough to replace. If the field coils need work, I'll be shipping the casing off to Jim at Hitorqe - he's got all the right tooling for that kind of work.
Since I'm saving on the motor, I'm hoping to swing a mill sometime soon...
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Monday, November 6, 2006, 04:37 PMhttp://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/BB600/
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Monday, November 6, 2006, 04:28 PMI'm hoping to acquire a motor very, very soon. If I succeeed, I'll get to buy a new mill so I can manufacture the mount I'll need. Of course, then I'll have to add CNC capabilities... another project!
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