Is it in yet?

Seems to be the question. The answer of course is, that's what she said. I mean yes. It is in. After much anticipation our AC-76 motor package has arrived from HPEVS. Here it is about to be installed.

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Pretty pretty eh? The install was pretty straight forward, the B face on the drive end engaged perfectly in the Canadian electric vehicles adapter and bolted up with 4, 3/8" bolts. Kinda anticlimactic. Next order of business was getting that 1 1/8" shaft connected to the transmission input. The adapter kit included a hub that fits the shaft which has a flange identical to an early small block chevy. So of course I had to procure a clutch to match. Being me, instead of using a stock flywheel and clutch weighing in at around 50lbs, I took another page out of the circle track racing book and opted for a 5 1/4" 2 disc racing clutch. This lil guy bolts right on to the hub. No flywheel required and weighs in around 7 lbs. Being that is designed for racing, the torque capacity should be sufficient.

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Here it is disassembled. You might notice that the bottom plate is already bolted to the drive hub.

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A plastic clutch alignment tool wqs used to keep the discs in alignment while assembling. This is right before the pressure plate was reinstalled and eight bolts torqued.

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So here it is in all its glory. Tune in next time for high voltage wiring and to see what I cramed in the box.

Dangerous


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