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californiamilleghia SuperDork
10/31/20 12:30 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

The VW bug had a lot of gear noise , an aircooled VW normally has the cooling van and exhaust that hides the gear noise......

That will also be the problem in a Retro fit EV motor swap in any car , there will be noises you never heard before , and no way to get rid of them !

10/31/20 8:51 p.m.

 I wonder what's the lightest 3-speed manual that was used? I wonder if those old throwaway Dearborns might have new life for EV projects.

grover said:

Am I terribly off base in thinking that some planetary gears at the wheels and one of these in a light car would make a pretty decent drag car? Isn't that how they make monster trucks accelerate without exploding the axles? 

That's actually how the Lordestown Truck works- it uses Hub motors, meaning the whole wheel is the motor that have planetary gears at each wheel so the whole truck is a 2 speed.

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