[Oeva-list] rear wheel drive only?

Nev Okyay nevokyay at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 5 22:17:06 PDT 2008


Hi Tim-

I am reading through your blog.  Lots of detailed
info. 

Thank You!
- nev

--- Tim Kutscha <tim_kutscha at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Nev,
> 
>   I believe the mechanic's statement is false.  I'm
> currently converting a Honda Civic which has front
> wheel drive and others have converted Saturns which
> are also front wheel drive.
>   For me, the the process was to remove the whole
> engine/tranny assembly from the car and then
> detach the engine from the transmission.  By bolting
> the electric motor on (with adapter plate) outside
> the
> car, it's easier to re-install the assembly as a
> whole
> instead of trying to install the motor with the
> transmission
> still in the car.
>   You can see pictures of this if you look at all
> the 
> entries at http://civic-ev.blogspot.com
> 
> Cheers,
> Tim Kutscha
> OEVA Chair
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Nev Okyay <nevokyay at yahoo.com>
> To: oeva-list at oeva.org
> Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 4:41:37 PM
> Subject: [Oeva-list] rear wheel drive only?
> 
> The message below was rejected, I am trying to send
> it again (after I joined the eva list).
> 
> > 
> > Hi -
> > 
> > I am new to this list.  I am planning on
> converting
> > a small car to EV.
> > 
> > When I talked to the mechanic about taking the
> > engine
> > out, he told me that the car had to be
> > rear-wheel-drive.
> > He is saying that if you take the engine out of a
> > front wheel drive car, since the transmission and
> > the
> > clutch is built into the engine, they all will
> come
> > out together.  There won't be any way to hook up
> the
> > electric motor to it (unless of course straight to
> > the wheels directly?).
> > 
> > Is this true?  Only the rear wheel drive cars can
> be
> > converted to EV?
> > 
> > thanks for any info on this..
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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