[Oeva-list] rear wheel drive only?
nevokyay at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 5 22:17:06 PDT 2008
I am reading through your blog. Lots of detailed
--- 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
> car, it's easier to re-install the assembly as a
> instead of trying to install the motor with the
> still in the car.
> You can see pictures of this if you look at all
> entries at http://civic-ev.blogspot.com
> 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
> > 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
> > out together. There won't be any way to hook up
> > electric motor to it (unless of course straight to
> > the wheels directly?).
> > Is this true? Only the rear wheel drive cars can
> > converted to EV?
> > thanks for any info on this..
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