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Old 01-19-2019, 10:51 PM
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Puttting the interior back togther after rewiring for the new controllers and pushbutton shifter.

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CompletedNew interior look

I wired up the wiring harnesses and waiting for the motors and controllers. In foreground is the chiller plate for the controller.

I 3D printed the front and rear of each motor to mockup them up to the transmission and couplers. IfI would have printed the middle section of the motors it would have taken 67 hours of printing so I went with all thread, so I can at least check fitment and design the motor mounts. Total weight of the drivetrain will be about 365 pounds, shedding 95 poundsin the drive train.


So finally the controllers and motor are shipping the controllers will be here in two weeks , the motors arrive Feb 25th.

After some calculations it looks like my range will be about 232 miles to a single charge at 60 mph.
More updates to come...

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Wow you are really going to town on that, nice work. Gotta see this in person one day.
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Solenoid shifting the glide ??
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Wow, that's looking good
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Solenoid shifting the glide ??
Hi Jack,
Yes essentially yes.
It uses a similar shift cable and you program it for the shift detents. Very nice and smooth.

My Powerglide is a manual shift body with no Torque Converter ( as I'm sure you noticed).

Here is the link, they make them for all automatics.
Push button shifter

Also they have paddle shifter controls that can adapt to the steering wheels as well. I elected not to go that route.

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Wow you are really going to town on that, nice work. Gotta see this in person one day.
You're welcome to come by anytime

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I finally got around to sticking the mockup into the car so I can start fabricating the motor mounts.
It looks a little weird with see through motors but they serve the purpose LOL and certainly more easier to move around...


The front shaft sits right about where the balancer used to sit. The black box with the bright blue cable is the push button shifter control box. The black box with the red and orange / black cables coming out is the contactor box that switches the high voltage to the motors and controllers.

The green box is the onboard charger, the two read ***** are the high voltage shut offs for the two motors and controllers.

the wires coiled up are the controller control cables, the red wires will feed the 3 phase high voltage to the motors... the little read top container is the power steering fluid container.

More update to come.

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Originally Posted by Mo_Bandy View Post
Hi Jack,
Yes essentially yes.
It uses a similar shift cable and you program it for the shift detents. Very nice and smooth.

My Powerglide is a manual shift body with no Torque Converter ( as I'm sure you noticed).

Here is the link, they make them for all automatics.
Push button shifter

Also they have paddle shifter controls that can adapt to the steering wheels as well. I elected not to go that route.

Thanks, MO

That is a very neat, clean way to do it. I have an aftermarket controller in my hot rod S10 with a 4l60e. It would be very easy to shift with buttons but as is I still need a shifter . The option you chose is much nicer.
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Originally Posted by Mo_Bandy View Post
I 3D printed the front and rear of each motor to mockup them up to the transmission and couplers. IfI would have printed the middle section of the motors it would have taken 67 hours of printing so I went with all thread, so I can at least check fitment and design the motor mounts.
This is a great application of 3D printing, and I think it was brilliant to just print the ends and space them out with threads. This made a good prototype for your purpose.
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Mo;
Sorry if you have already answered this but I was too lazy to go through the hundreds of posts in this thread.

That would be really cool!
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Hi there !
No worries.
Up until now no, the DC motors really do not have a simple way to regen.
However the new AC motors I'm putting in will have up to 3 stages of regen
1. is lift of the peddle and you get about 8%
2. is a little more aggressive, with 28% regen
3. is essentially a one pedal drive where brakes don't need to be applied, when you lift off the pedal it will put the motors into regen mode and you drive essentially feathering the pedal with traffic and as you say reach a traffic light lift completely off the pedal it will quickly bring you to a stop.

I hope this helps!
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Hey MO, LTNT. I hope all is well.. I also hope for your sake, that the motors come in soon and you are able to get back on the road again! I see you went with the PCS push button setup. I've looked into them and the other company who provide these. I do plan to use a push button setup on UV231 Project and this is why I'm asking. Did you know about the other aftermarket company's push button setup? I'm curious and wondering why you went with PCS and if you even looked into the other aftermarket setup before deciding? IF so, why did you choose PCS? All the Best, Tony

PS Not sure where the quote from your post went...

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Hi Tony,
i did a Google search and it was the only one that came up.
While on the PCS site, I actually had to dig a bit as the site was a bit confusing.
So I chose the PCS system. Even though the car is still in pieces, I have installed it and it seems to be working great. It was easy to program.

As a side note my controllers came in yesterday. The motors are in country, and are estimated that I should receive them around the 25th of this month. So I should be providing updates as I start getting the car back together.

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Wayne,

I know it is too late for you. But FYI and if you still would like to compare the two. For years Mastershift had a nicer looking push button panel. But I see that PCS has finally come up with a nice one too. BTW Mastershift's site is not much better to navigate. http://www.mastershift.com/index.php...addle-shifters

Good luck with the install. (Not that you needed it.)

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Old 02-20-2019, 10:23 PM
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Oh cool thanks for sharing. Itís at least good to know there is an alternative.

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Well believe it or not 1 year and two days later the motors arrived!!!

I received them Tuesday, the last picture was as of about an hour ago. So about 13 hours thus far to where I am now.
  • The motors are in place the rear motor mount is almost finished.
  • I have to fabricate the front motor mounts. mount the controllers on the mounting plate.
  • Test and program the controllers
  • Wire the High Voltage cables to the motors and controllers.
  • Finish plumbing the coolant to the controllers.
  • Fill the trans and connect the shifter linkage.
  • Test while the wheels are in the air.
  • Clean up / bundle up the wiring.
  • If all checks out, first road test.







Fresh out of the box Hyper 9DHV motor.

The couplers for the second motor.

Joining the two motors together, the small holes are to tighten the other end of the motor coupler.


Shorty PowerglideTransmission mounted and ready to go in!

Believe it our not, it is much easier going in from the bottom!

Almost there!

Motors in place, now to fabricate the front motor mounts, install the controllers and finish up the wiring harnesses.

The Motor controllers these operate at a lower voltage than before, 144V ~750 amps each. They also will have brake regen which will mean It will recharge the battery pack when I either coast or hit the brakes. I'm expecting 200 miles range. The HP is down a little from the previous motors, but I have shed close to 300 pounds from the last motors, these redline at 8000 rpm so I may to taller gears probably 3.73's... With the current 3.07's the top end would be roughly about 135 mph.
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Hey Wayne,

This is good news. Exciting.. Now get-r-done.. Grin and LOL
Curious minds are longing for the outcome.

All the Best, Tony
BTW - Are you going to be around any time from now until Sunday evening to take a call?
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Wayne,

I went back to look over the pictures and details again..

Q1. Wondering if you also use jam or lock nuts on the end of the bolts of the adaptor that sandwich the two motors together?

Q2. I understand you shaved off 300lbs overall from the last setup. But I was wondering what the weight difference was between the old vs new motor(s) alone were?

Thank you again for taking the time to share all this.

Sincerely, Tony
BTW - Now might be the time to use that waterless coolant we talked about years ago. Here is a link to the benefits of using it.
https://www.evanscoolant.com/how-it-works/why-evans/

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Fascinating as your posts always are. You will have to be remembered as a piece of corvette history when you are gone, and they start selling electric c10's.
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