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Old 10-25-2017, 10:54 PM
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Lets grease 'em up & get 'em mounted

Used a board to aid in alignment

(don't want the fronts stickin' out further than the rears)

Well,

...were gonna need some spacers


Hmmm

...looks to be ~1 3/4"

...round up some scrap pipe

...wack 'em off

...clean 'em up


Yup, that'll work
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:27 AM
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:35 PM
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Now, that it rolls

...time to make 'er move


First, we need a dash board, so to speak


Plastic from old TV back (yup, still makin' stuff outta it)


Whack off a ~2 1/2" piece

...them whack off ~5 1/2" for our dash

...centered where the switches go

...layed out a grid pattern

...marked an upper & lower drillin' point for holes (to remove material)

...drilled - an 1/8" hole, then a 1/4" hole & then a 3/8" hole

...used a razor knife to connect the holes (removing more unnecessary material)

...& then squared up the corners


Yup, that should do it
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Wow!! Awesome work so far. You should be finished in a week
Do you know what arriba means?

BTW: Awesome work...but...andele(sp?) Voto!

You know...I had to come back to say this : check out his sig, check out his work....( I could drop the mike now, but...
) being a fellow artist, we are meticulous in our work, and never satisfied. We just get to a point, where it becomes ridiculous, and we throw out what we got.
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Lets grease 'em up & get 'em mounted

Used a board to aid in alignment

(don't want the fronts stickin' out further than the rears)

Well,

...were gonna need some spacers


Hmmm

...looks to be ~1 3/4"

...round up some scrap pipe

...wack 'em off

...clean 'em up


Yup, that'll work
Where are the pedals??
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:13 AM
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Where are the pedals??
We don't need no stinkin' pedals

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Do you know what arriba means?

BTW: Awesome work...but...andele(sp?) Voto!

You know...I had to come back to say this : check out his sig, check out his work....( I could drop the mike now, but...
) being a fellow artist, we are meticulous in our work, and never satisfied. We just get to a point, where it becomes ridiculous, and we throw out what we got.
what?

"No mucho, ablo espanol"

This kart is Not named andale arriba (hurry up)

It's just !Arriba! (Spanish adverb for up)


like get up-n-go


More to come
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:37 AM
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Arriba is designed & set up for dual 48V 1,000W motors

...from previous discussions with Sid,

...they should be a matching pair of motors & speed controllers


I already have (1) motor/controller

so, we'll deal with a matching pair next year

for now, just going with the left motor


Set the (4) 12V 12AH batteries in the battery box

...mounted the left motor

...connected it to the rear wheel with some new #35 chain
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:35 AM
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We'll use just (1) thumb throttle (on right) for now

...mounted on it's post

...on our Butteryfly Steering Wheel


then, mounted the dash board (dual on/off switches)

...conveniently, just below the wheel
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Looking good!
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Next,

Lets get these switches wired up

dual switches so, we need (4) wires

(2) for left speed controller on/off switch & (2) for the right


I have some (4-wire) wire from an old heating blanket

...it should work good in this situation


we will run it down the steering support

...along with the thumb throttle wire

...under the seating area

...back to the speed controller(s)

...& use a few wire ties to tidy things up
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Speaking of the speed controllers

...where are we gonna put them?


Not much room left back there


I got it!

we'll go Fastback Style


First thought was to put a panel back there with (2) big holes cut into it

...stick the speed controllers thru (for maximum cooling & to look kool)


That would give us an easy mounting solution & the Fastback look

...but, (2) big holes would excessively weaken the back panel


Why not just mount them on top (still get cooling & the look)

...& then protect the wires & connections underneath
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Now

we got that figured out, lets tidy things up

...can't just have the wires wrappin' around the bottom

...looks kinda jinky


So,

a couple of wire ports with access slots (maybe add rubber grommets)

...looks more a production piece from a factory (professional, purposeful & proper)
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Now we needa connecting port (wire connecting junction block)

...it's gonna be mounted underneath the rear hatch/cover/bonnet

But, I still want it enclosed (for safety) no open terminals


Yup, old TV back

...wacked off a couple of ~2 1/2" pieces

...gonna use (2) pieces

...put our junction terminals in (1)

...& use (1) as a cover (inverted) secured with a couple of screws


Then, mount it to the inside of the hatch/cover/bonnet with a couple of screws

...centered between the speed controller(s) & motor(s)

...& also right above the batteries


Another safety feature I incorporated into the mix

...is to separate the positive (+) & negative (-) terminals

See: second to last pic

(2) top left terminals are to connect the right motor (in the future)

...& the bottom left is the battery negative (-) connecting terminal

...top right terminal is the battery positive (+) connecting terminal

...& the (2) bottom right terminals are to connect the left motor

(yes, it looks backwards, it'll be correct when it's flipped & mounted)


By separating them like this, it helps to reduce the risk of accidentally shorting the battery pack
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:08 PM
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Now that the

...speed controller is mounted to the outside of the bonnet

...& the junction port is mounted to the inside of the bonnet


Time to hook 'er up

Next, I connected

...the thumb throttle to speed controller (making sure the red wire goes to the red wire, black to black & whatever other color to whatever other color)

...the on/off switch to speed controller (used M-meter to figure out which (2) wires went to which switch)

...the left motor to the junction port

...& finally the battery pack to the junction port


Mounted the bonnet panel securely with (4) screws

Last step

... install the 40A fuse
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:42 PM
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Wanna see if we have "functional art"?

Let's give 'er a try

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:21 PM
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Final touch

...added a hand grip

...to the brake lever
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:28 PM
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Time for a test drive


Oops, almost for got our

...high tech

...lightweight

...aerodynamic

...seat (cover/cushion)


Now, we can take a test drive

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Looks like a lot of fun! Nice job.
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Gees you whipped that one up quick. Nice work🖒

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And the winner is................ Well, it's obvious isn't it. Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!! Where do we place our orders??
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