63corvairsprint wrote:I am too new for the motor discussion as well and I was frustrated about "what" motor was being offered in various kits. I have sent out several direct emails asking for specific questions and have had most of the replies only answer certain questions and "skirt" around others.
I want a motor would for higher RPM as opposed to torque , but cannot determine which motor is being offered in the "kits".
I did get an email back from Jason and he said their controller don’t have a direct plug in for the CA, but no other details. The BMC I listed is the torque motor, they offer the speed motor, but not as an online option for that kit.
Do you still have all the extra control features with the CA when you just wire in as opposed to a direct plug into the controller, or are you only just plugging in line?
@Gary, I have been in the Corvair hobby for quite a few years, currently drive a 66 turbo Corsa coupe as my daily summer driver. I also own a restored 63 Corvair Sprint convertible ala John Fitch. Fun little cars. My 63 has the 4 carb engine as opposed to the stock 2 carb configuration like the one you recall.
That's a very nice kit. I have more or less the same kit that I got from another vendor a couple of years ago, but it was not as nicely finished as that one. Those connectors are deluxe! I'm in the process of re-doing many of my connectors and wiring and it's a PITA.
That motor is what I would call a "mid-wind", 250 no-load rpm @ 36V. The performance figures that Ebike supplies are very accurate. I see 23 to 24 mph on 48V w/ lite pedaling. Although I think mini-motors are better than most give them credit, it isn't a power house. Head winds and hills will give you plenty opportunity to pedal, but that is what you wanted, right.
BTW, I just checked my Cycle Analyst and was suprised to see my total mileage is approaching 1000 miles. No problems with either the motor or controller to report.