Phase 2 Electric / Turbine Powered Rover MGF - (Page 6/ Transmission)

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Netgain DC Electric Motors
DHL Manchester
After much deliberating between Paul, Ian & Myself, we have came to the conclusion that a viable choice of an alternative motor would be a Warp11 motor, made by the company NetGain. Their owner, a knowledgeable chap by the name of George answered all of our questions regarding options and specifications. The order has now been placed, though we are going to have to wait four weeks or so before some become available.

Getting to today seems to have taken ages, but the motor is now in the UK! For what it's worth, the above picture is taken in front of warehouse 316, the UPS building at Manchester Airport and I am waiting the forklift driver to bless me with a rather large, red DC Electric Motor!
I do have to say thanks to Ian & Paul, their enthusiasm and contributions to this project have been vital and without them I would have given up a long time ago.

Freddie Bennett and Warp11
Brush End of Warp11
The first peek at the motor and Freddie seems to be suitably impressed.
And here is one Series Wound DC Motor you wouldn't want to drop on your toe!

Laser Cut Mounting Plate
Transmission Plates
I had a 12mm thick steel plate laser cut (thanks again to Will for the CAD) for the fitment on to the motor (drive end) and was lucky to be able to make use of four aluminium spacers that were originally made for the Lynch Motor setup, this then bolts to the original Bell Mouth plate using M16 bolts.

The spacers are required to allow for the Cush Drive coupling, a safety grill has yet to be made. The securing bolts pass through the bell mouth plate, then the spacers and are secured in the 12mm plate which has been carefully tapped.
Front View of Transmission Assy
Top View of Warp11 Motor & Gearbox
End view of the Transmission assembly so far.

Top view.
Warp11 End Support Bracket
Support Bracket Rubber Mount
The end motor supporting plate has been cut to allow a small amount of rotation adjustment to make sure when the sub frame has been refitted that the motor hangs down as vertically as possible.

Pictured is the end motor support frame along with the motor support bush assembly, again I started to run out of ideas on how to do this without increasing costs, bearing in mind this is now transmission V3!
Cush Drive
Final Assembly
A spacer was machined to space the Cush Drive the correct distance from the motor and a stepped key was also made due to differing sized key slots.

And Hey Presto, one complete Transmission V3!
Recently fabricated steel components have been painted with red oxide for now, when the budget allows and the transmission proves it's worth I will get the whole lot powder coated.

Final Assembly
Final Assembly
More views.

  More views.
Final Assembly fitted in the MGF
Final Assembly fitted in the MGF
The motor fits nice and snug out of the way with the sub fame re-attached to the car.
I am going to replace the drive gator on the drive shaft hence the brake disc looking a little droopy as it is only being held on with one bolt and no shaft to support it.

RPM Timing Sprocket
RPM Timing Sprocket Cover
The original speed sensor that I added proved to be particularly unreliable so plan B was brought in to action. A small 16 tooth sprocket has been secured to the other end of the motor on it's auxiliary shaft, this should give a more stale readout, the oscilloscope has yet to confirm this.
And to make sure it doesn't catch your fingers and to help stop foreign debris fouling the sensor a protection cover has been made using 4" drain pipe, a piece of carbon sheet and some aluminium.
Beat that Mr Maker!
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