Rain, rain, rain stops play……

At long last the motor and controller have arrived from America. But I’m unable to get cracking with Car No. 2 (the 1933 Austin 10 off EBAY).

The American Motor
The basic components

Above are the main components, the huge motor, 2 relays, 2 fuses, the regulator and the huge controller.

When this motor arrived via FedEx, the driver asked if I had a fork lift truck? WHAT!!! No!! it’s a private house 😉 but I have a 1 ton crane. But he couldn’t wait and asked my to help….. the box weight stated “235lb” (which is 106 kilos!!!!) I’m only bloody human. I couldn’t budge it, but the driver just had to drop it off as it was blocking the rest of the van’s contents. In the end he just lifted it and plopped it into a trolley!!!! (I’m sure H&S suggests a max; of 25k for one man???) I dread what his back-ache will be like next but one day.

Just by looking at the nearby door handle, you can guess how BIG this motor controller is. the motor connection cables are ‘0’ gauge – which is massive current capacity, and now I have to think WHERE this monster is to go. It really has to be in the engine bay and so be it……..

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