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‘Drivetrain’ Archives

Making the Transmission Adapter Plate

Making the Transmission Adapter Plate

These are the steps used to create the adapter plate to attach and center properly the motor to the transmission. We started with a  3/4" 6061 aluminum plate and made an acrylic template that showed the bolt holes from both transmission and motor as well as the outlines. This kept us on track and helped make decisions. The next step was [...]

Making the Coupler

Making the Coupler

The following shows the basic steps used to fabricate the Motor to Transmisson Coupler.   This coupler used concepts shown by Tischer.     Bought extra stock for future and incase we messed up: Cut a Plug to center the B-Loc to the Coupler: Testing fit of B-lock: Not shown here but we clamped on the B-Lock and [...]

Drivetrain Picture Summary

Drivetrain Picture Summary

Drivetrain Mini Cooper S Transmission bought on eBay: Sizing up 3/4 inch Aluminum Transmission Adapter Plate with locating pin and marked acrylic sheet: Marking drill holes on Transmission Adapter Plate with Transmission placed with locating pin: Our Mini-EV version of  a Tischer style [...]

Transmission Pictures

Transmission Pictures

Mini Cooper S Transmission bought on eBay:

Transmission Coupler

Transmission Coupler

Our Mini-EV version of  a Tischer style coupler:

Transmission Adapter Plate

Transmission Adapter Plate

Sizing up 3/4 inch Aluminum Transmission Adapter Plate with locating pin and marked acrylic sheet: