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Henrik Ga

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Sinclair C5 tuning
« on: 07, January, 2011 - 09:34:18 »
Hi all

I have now bought a Sinclair C5 from Netherland, but the speed and power is to low for me, i want more power  8)

anyone who has some idears to tweak me C5?

my plan is to go for a 1-2kwh motor, 36 or 48Volts lithium.

here is a little video of my tuned Cityel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idJFadmDKbE

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #1 on: 07, January, 2011 - 15:32:08 »
Hi there check on some of my c5s on youtube TYPE IN      JORDAN8ISH     BYE CHAS 

Henrik Ga

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #2 on: 07, January, 2011 - 18:43:10 »
Nice C5 you have.

But i only want electric drive, no gasoline :-)

Karl

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #3 on: 09, January, 2011 - 19:14:16 »
Hi Henrik - if you want to keep the standard Sinclair motor then a 4QD 24v controller and throttle assembly will give you better hill assist and a little more top speed depending on what power setting you set the controller at.

There is a problem in that the gearbox will be damaged by the power increase.  This is why we are experimenting with metal gearbox conversions and alternative motors;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1043.0

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=967.0

The instructions for fitting the 24v kit are still available in the c5alive download section.

Henrik Ga

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #4 on: 09, January, 2011 - 20:12:58 »
Hi BooBoo

the original sinclair c5 motor is to weak, for my setup,  i want to use a 2-3000Watt motor with a 36 or 48V controller. the hole rear axle and transmission has to be rebuild so it can handle the extra power.

Karl

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #5 on: 10, January, 2011 - 19:49:42 »
Hi BooBoo

the original sinclair c5 motor is to weak, for my setup,  i want to use a 2-3000Watt motor with a 36 or 48V controller. the hole rear axle and transmission has to be rebuild so it can handle the extra power.

...something similar to "Challenger" then  ;D;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=559.0

24v 1kw motor from an HGV tail lift. Built for ascending Test Hill at Brooklands Museum, so more for torque than outright speed.

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #6 on: 10, January, 2011 - 22:45:03 »
Henrik, try the burton 250 kw engine. ;D ;D. I am afraid you loose the trunk then for some space.
You don't think. that if you build a 1 to 3 kw engine your range will be very limited?
Maybe take a look at quasimodos site www.sinclairc5.nl. he is in the proces of building a 750 watt version.
Where are you in Denmark, I'll visit the Skive Viborg area next year.

greetz, Med venlig hilsen

Frank

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #7 on: 10, January, 2011 - 23:09:44 »
Hope to see you on the international Sinclair C5 meeting next july in Zutphen the Netherlands, Henrik, hope you have this special running by then. ps. Zutphen is 6 hours driving from Kolding.

Håber at se dig på det internationale Sinclair C5 møde i juli i Zutphen Nederlandene, håber du har denne specielle kører inden da. ps. Zutphen er 6 timers kørsel fra Kolding

greetz

Frank

Henrik Ga

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Re: Sinclair C5 tuning
« Reply #8 on: 19, January, 2011 - 18:26:14 »
Hi Frank

I dont think i have my Sinclair C5 ready for july, i dont have much sparetime right now :-(