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Author Topic: C5 motor on Ebay  (Read 1845 times)

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Karl

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C5 motor on Ebay
« on: 13, August, 2009 - 17:45:24 »
I don't normally question anything sold on Ebay, but feel this motor needs a quick mention ;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sinclair-C5-Motor_W0QQitemZ120456651590QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_OtherTransportation_RL?hash=item1c0bc6a346&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Anyone bidding on it should note that the picture shows the "fingers" are broken and it is missing the two sets of bearings and the plastic drive cog off the end of the armature.

« Last Edit: 13, August, 2009 - 17:52:06 by BooBoo »

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Re: C5 motor on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: 13, August, 2009 - 22:11:13 »
It says its never been used, just shop soiled, looks like its fallen off the shop's shelf more like.

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Re: C5 motor on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: 14, August, 2009 - 06:12:39 »
To remove the shafts gear, would you need a puller like for a pully and bearings?

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Re: C5 motor on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: 14, August, 2009 - 08:09:37 »
To remove the shafts gear, would you need a puller like for a pully and bearings?

I've never removed or replaced the bearings and cog on the end of the armature, but they look the same (only smaller) as the bearings fitted on the rear axle. I had those removed and replaced by my mate who works in a local garage using a proper puller. I'm guessing you'd need something similar for the armature.

Judging by the number of armatures that have snapped, I'd be concerned that fitting new cog and bearings might also cause the same damage.   

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Re: C5 motor on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: 14, August, 2009 - 09:08:43 »
I have been talking to engineersat work and they think we can repair these armatures. I'll have a go with the one I have and let you know.

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Re: C5 motor on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: 23, August, 2009 - 19:39:16 »