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Adapter plate on transmission

One of the most critical jobs involving the plate is aligning the electric motor perfectly with the transmission input shaft to ensure there's no vibration or stress on the coupler or bearings.

We drilled the holes to mount the plate to the transmission, the job of drilling the holes that would precisely position the motor was left to a machinist friend.

Here you see the motor's end cap bolted to the plate and the plate positioned on the transmission.

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Cardboard template, then 5/8th aluminum sheet
Making the template for the adapter was pretty easy: a piece of cardboard (top) was taped across the bell housing, the o...
But first check that the motor diameter will fit the transmission!
When planning the adapter plate, we discovered that the the forklift's main 12.5 inch diameter traction motor that we ha...
Adapter plate on transmission
One of the most critical jobs involving the plate is aligning the electric motor perfectly with the transmission input s...
Metro adapter plate dimensions
For anyone else looking for rough dimensions of the bell housing, here are 2 dimensions taken from the adapter plate....
Metro adapter plate dimensions
For anyone else looking for rough dimensions of the bell housing, here are 2 dimensions taken from the adapter plate....
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