Saturday, March 7, 2009


I just had to post this picture. I removed the K99-4007 today and decided to place it next to the FB1-4001A to see the difference. And WOW what a huge difference. When I first got the K99-4007 I thought it was huge and heavy. Well after a few weeks of moving around the FB1-4001A I picked up the K99 and found it to be light. This picture really doesn't do it justice.

When comparing these two together, it's amazing that the K99 pushed a Civic upwards of 40 MPH, so what is the FB1-4001A going to do? I really didn't think there was much of a difference when I had the two motors separated, mainly since my memory thought the K99 was bigger than it really is.

So the FB1-4001A, spare transmission and coupling will be going to the machine shop on Monday!

I am taking this opportunity to work on the gauges and the control board. Right now my AMP meter is a volt meter sitting on the passenger side floor so I want to install the real backlit meter I bought. My control board consists of all my high powered systems tie wrapped to an old closet shelf, so it looks tacky and unprofessional. I want to get a aluminum plate or a metal sheet to mount the control systems.


Justin Sawell said...

Looks like that smaller motor would be excellent for a trike or go-kart.

Do a youtube search for Neurotikart...

David Harrington said...

Yeah, the Neurotikart is giving me some interesting ideas...

I find it funny that such a little motor pushed my Civic around for the past 6 months.

I just inspected it, and the brushed are even fully worn in yet! It still looks brand new.

I just finished packing up my dad's minivan with the transmission, FB1-4001A, old plates, and coupling. Tomorrow I drop it off at the shop.