28 Feb '14, 1pm

Swamp Rat 37 gets its six motors running, headed for the speedway

Swamp Rat 37 gets its six motors running, headed for the speedway

Lawless Industries, using (6) 7.5" series-wound DC motors custom-built by General Electric and donated by Crescent Electric Supply Company (East Dubuque, IL), carefully modified the motor package for drag strip use by SR-37. Motors are tuned with a splined shaft for high torque output, internal motor wiring and insulation improved for high load, brush timing advanced to synchronize the 6-pack, and the package rigorously unison-tested prior to assembly into the dragster. The completed Lawless V-6 electric motor assembly has been final-fitted into the SR-37 digger's rear engine motor compartment and engaged to the Goethe Enterprises driveline directly behind. Motor control for Big Daddy is provided by Manzanita Micro "Zilla" controllers. The entire motor package is engineered so that each motor can be driven by over 200 horsepower for a 200 MPH+ 6-second run down the asphalt...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/02/28/swamp-rat-37-six-mot...

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