Have you ever wanted to own an electric car? or have you ever wanted to drive a Porsche 911? I wanted both, so I decided to build one. This blog is here to document my journey as I convert a 2002 Porsche 911/996 Carrera 2 from a gas guzzler to a completely electric vehicle - not a hybrid!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Separating the engine and transmission

The conjoined engine and transmission have been taking up space in the garage for a few weeks now.  I need to separate them so I can sell off the engine and transport the transmission to a place in town that can take precise measurements of the bolt holes, alignment pins, and spline.  The measurements will be used to design and build a custom motor mount and coupler for the new electric motor.  The separation can't be done with just the transmission jack, so on Friday I picked up an engine hoist from Chris Born, a friend from the local EV group.  I got the hoist assembled today and picked up the motor enough to get it suspended.  I then tried to start removing bolts, but was disappointed to realize the bolts are large Torx heads, which I don't have on hand!  I took some measurements and think they are size T45 or T47.  Tomorrow I'll pick up a few sizes and start again.

1 comment:

  1. I got 6 of the 7 bolts out today, but the 7th requires a shorty T45 bit. I will have to hunt around for that.