Friday, August 29, 2008

Transmission Dowel Pins and Alternate Vacuum Pump

In the process of removing the engine from the transmission and selling it off, I lost one of the critical alignment dowels that mates the adapter plate to the transmission housing.

Apparently, you can see if local Honda dealers have these parts in stock by browsing the catalog at My local dealer had three of of the alignment dowels. Part number is 94301-14200 and the dimensions are 14mm dia by 20mm long.

I also received an e-mail from Paul Pancella who is converting a '92 Civic Hatchback. He's using Ni-MH batteries to save space and also found a 12V vacuum pump that's smaller than the Gast pump used in many EVs. His blog entry regarding the pump is here. It's great to see progress on other Civic EVs.

As many of you have noticed, things have been quiet for a few weeks. It's the end of summer and I'm trying to cram in all the weekend activities I wanted to do while the weather is still good. Expect progress to be slow for awhile. At least I have all the critical parts I need and it's up to me to keep things going. I've received many offers for help from people who have seen this blog on Slashdot. I feel very fortunate to have the support of the online community.

Off to pick up my alignment dowels...

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