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I have a bunch of old as well as new electric car motors and a few boat motors.
I am in the process of trying to organize my dump........er hobby room and I was wondering if it would be harmful to put a bunch of loose motors (a dozen or so) in a box. Would the magnets being in contact with one another as the motors touched be harmful? Or would it not matter at all?
Is there anything I should be aware of? Right now they are just sitting loose on a shelf with several inches spacing between them but I sure could use that shelf space.
09-05-2003, 11:04 PM
I put mine in 1 of those small parts organizers, got to watch out for dust, metal filings etc.. but I guess you could find some pvc tubes with caps, glue one cap and leave the other pressed on, and then store them in a box or a rack or something... don't know about magnets touching each other ... who knows what that could lead to.. maybe they will be attracted to each other:D
Originally posted by Eddieh
... don't know about magnets touching each other ... who knows what that could lead to.. maybe they will be attracted to each other:D
Do you think there might be little magnets sprouting if I did that? :p
Seriouly though, I never thought of the Tupperware idea but that sounds like a good way to do it. Thanks Eddie!
09-06-2003, 12:29 AM
Or little motors......
09-06-2003, 07:51 AM
I use those yogurt containers and put a small hole in bottom so rust will not occur and dust will not enter bottom of container and then stack 2 high and forget.Make sure u oil bearings. I have found that leaving motors in boats with lid on is the best place during winter months is the best place and the only place that gets dirty is outside of boat! My last 2 cents!
09-06-2003, 01:35 PM
Ferrite magnets will be affected. Neo's keep their strength
Harry, that is a cool idea! My wife eats yogurt daily so now I will have an endless supply of motor containers, lol!
OK, I just dug one out of the trash and tried it. My 550 motor fits perfect and the lid is even clear so I can see what motor is inside.
Brilliant idea Harry! Thanks! :D
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