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    using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    Just a question to get anyone's opinion... A friend of mine did his batwings re-using his headlight motors instead of acuators. They worked fine, it's just they popped up so quickly. Not sure if i should do it. Let me know what ya think...

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    Those motors are so loud, I couldnt imagine using those for the batwings. Im sure they wouldnt have a problem with torque, just way too loud.

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    I heard by cutting down the voltages will reduce it's speed.
    Don't know how true it is.

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    You could try running it thru one of those old school headlight switchs. That were a knob you pullled out and twisted to dim the lights. Nothing more than a potentiometer. Here they have store where i can buy a new manual Pot. You should be able to source one from the yard.

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    That is what my murci has. I've never noticed any of those problems. My builder wired the bat wings and radiator fan together so that my fan doesn't run unless the wings are up. I'm going to separate them. The fan should only come on when temp raises like any other fiero. Other than that the only problem is that sometimes only one raises and I have to recycle them to get them both up. They're not too loud or too fast.

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    why not use bmw headrest motors? they go up/down slow and u can find plenty of them in the junkyard

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR OPINIONS AND INFO...

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    currently on my build, i am using the 2003 dodge caravan rear side window vent motor.
    it opens up about 3 inches, and only uses 2 wires (reverse polarity).

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    Re: using headlight motors for up and down bat wings on murc.

    I'm glad you posted this about the Caravan motors since I'd considered using these over a full blown linear actuator.

    I was wondering if they had enough travel and would pop the wing up high enough.

    Could you post some pictures (or send to me and I'll post them) of how you have everything mounted and what they look like in the up position?

    Thanks,

    Chris

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