What I'm currently looking for is a motor for a 96 firebird conversion. I'd like to keep the entire conversion cost between $5k-$10k.
What I need is places to find A/C motors and inverters cheap (used?). I would like to go with an A/C motor as I plan on going direct-drive and eliminating the transmission. While those $10k a/c motors look amazing, it is really much more than I want to spend on just the motor. I will also consider D/C motors, but from what I've read so far, they don't get high enough in RPM to run a car direct-drive to highway speeds.
If anyone has any information at all on where to obtain A/C motors with inverters cheap or used, please post here
And for more information on my planned conversion:
First of all, I know a firebird isn't a great choice because of its weight. It sits at about 3300lbs stock, though I should be able to reduce its weight by 1000lbs or more by stripping out the engine, transmission, interior, and by replacing seats, hood, wheels, and glass with light-weight racing components (the front and back windshields are one of the most heaviest parts of a firebird/camaro).
Of course, I'd like a bad-ass electric race car, though that doesn't fit my budget. For now, I'm shooting for 60mph top speed and a 25 mile range. It looks like I've got no choice but to go with LA batteries due to my budget.
But for now, I need an a/c motor preferably one that gets up to 9k rpm and an inverter hopefully for $5k or less.
Thanks for any help you can give guys