I have had this Metro sitting around the shop for about a year, and it has a rod knock. This is an early Metro, so the weight is closer to 1600 lbs stock.
The Motor and Controller: I have an Hpevs ac74 on its way for another metro that I have that has an ac35/7601 setup, so the ac35 and 1238-7601 are going into this one. I have a batch of 1238 chill plates being milled right now, so I will leave the chill plate that is currently attached to the 7601 on.
The Charger and BMS: debating on the EMW or an Elcon with can bus control. I am going to use an Orion BMS for this rig, and am interested in being able to control the charger via CAN. I am not sure if the EMW is able to be controlled via can bus or not but I believe the Elcon 5000 is. From what I have read, the EMW blows the doors off of the Elcon, but I am very interested in the CAN control.
The Batteries: I have a pack of 36 Tornado 200ah cells, advertised for 3c/7c here and ready to go.
Instrumentation: Samsung Galaxy 7" running the Torque app, curtis spyglass.
Motor adapter plate and clutch hub: I have a batch of one piece aluminum motor plates almost ready, and I already have a batch of clutch hubs here and ready. Clutch is standing by as well, 4 puck racing clutch with heavy duty pressure plate.
Heater: 2 ceramic elements from cheap space heaters. Still debating on air conditioning.
I went ahead and pulled some Ice stuff off today...