I'm not yet knowledgeable enough re the various motors and how they will perform but it's getting there. As far as a warp9, is't that motor pretty stout for that little car? How much does it weigh? Got any idea what kind of performance you'll have with that motor?Here I am with another Spitfire conversion. I bought a '65 MKI (really made in 64) for $500. I just started stripping it down for the rebuild. I pulled the engine and all of the unneeded parts (gas tank, exhaust, etc) I'm finalizing the new drivetrain design before I make my purchase. What are you putting in your Spit?
I think I'm going with a WarP 9, controlled by a Logisystem 750A. I'm planning on using a 120V system. The plan is to strip the paint off, primer it, and do all of the modifications. Once I'm done, I can pull it out again, paint it a nice British Racing Green, then carefully put everything back. The hood makes it so easy to work on the vehicle. I must say, it's been a blast so far. Lots of little things to rebuild, but there are many places to get parts.
Are you planning on using your clutch, going clutchless, or perhaps even direct drive? I've been mulling over all of these options. It's tough to know what is best!
I'm not yet knowledgeable enough re the various motors and how they will perform but it's getting there. As far as a warp9, is't that motor pretty stout for that little car? How much does it weigh? Got any idea what kind of performance you'll have with that motor?
I'd love to have an asphalt ripper whenever I build an ev but I'm doing it for a daily driver for short runs. I'm looking for a small PU so I'll have a place for some light cargo. It's going to do double duty for my company and short trips from the home. Maybe build the Ripper later for a fun-mobile!
Dude! I hope they weren't some of the "ladies" near the place I did some engineering work for (near the end of the Rose Parade route) on Sunnyslope Av. They were really somethin'. I used to get propositioned as I drove in to work at 9am, gross!... During a photo shoot with some of my lady friends, the shifter linkage was bent. It happened to be in third gear. I could take it out of 3rd, but other gears were difficult if not impossible. ... Oh and saving up for Lithiums...