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I have a 79 spitfire that wont pass emissions here in phoenix .
Been thinking about converting it to electric.
I was thinking about using a pair of dc servo motors to direct drive the rear wheels with a super tech controller.
Or a single motor with dual shafts to drive the rear axles.
Or a single motor to drive the input shaft of the transmission.
Anyone have any better ideas .
I only travel 5 miles each way to work so distance shouldn`t be my primary concern, although performance would enhance the experience.
I do have extensive fabrication experience so creating adapters etc won`t be a problem,i have mills ,lathes etc , and am a graduate of AAI so the mechanics won`t be a problem either.
The person who is going to design and build my controller is Dennis Bohlke of supertech and associates.
So since i`m new to this i thought i would cast a net into your pond to see if i couldn`t dredge up some better ideas , or motor info, etc.
Thanks for any responses in advance
Thomas Thompson
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Two people that have done nice Spitfire conversions are:

ClintK's BumbleBee build, who was in PHX but now in TX. He documented all his costs on his blog.
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23830&highlight=bumblebee
http://78electricspitfire.blogspot.com/
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/garage/cars/53

and Bottomfeeder's (Daniel) Sparkfire build, who started with lead then converted to Lithium.
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21355&highlight=sparkfire
http://www.danielbusby.com/

I haven't heard from Clint since he moved to TX the end of 2009, but Bottom feeder is still posting occasionally.
 
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