Noooooo! Don't make me admin! I have too much to do as it is!
Glad to hear there has been progress on your car, albeit finding what has been wrong and blowing things up. But still, that's the way to learn...
I haven't done anything ore with the tractor, sadly, as it has been at the back of the pile of stuff on the driveway. Beryl is in pieces and I found she was so rotten that she would be completely beyond any viable repair.
However, I am saving her cab and back axle. Maybe also her front axle though that is very worn out.
My current slow burn is to use Beryl's cab to build a 5/8 scale of an AEC Matador timber tractor, one that has been recabbed in the post war ear and fitted with a timber crane and winches.
My collection of DC forklift motors and Curtis controllers are still sitting in the workshop like some sort of time capsule of where I was when I last posted here. The lovely little 48v Lithium pack is still there, charged and monitored.
I am no further with a car project as I just figured technology has moved so fast that I might as well save for a Tesla drive unit from Zero EV.
But it is still weighing up the cost of a conversion to buying a Nissan E-NV200.