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  1. That is a nice machine. Too bad it's a replica. I've talked to a couple of companies like EV-West, but they are definitely proud of their work. The extensive body work this car needs will be a significant cost in itself. Like I said before, I want to work with the body team to find ways to prevent corrosion in the future. My thoughts on battery placement are to remove the gas tank under the trunk (boot for the Brits) and extend the compartment down to use that space for half the batteries. That will leave me with about the same cargo space as the original design and an origin
  2. Thanks Richard, I have heard of Jehu. I'll look him up. Hopefully he shares a lot of technical data on how he does the conversions. It looks like he may have put as much work into the radio as he did the drive train. The AC-50 is the motor I plan to use. It will almost double the torque from my gas engine. Like his, my Sprite will need fortification to things like axle and suspension to control the added power.
  3. I am in the planning stage of converting my 1969 Austin Healey Sprite to be an electric vehicle. I have had this vehicle for many years. I believe it is an ideal candidate for this upgrade because there are very few accessories to draw power away from the purpose of turning the wheels. These cars are a thrill to drive due to their style and simplicity. I have done quite a bit of research up to this point. My resources are currently going into solar panels in our home, but over the next few years, this project will begin to move forward. In posting this here, I hope to c
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