This week we replaced the front suspension system with new shocks and springs raising the ride height by almost 2 inches.
We installed the DC-DC converter which will act as a conventional "alternator" and keep the accessory battery charged at all times.
Also, we finished fabricating the front electronics tray braces.
Finally, we were able to get new tires installed on the stock rims. We painted the old rims a metallic silver to spruce them up a bit. On Saturday we will be giving the Spitfire a basic paint job to finish its makeover.
We have conducted several successful test drives. The EV is breaking in nicely. The new springs and shocks are working well at keeping the ride smooth going over bumps and potholes. After we paint the car this weekend we will spend the next couple weeks testing to figure out our top speed and max range characteristics.
University of Colorado Denver - ASME
In the summer of 2009 a group of University of Colorado Denver Mechanical Engineering students completed an ASME sponsored conversion of a 1967 Triumph Spitfire into an Electric Vehicle.