Work continued on the Spitfire conversion today. We continued work on the battery trays. Two trays out of 10 have been cut and welded so far. The battery charger has been placed for installation in the trunk.
The throttle control (potentiometer) was installed and connected to the existing "gas pedal" linkage.
A tie down bracket was fabricated to secure the accessory battery to the firewall.
Several team members also started fabricating the motor support plate. We should be able to finish it up in the next session.
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.