Monday, July 7, 2008


I bought what will (hopefully) be one of the last components for the car:

This is a sealed contactor, which will connect the battery pack to the motor controller when I turn the key.

Apologies to Pininfarina

I have finished the battery box and tacked it in its proper location in the car. Unfortunately, to avoid striking the rear differential, the box had to be moved back to the point where the corners protrude from the rear skirt of the car.

This spoils the lines of the car somewhat, but the protrutions will at least be hidden behind the bumper. I don't feel too bad about cutting up the car anymore, though. I wirebrushed off some paint to do the welds, and discovered quite a bit of bondo, so apparently Kermit has had more than one surgery.