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The first attempt to see if the GTP30 was going to fit. The image shows the engine before modifications were made to a couple of panels, hence the engine is still a little high.

A supporting frame was made from scratch and utilises four shock mounts to reduce any knocks to the engine, there is a little more to be done here, but essentially the frame is now finished.
Another view of the GTP30 mounted in to it's new frame.

This picture shows the engine installation from the rear of the car and you can see that the boot will just about close without touching the plenum.

Now to start the transmission, a few phone calls were made to various people including Stuart Mills, Lord Ant D'Bar and Will Parry, all of whom have offered different solutions on how the diff and motor mounts could be attached. I decided that a MX5 differential coupled to four 72 volt DC PM motors using chain & sprockets is going to offer the best solution, the mounting has currently still not been decided upon.

The differential situated in place, this is one of those occasions where I pop in to the workshop and just stare at the sub frame pondering different solutions, so far I must have been looking at this for two to three hours without deciding the best route to take.
The original 12 volt battery has now been disposed of and replaced by a 22Ah cyclic battery, obviously there is no longer an engine for it to start, but it will have to deal with additions like a vacuum pump for the brakes and possibly an electric demister for the windscreen, I have added an extra fuse inline for extra protection.

To act as a buffer for the drive motors and to significantly aid the acceleration from standstill I am going to use 50 4.5Ah cyclic battery's in the configuration of 2 X 25, thus 2 strings of 300 volts. Thanks to Chris at Manbat Shrewsbury for a great deal!
For storing the batteries I have had two aluminium style 'brief cases' fabricated, designed for strength due to the weight, they will each contain 24 batteries, the 25th battery will be mounted somewhere near the cases under the bonnet.

This image shows the battery's in place, a 3mm layer of Teflon will insulate the battery terminals from the lid.
One complete 288volt battery pack.

This shows the battery packs in place, I have yet to devise a way of safely securing them to the car, also the anderson style connectors have yet to be attached to the cases.

The MX5 Differential has now had it's rubber mounting lugs cut off and two M12 holes drilled in to the Tee part of the Diff, two 22mm steel spacers are used to space the Diff from the mounting supports which are welded on to 40mm square box, the box section is then bolted to the sub frame using the original engine mounting holes.

Also the drive shafts from the MX5 and the MGF have now been cut to size and a suitable joining collar will be made to join the two together.
I have also started to strip, wire brush and replace worn joints and corroded nuts and bolts, at this stage I have not bothered to give them a lick of paint as next winter tinker time I intend to replace the front and rear sub frames with MGTF sub frames that utilise Coil rather than Hydragas suspension.
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