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Finally arrived is the laser cut stainless steel plate that the four electric motors will mount to, the hole in the centre is where the differential drive sprocket will be protruding.

The solution I settled on for the differential drive was to utilise a 38T 3/8 pitch taper lock sprocket, holes were carefully drilled in to the sprocket to match the holes of the diff and bolted , then a 30mm shaft with an 8mm key will lock them together. A bonus spin off of the sprocket is that I now also have a 38T pulse take off to monitor the diff rpm.

Not quite ready for the duplex sprocket yet, but you get the idea of how its going to work.
The pillar block bearing is only mounted for support bracket alignment purposes, once the motor plate is secured, the bearing will be removed, allowing the duplex sprocket to fit fairly flush to the plate and thus reducing leverage on the shaft.

Coming together nicely, the electric motor frame will attach to the sub frames original engine securing points.

Bolted down, time to remove the pillar block bearing.
Differential torque bar fabricated and fixed in to place.

And now with the bearing removed the shaft stays in exactly the same place.

Start of one of the idler/ chain tensioner assembly's, the plan is to make a top hat style eccentric insert for the bearing, two will be required.

Horayyy !! The motors have arrived.
The power plant for the car consists of four Lynch D135 permanent magnet DC electric motors, quite pricey but the best PM Motors you can buy, the specifications of these motors can be found here.

Front facing view of the motors secured in to place, 6mm spacers have yet to be laser cut for the motors on the right hand side to allow the chain and sprockets to be as close to the mounting plate as possible.

Side profile, I am using taper lock 17 tooth sprockets on the motors and a single 16 tooth duplex sprocket on the diff drive shaft.
Pictured at the bottom of the image is the start of one of the idler sprockets. I've waited a long time to get this far, hopefully progress will now speed up.

Eccentric inserts have now been made and are ready to be fitted to the motor mounting plate.

Idler Sprocket/ Chain Tensioners fitted and chain lengths finalised and joined.
The mounting spacers for the two right hand side motors, laser cut and ready to be attached.

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