I took a vacation day today so I could dedicate a full 8 continuous hours to the car project. I'm happy to post that the evil gas engine has been removed from the vehicle! The video shows time-lapse of lowering the engine and transmission, then lifting the car frame higher off the ground to be able to scoot the engine & transmission out from under the frame. Then I removed all tubes and pipes that were hidden by the engine -- another 14 pounds of junk... I also started playing with battery placement, ensuring my calculations match up with the real world. So far so good.