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Converting Vintage cars to Electric.

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Yes watched it, would love a Chesil speedster,would really

love the original Porsche even more,but price prohibitive

i think.

But these conversions ,are to me,really expensive cheapest

30,000 quid, up to  .............,is it worth it putting that much in

a car,might be cheaper to run,less to go wrong,but how long

do the batteries last,as they are expensive.

regards worgeordie

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I have a 1935 Austin Seven Butchers van back home begging  restoration.

Wonder what  they could do to that lil Baby ? lol

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Old Mustang getting loaded with a 120kw electric motor and a old BMW Csl coupe fully electricked up ..

Moggie thou with front mounted batteries .. 

 

Can be done but some consideration be given to things like no more brake vacuum assistance or power steering from the engine .. These can be replaced with electric pumps but it all adds to cost .. 

Also to be considered is increase in weight as Batteries are quite heavy and to get any sort of range you need a lot of Batt' power and this can alter handling characteristics .. 

But all said and done there are quite a few specialists offering these con's now on just about everything if you got the dollars .. 

 

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10 minutes ago, Grumpy one said:

Replace the rubber band that powered it :jap:

I once  slipstreamed  a 37 behind a canopy truck and achieved 75 mph before chickening out when I remembered each wheel was held on  by  3  brass wheelnuts !

Rubber band  not needed. 😑

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Untitled-02.jpg.5256685436a1cfdd05f6a0385369e5bc.jpgI loved the Fiat 500 conversion.

Tiny car in pristine condition perfect for electric conversion as a town run around.

:thumbsup:

 

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Posted (edited)

^ Not electric but....a conversion of sorts

 

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On 5/31/2020 at 1:52 PM, Daffy D said:

A Ferrari that’s had it’s engine stolen

thats funny....nick the engine and leave the rest of the Ferrari...where would the engine end up?

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23 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

I have a 1935 Austin Seven Butchers van back home begging  restoration.

Wonder what  they could do to that lil Baby ? lol

in a van one has enough space for batteries, 
maybe put the engine in the back (and a crashbar under the hood) so you can stretch your legs ?

reminds me of the beetle of someone I knew that put a 911 engine in it and <deleted> all merc drivers off big time.

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52 minutes ago, KKr said:

reminds me of the beetle of someone I knew that put a 911 engine in it and <deleted> all merc drivers off big time.

For many many years Porsche had a "special" VW Transporter which would accompany cars on testing. 

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this one would just 'have' to go 3 Phase!

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On 5/31/2020 at 3:53 PM, Dumbastheycome said:

I have a 1935 Austin Seven Butchers van back home begging  restoration.

Wonder what  they could do to that lil Baby ? lol

It needs a small block Chevy V8, there's nothing like a few sounds whilst out cruising....:stoner:

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