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There’s a Moment Motors conversion on BAT


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It's shocking me

(heh)

what a Prius inverter can put up with.

 

Anyone got a couple thousand 18650's going spare?

 

t

found an EV1 motor in the junkyard, and now thinks he's an EV god.

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I was just in Austin for F1 and stopped by Terry’s shop on Monday, and Terry was gracious enough to let me take the Colorado, Tesla powered 02 for a short drive. I can attest that it is a fun little car to drive and is very, very well done! 
 

Maybe not as much fun as the s52 powered 02, he also let me drive lol, but the EV 02 should be a very nice, unique addition to someone’s stable!

 

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Terry has added a cold start video  😁, plus driving videos, including the S52 (for comparison). Definitely watching this one.

 

btw... This may not be such a bad way to go with a 4-speed. Freeway revs in an EV? Who cares?

 

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I’ve vacillated over posting what I thought of the car, and finally decided to just go ahead. Screw it.
 

frankly, I just don’t get it. I think the whole idea of the build is silly. I love technology, but something about electric conversions of classic cars just makes me want to roll my eyes. This sucks because I’m not a “roll my eyes” kind of guy. There is no advantage to a build like this over a gasser other than the novelty of having an Electric classic, and I don’t really understand that. The cost/benefit math just doesn’t compute. There are a litany of other ridiculous things about the conversion I could point out, but the silliest is the 100 mile range (or less if it’s cold or you put your foot in it). WHAT A JOKE. I’d be embarrassed to offer that to a customer. It’s just my opinion, but anyone bidding on that embarrassment should have their head examined. 

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Hmm.  As I'm working on a not- dissimilar project, I don't totally disagree.

 

An electric car's more of an appliance than an end in and of itself.

I want an appliance that can take me to work and back, day in, day out,

and that I don't have to worry about.  

So why convert a fragile, lightweight, under- braked and under- protected

car to an appliance?  Why not something more robust, like a big- bumpered E30,

or an E36?

 

But of course, we all do what we want with our cars.  If an electric scootabout 2002

makes someone warm and fuzzy inside, go for it. Cost/ benefit goes out the window 

as soon as you mention 'cars,' anyway, and I'd be a bit surprised if many people drive their

gas 2002 100 miles at a time these days.  Personally, I played with the idea for a while-

and moved on, because why appliance-ify something that ISN'T an appliance?

 

That's me.

 

I'll be besmirching an E21, because it was a turd when new, it's aged poorly,

it has bumpers that can parallel park with the best of them,

and how else am I going to get the damned thing out of the barn?

CIS sure won't do it!

 

t

Electric cars make sense in many situations.  Not ALL situations!

 

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3 hours ago, Tdh said:

I’ve vacillated over posting what I thought of the car, and finally decided to just go ahead. Screw it.
 

frankly, I just don’t get it. I think the whole idea of the build is silly. I love technology, but something about electric conversions of classic cars just makes me want to roll my eyes. This sucks because I’m not a “roll my eyes” kind of guy. There is no advantage to a build like this over a gasser other than the novelty of having an Electric classic, and I don’t really understand that. The cost/benefit math just doesn’t compute. There are a litany of other ridiculous things about the conversion I could point out, but the silliest is the 100 mile range (or less if it’s cold or you put your foot in it). WHAT A JOKE. I’d be embarrassed to offer that to a customer. It’s just my opinion, but anyone bidding on that embarrassment should have their head examined. 

 

I somewhat agree with the above, but I would also point out that the electric 02 has an obvious precedent with the 1972 Munich Olympic pace car for some of the running events, so it is not completely out of order.

 

That said, while I am not in the camp that considers classic EV conversions sacrilege, if I were to get an EV, I would want modern everything, with as many advanced features as possible, such as a Lucid or Rivian or whatnot. As in modern chassis and safety features, advanced motors and batteries/management systems, the latest in infotainment, over the air software updates, etc.

 

Fortunately, I don't have a meaningful commute, so I carry on with any one of the six stupid old cars in our stable, none of which are practical or have advanced anything, besides fun behind the wheel :)

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---'73 2002tii Chamonix w/ flares, sunroof, 15x7s, LSD, Bilstein Sports w/ H&R springs, upgraded sway bars, E21 Recaros
---'86 Porsche 944 Turbo grey street/track car

---'81 Alfa Romeo GTV6 rescued from junkyard, Lemons Rally/"GT" car

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