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    Electric power conversion, the future?

    I saw a "Wheeler Dealer" some months ago where Ed China converted a classic to electric power. I am very interested in this and could visualise a vintage daily on battery power. Has anyone on here done this or done some homework along those lines? I am thinking about replacing say, an up to 2L motor/gearbox. I did a search but couldn't find anything here.
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    I did that (the one off eastenders) and planned to put nissan leaf running gear in it, but that proved an expensive option so i sold it on and bought a 68 c10 stepside with a 350 in it instead.
    Rather have something with bit of noise.

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    Maybe wait till electrics are in the breakers yard but that could be a long long time to wait, my mums electric Singer sewing machine made in 1927 is still going... and them batteries will still be pricey I bet and still gotta set up the home inverter. When everyone has a charging point at home will the local substation have the umph to keep us all going?
    Maybe think again and look to a mx5 or zetec and just watch electric progress for now.
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    I bought a variety of books, there was one where the owner did it in (funded it ) in 3 stages(wheeling and dealing)......there was ,a guy who built a Seven type, which was in a kitcar mag, I thought he was going to produce them, but it never really progressed, that said he did have a web site with some really good stuff , well worth a read through(It's clear and understandable)
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    How ever you go it won’t be cheap, the motors and controllers aren’t too bad. There a few open source plans available on the net for controllers and hub motors look the best option in real life, but Jebuz the batteries are hella expensive if you want good power and range. And you can pretty much forget about scoring a good set to batteries from the scrappy as that’s why the cars are binned. Hell Renault only rent you theirs because you’d never buy the car if you had to buy them.
    That said soon it could be an option as more and more cars are heading that way.

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    Tesla open sourced their technology,Renault have changed the ( Money) charging of their battery packs,It'll still be dear. For some reason I think Tesla have a different way of packing the Packs, It could be they have lots of single cells all across the floor pan ,and if one fails it's just replaced( I've not sure where I read that)
    I would guess China will be at the front of Battery Technology,in addition some of their styling on new SUV is excellent, the Byton M-Byte and K-Byte

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