EV 65 Coupe? - FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 3
EV 65 Coupe?

I have done quite a bit of searching and snooping through the forums and I can't find anyone who has built a 65 Coupe as an EV.

Here is my vision (pipe dream?)

I love the classic look of the 65 Coupe, but for me it would be a 3rd car; Sunday driver; short range, weekend road trips kind of car. And I have a crazy idea to make it an BEV.

Based on the pics that I have looked at from various build projects, it looks like there is plenty of space in the transmission tunnel to put the motor, and then use the engine bay and gas tank/rear of the car for battery boxes. The plan is for a medium range (100-150 mile) BEV, with a moderate capability motor (AC-35 / AC-76) probably running a 144V system. Going with an AC drive train makes a lot of sense to me because of the regen, and lithium batteries (probably refurb/used Tesla) makes sense from both a range and a weight stand point.

Basic outline of the budget:
Kit + running gear $20K (Really what I want is the complete kit without the gas tank, motor components, etc...So I am probably going to wind up with the basic kit plus some stuff)
Motor and EV control components $10K
Battery pack $15K
Paint and Finishing $5K

Round numbers ~$50K

I would love some feedback to make sure that I am not completely out of my mind, and also to make sure that my budget numbers line up...

Yes, I could probably go the easy route and build an 818c but the 65 has the look I am looking for....

(my back up thought would be to put a crate ecoboost I-4 in one... )

videojunkie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 02:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Bob Cowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 17,056
I know it's been done, more than once. I'v read about it on the other FF board. There's build thread on an electric 818 around here somewhere, too.


.boB "Iron Man"
NASA Rocky Mountain TTU #42
Dart 427W, Momar 8 Stack EFI, 600'ish hp, TKO, 3.55 TruTrac, Red with Ghost Flames. Gone, but not forgotten.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bob Cowan is online now  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 02:26 PM
Senior Member
FFCars Master Craftsman
 
turbodon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Manteca, CA
Posts: 2,554
turbodon is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 03:41 PM
Blues n Brews
 
ewh123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Westerville Ohio
Posts: 483
Talking

My biggest issue with an electric coupe would be the limited distance it could travel. If you want to drive several hours you're out of luck, an hour to an hour and a half would be the max, throw in some hilly terrain or spirited driving and the time gets shorter. But the acceleration would be awesome with the right motor installed. Maybe even give a Tesla a go on the drag strip.



ewh123

2006 F5 Roadster #4039, 5.0, 4X4 Headers & Stainless Sidepipes, Holley Ultra 650 Carb, T5, Disc Brakes Front & Rear, 3.73 8.8 4 Link Rear, Chrome Roll Bar And Bumpers, Tubular Control Arms Front And Rear, 17 inch Halibrand replica rims with BF Goodrich Street Comp 2 tires, wipers, Kirkey vintage seats.

2014 F5 Type 65 Coupe #655, 5.0, 2x4bbl carbs, T5, 4 link 8.8, 3.73 gears, tubular control arms front and rear, disk brakes front and rear, 17 inch Halibrand replica rims with 315 rear and 245 front Mickey Thompson Street Comps, wipers and washers, seat heaters, heat and a/c, Kirkey vintage seats, carpet. Still building.
ewh123 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 3
I live in the Northern Virginia area, so there is quite a bit that can be reached in a 50-75 mile working range including a ton of wineries, and the blue ridge parkway. most of the twisty roads around here are 35-45mph speed limited (not that it slows down some drivers). There is also a fairly significant charging infrastructure in the area, so topping off is not an un-reasonable expectation.

I know that there are a few big builders that have made EV's from kits. All of them seem to be in the low 5 figure range. I was looking to see if anyone knew of someone who had garage built one.
videojunkie is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 11:25 PM
Senior Member
 
dallas_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,939
Garage
Go for it!

And do a build thread.

FFR #7124 Mk 3.1, Levy 5 link, LCA's & brakes, 17" Halibrands, electric PS, SAI, Eibach springs, BOSS 427w, webers, hood louvers, tilt front. Delivered 12/23/09, 1st start 02/19/12. 1st go cart 03/03/12. Titled 10/3/12.

"I'm basing it on a collective interpretation of these particular cars. And whatever the hell I like". The Federalist Patriot
dallas_ is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:36 PM
Moderator
 
Russ Thompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: oakland,ca.
Posts: 8,319
I agree, do it!

I would love to see a really clean electric build done on the coupe.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Russ Thompson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

 

Welcome to FFCars! The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory Five.