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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... )
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KD aka Michael.
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Also a few threads in the forum. KD was his forum name from San Diego.
Electric 65 scores 3rd world record
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.
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.
And do a build thread.
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