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    Electric Conversions

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48956000
    If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

    #2
    I saw that this morning... I understand the need for action on climate change etc, but one of the main reasons I bought the Stag is because of the V8 and the sound, so not something I am willing to do.

    Also no mention of the huge environmental costs of making the lithium batteries need to run them.

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      #3
      I agree that the conversion of cars like Stags. Ferraris etc., seems to be a bit weird. The old Ferrari saying was that you buy a Ferrari engine and you get the bodywork free to go with it. I could be tempted if there were a market for converting something like a beloved family friend Audi A4 Avant or whatever to electric instead of the energy and materials needed to produce a new one.
      If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

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        #4
        There are lots of videos on youtube snd such of these conversions. makes fir hours of intrrestong viewing. tricky bit seems to be fabricating gearbox adsptor plate(if box left in-somtimes easier) . poeple also need to convert to elrctric power steering- another potential downside. agree with a stag i would think you've lost the csrs chsractor. But there is sn electric stag out there from memory. but there are so many others where it would suit. if i had the money and time i fancy comvetting a citroen DS.

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          #5
          I like the idea of converting a Stag to electric and if you miss the V8 growl, then a recording of said V8 played through a loud speaker will get it back
          I love deadlines - I like the whooshing sound they make as they pass by!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Robmsharp View Post
            I like the idea of converting a Stag to electric and if you miss the V8 growl, then a recording of said V8 played through a loud speaker will get it back
            Yes, if you've ever heard those Maserati Ghibli Diesels, and how it sounds like a "real" Maserati it's amazing what sounds can be generated.
            If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

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              #7
              I've been doing some rough calculations on the cost and dimensional requirements;
              Electric motor & controller ~ 4K
              Batteries ~ 1 @ 5.3KWh - for 75KWh therefore 18 are needed, Tesla Model S battery cost ~ 24K
              Motor / gearbox adapter plate ~ 2K
              Factor in the cost of buying and restoring a 1/2 decent Stag ~ 20K
              Total cost circa 50K....and if that doesn't put you off, the killer is that one battery module weighs 26kg therefore 18 batteries = 468kg.
              Assuming one decides to fit them in place of the petrol tank 18 batteries could fit in a custom made well below the boot floor.
              The Stag's acceleration would be awesome but I suspect it might be a tad tail happy in the corners!
              I love deadlines - I like the whooshing sound they make as they pass by!

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                #8
                I simply cannot imagine removing a V8 and replacing that with a leccy motor - pure insanity.
                Header tanks - you can't beat a bit of bling.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by wilf View Post
                  I simply cannot imagine removing a V8 and replacing that with a leccy motor - pure insanity.
                  Aren't there plans in the pipeline that says that electric cars have to fitted with some sort of kit that makes a noise because it's said that they are dangerous because they are so quiet.


                  Richard

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                    #10
                    how will electric cars cope with climate change and all the flooding? most IC engined cars can manage to ford water a foot deep, dont think electris will do so well, especially the cars with a drive motor on each wheel, perhaps a deep puddle will put pay to them

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                      #11
                      crikey some of you sound like leathery old goats.

                      I like the idea of lecky cars, immense torques and pennies to recharge, not without it's challenges but surely there are enough old stags to convert one or two?

                      This chap in Welsh Wales does some amazing stuff

                      https://www.electricclassiccars.co.uk/

                      Ickle classic car in cities would appear to be a no brainer for someone who needs wheels and wants to look a little different

                      https://electricfiat500.com/

                      I want to do one of these....

                      https://youtu.be/IGjOY4JBmy4

                      looks like great fun but oh dear no 15mpg any more
                      Stags and Range Rover Classics - I must be a loony

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ritchie6 View Post

                        Aren't there plans in the pipeline that says that electric cars have to fitted with some sort of kit that makes a noise because it's said that they are dangerous because they are so quiet.


                        Richard
                        Apparently it's those pesky cyclists in Yorkshire complaining; the quiet electric vehicles come up silently behind them, which doesn't give them time to bunch up...!

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                          #13
                          climate change.....the biggest con ever, apart from cat 6 cable over cat 5e

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Phil S View Post
                            how will electric cars cope with climate change and all the flooding? most IC engined cars can manage to ford water a foot deep, dont think electris will do so well, especially the cars with a drive motor on each wheel, perhaps a deep puddle will put pay to them
                            Tesla says "Hold my beer"




                            ​​​​​​Longer reply says that the motors and batteries are IP66 or greater and most cars are suggested to use a 4" limit for wading with only taller vehicles such as 4x4 up to a foot.
                            Last edited by djtaylor; 10th August 2019, 06:21.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 022Dave View Post

                              Apparently it's those pesky cyclists in Yorkshire complaining; the quiet electric vehicles come up silently behind them, which doesn't give them time to bunch up...!
                              Perhaps they should have to make some sort of noise so we can hear them approaching. As kids we used to clip pieces of cardboard on the forks so they brushed against the spokes which made it sound like you had an engine.

                              Richard

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