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FamiLAB electric car
« on: June 24, 2012, 11:15:44 PM »
I think we should buy a junk miata and make an electric drag car 8)

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 11:23:25 PM »

We already have a driver!






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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 11:25:39 PM »
And as for electric...




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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 09:56:29 AM »
I'd love to work on this kind of stuff.  I've got experience rebuilding engines at home (rebuilt a toyota truck and my old fiero 4cyl) - I'd love to do some sort of project car.  And miatas are really lightweight.

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 02:14:24 PM »
Has anyone considered turning a gas car into a acceleration assisted hybrid?
Ive been tossing the idea of mounting an electric motor to my drive train for awhile, simply for the purpose of throttle boost. this way you could minimize the weight of batteries by keeping a bank of capacitors instead, wouldn't need AS big a motor, and could mount it to a 4cylinder car to maximize mileage while giving it some needed horsepower. could make quite the sleeper car.

I've also seen axle mounted motors that use braking as power regeneration and wondered if they could be useful for such an idea.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 03:00:19 PM »
if you guys are still interested in making an electric car, my father has a good choice at a great price.
its a 1983 porsche 944 with great exterior (white) and decent to good interior (chocolate). bonus is that it has no engine or transmission presently, so you wouldnt need to remove it. it does have 4 wheels, and braking system, and clutch hydraulics.


he is wanting $600 for the whole thing.


its basically the same car straub used to make his first electric car before he become CFO of tesla motors.


http://www.evalbum.com/223


he also built a trailer that housed a generator for long distance travel.

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 10:28:51 AM »
I almost did an electric sandrail. I priced out a kit from e-volks.com and I figured with a lithum kit I could be on the road for around 7 grand. And with a sand rail there is no weight so it should have a great range and amazing power. I just never found the right doner vw. That and the 7 grand always went into other projects.

I would love to help on this too. If it ever gets off the ground you can count me in.

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 05:34:23 PM »
We've got a perfect donor car for converting to electric. It's a 1975 Fiat Spider. The only issue is that the bill of sale doesn't match the owner on the title. I've heard this can be cleared in 90 days by posting to the paper that it was abandoned.

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 05:55:18 PM »
If the title is signed, they won't ask at the DMV. They do not need to see the bill of sale, just the signed and filled out title. If it is a lost title you can apply for a replacement.

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 01:49:01 AM »
Who's on the title?

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 10:03:45 AM »
thats an awesome car!

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 05:34:41 PM »
Some guy in CA, that sold it to a guy that sold it to my friend. There maybe one or two other owners but... My buddy bought it to convert to an electric car after doing a lot of research in to what would make a great conversion car. This is what he bought.

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 10:29:39 PM »
There are a myriad of old golf carts on craigslist for under $300 that would be a fun starter project!

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 08:22:32 PM »
My buddy is serious about donating the car. Is this a real project idea we want to tackle or pipe dream?

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Re: FamiLAB electric car
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2013, 03:11:29 PM »
I know this topic is really old, but just incase anybody is out there... Lol.
 
I'm a former member of the University of Centeral Florida American Society of Engineering and Technology Electric Vehicle Team.  We converted a 1994 Mercury Tracer LS to a 120VDC EV with a 100+ mile range and a top speed of 80mph+.  We also raced it on a very short "AutoCross" style course held in Orlando where we beat a Firebird (electric vehicles have 100% torque at 0 rpm, unlike internal combusion engines, and the short track emphasized setup and starting acceleration over top speed and horsepower)
 
I'd love to be a part of something like this, if it comes up/ comes up again.
 
-Ben2