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Old 04-10-2018, 03:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:58 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Or maybe a motor-differential assembly like the one already fitted to some Toyota and Lexus hybrid SUVs
I have a 2006 Highlander Hybrid AWD and it is surprisingly fast! Toyota purposely tuned these vehicles to still be useful tow vehicles that were also capable of respectable economy. A V6 engine combined with electric motors front and back results in a vehicle that does zero to 60 in the low 7's while still getting mpg numbers in the mid to high twenties. If I baby the thing I break into the thirties.

Using one of these old hybrid SUV's would be a great way to mix economy with performance in a classic Franken-vehicle like this! Very cool build!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota...essandro_Volta

Toyota coulda/shoulda built the Alessandro Volta. It had the same drivetrain with the V-6 in back.


https://www.caranddriver.com/news/to...lta-auto-shows

The only part of this I have is the Lexus rear axle.

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Old 04-18-2018, 07:21 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Toyota coulda/shoulda built the Alessandro Volta. It had the same drivetrain with the V-6 in back.
Sometimes I wonder why Toyota didn't even try to drop a Prius drivetrain into the MR2.
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Sometimes I wonder why Toyota didn't even try to drop a Prius drivetrain into the MR2.
Back when the Toyota Matrix and the Pontiac Vibe were the same car under the skin, I always wished that they would drop the Prius drive into those. I could have gotten an earlier hybrid Pontiac fix before I even contemplated the current Firebrid project.

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Soon?

How much did/will you recoup when you sold/sell the S-10 parts and those mudder wheels and tires?
When i bought the mustang for 300 the suspension was already gone. I just used my torch to cut the frame off and gave it to my neighbor for scrap.

I haven't touched the Prius since my last post, but ill get back to it soon.
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Considering those S10 EV prototypes from late-'90s which had the drivetrain from the Saturn EV1, and therefore were front-wheel drive, wouldn't the S10 frame which was already fitted to the Mustang be worth keeping?
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You could call it Must-id. Extra points if you paint it yellow
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