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Old 10-12-2017, 09:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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...yes, it would [no]t be inconceivable
To quote Han Solo, "I can imagine quite a lot." Does that make it inexorable?

If your totalitarian regime tries to make everyone a coal miner, they can still be blind-sided by the bottom falling out of solar energy costs. Unless they are prescient enough to get ahead of the rate of innovation. Good luck with that.

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An old e-type makes a great conversion candidate, honestly.

That big old chunk of iron engine coming out means you can stick a lot of batteries up front without compromising the car's balance.

The big issue would be all the transaxle/joints/driveshaft taking electric motor levels of torque long term. Without replacing all that, this car's going to be pretty unreliable.
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The big issue would be all the transaxle/joints/driveshaft taking electric motor levels of torque long term. Without replacing all that, this car's going to be pretty unreliable.
I would imagine that that was examined when sizing and programming the electric drivetrain. Not doing so would be a pretty huge oversight.
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That is a reasonable concern. Not so much the torque as the shock loading. Electrics can apply maximum torque in 1/10th the time a gas engine takes.

This might be solvable in software, adding a ramp function to the 'throttle'.
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Sure there would be plenty of room to arrange the battery packs in a way that won't interfere too much on the handling compared to a stock E-Type. When it comes to driveline, I'd also expect some direct-drive unit not so bigger than a regular differential case or transaxle to become the standard for similar projects. Eventually, catering to those die-hard entusiasts, it may be possible to program the motor to emulate gears and enable some shifting-like behavior, in a pattern similar to what is already implemented to some CVTs with a sequential manual mode.


I have already seen an E-Type in my hometown, and BTW it was an U.S.-spec with automatic transmission, but never seen it with the rear hatch open.

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Jaguar_E-Type_Series_3_rear_subframe.jpg

The XKE subframe. I'm not sure where the mount points are, but the Tesla subframe has four, two low on each side. Solve that and it's down to whether the tin needs to be cut.


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As long as you're modding the car, put those awful inboard brakes outboard. (Says the ex-Jag mechanic!)
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As long as you're modding the car, put those awful inboard brakes outboard. (Says the ex-Jag mechanic!)
They were a nightmare, as were Rover's inboard discs.
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Some famous person said the XKE is the most beautiful car in the world. I think the long hood and upright windshield looks [another word for dorky]. I prefer the Volhart-Sagitta V2 from that era, or better yet the Shelby Cobra coupe; which is also recast as an EV, the Renovo:



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In a totalitarian regime, yes, it wouldn't be inconceivable. Such a limit to the range and the possibilities to explore alternate energy sources would be an easy way to keep the population in captivity.
Major metro areas = private & delivery as electric only; and commercial is Diesel to distribution center, then LNG into town.

Rural = all else.

Then licensing and taxation to punish ICE.

Same road that let the communists take automatic weapons (and gold) from Americans.

Kinda hard to revolt with an SAA Colt and 3-gals of something or other in the truggy. With a worthless debit card.

As to the topic, there's no practical value to a 1960s car re-engined. Crash protection is abysmal.

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