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Old 10-16-2012, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mt. Orab, OH
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Ranger - '94 Ford Ranger XLT 4WD
90 day: 19.99 mpg (US)
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I've put a lot of money into brakes, tires, suspension, clutch, etc. The motor is about the only thing I haven't done anything to, so I was thinking this would be a way to get some use from the money I put into it. I couldn't recover from my loss even if I found a cheap used motor in decent shape to drop in it. Might as well do something with it right? I'll check the weight when I get home. I know it weighed a lot more than I thought such a small car should, maybe it was 2600. I'm just starting to read up on electric conversions, but it seems like I should be able to get a motor in with possibly even more hp than the ICE had. My main concern is the weight of the batteries. I actually had a large person ride in the car, I'm sure putting me over the load capacity. The passenger side cv axle came off the car at 55 mph down the highway (it was an old axle and the car sat for quite sometime). I could remove the rear seat if needed. I only need enough room for myself and my son.
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