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Old 12-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I almost agree. Were it me, I would (1) modify the head to accept a direct mount, small venturi progressive 2 barrell (alternatively, you could use a 2 to 1 adapter), (2) recurve the distributor after upgrading it to one of the electronic distributors, (3) manual T-5 transmission, and (4) re-gear rear end accordingly.

With the 200, the selection of auto-overdrive transmissions may not be great, that is why I suggest the widely available T-5.

I would very strongly recommend you go to the following website: FORDSIX PERFORMANCE • Index page

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I could break 20 with my old 65 (200, auto, port divider, breakerless, pony carb). The biggest thing for it was drafting since the aero was so bad.

I was looking at a 66. I had lined up the full running gear from a mazda diesel truck (5 speed / perkins base). The deal on the shell fell through, and I ended up with a vx instead.

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Old 12-14-2013, 01:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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No one buys a popular classic car with the idea of saving money!

If you are going to build this as an EV and you want 50-70 mile range then you need lithium batteries.
tough part is do you want a single, fixed gear, manual transmission or an automatic.

I'm pretty sure there is someone out there who makes an adapter for pretty much any popular motor to fit a Ford transmission, so you can build this whole car with off the shelf parts, you will have to weld some motor mounts an battery boxes, that is about it, the rest of the parts you can buy then bolt together.
The hard part is that you want to fit these parts to a 45 year old car.

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I could break 20 with my old 65 (200, auto, port divider, breakerless, pony carb). The biggest thing for it was drafting since the aero was so bad.

I was looking at a 66. I had lined up the full running gear from a mazda diesel truck (5 speed / perkins base). The deal on the shell fell through, and I ended up with a vx instead.
A small diesel Mustang would have been awesome.

I have this ridiculous dream of putting a Duramax into an early 1960s Caddy.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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electric car conversion motor to transmission adapter plate coupler

They have adapter plates with couplings for Ford Mustang transmissions so you can bolt an off the shelf motor right on.

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Is a list of electric mustangs on EValbum.com, looks like 350 to 375 watt hours per mile is what some people are getting, so size your battery pack with that in mind.
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T5 is the way to go. Use the low end torque of that 6 to your advantage. That's what I'm doing. I've got a custom ground isky cam that comes on very low in the rpm range. With my overdrive and 3.08 rear I should be about 17-1800 rpms at 70. The torque will pull me down the road with ease with very light throttle usage.
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Is a list of electric mustangs on EValbum.com, looks like 350 to 375 watt hours per mile is what some people are getting, so size your battery pack with that in mind.
He wants to cruise at 75 MPH. I suggest 500 to 600 watt-hours per mile unless he makes serious aero mods.
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Yeah, its totally doable. But, Darin is right, its not going to save you money. JRMichler is also right, the battery back is going to need to be pretty massive due to the aerodynamics of the car and the high cruising speed you're looking at.
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Yeah, its totally doable. But, Darin is right, its not going to save you money. JRMichler is also right, the battery back is going to need to be pretty massive due to the aerodynamics of the car and the high cruising speed you're looking at.
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This rig kind of invites the Volt series hybrid design.

Small diesel powered generator under the hood where the old engine used to live. Modest array of batteries filling up the rest of the engine bay and perhaps a few in the trunk. Where the transmission used to live, a single- or two-speed box stepping down the high-rev output of a handsome, torquey AC motor.

The go pedal doesn't talk to the engine at all. Only the voltmeter on the battery pack talks to the engine, revving up and loading the alternator as necessary. The go pedal only controls the variable frequency AC motor controller. Program in some modest limits and you'll have a few miles of no-engine electric-only cruising, hit the highway and ramp up the amps and the engine kicks in to keep the batteries hot and provide extra juice to the motor. Bob's your uncle and off you go.

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