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Old 10-16-2019, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric 'V-8' Crate Motor!

Classic car enthusiasts and their industry do not have to stop with the concerns of the internal combustion engines. Electric motor swaps are not unique but Electric GT company has created a modular GM LS-like 'V-8-shaped' electric crate motor capable to develop between 140-240 horsepower and between 240-340 pound-feet of torque. Order from the company, the right accessory package and drop the motor directly into whatever project car. Easier than a traditional gasoline-powered V-8 swap. This idea also informed the design of the motor and why itís taken the shape it has.



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Old 10-16-2019, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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EV conversions

For those interested in converting their vehicle to electric only power, someone is developing a "crate engine" that you can drop in a conventional vehicle and essentially convert it to an EV.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aut...v-conversions/

This is something that I have been waiting for. I suspect that the conversion will be much easier and more affordable in maybe 5 or 10 years. This is perfect for people like me who would like to keep a vehicle for a very long time. What is appealing about this is that you can utilize the same driveshaft/axle design that your vehicle already has, albeit you may have to make it stronger to handle the instant torque from the motor.
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this is a great idea. i'm very interested in this - any idea on pricing?
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Tis all well and good, but you still have the insufferable battery issues.
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Interesting. This is Eric Hutchinson, the guy that used to host The EV Show with Michael Bream at EV West. Example.

Here's the website: https://www.electricgt.com/

It appeared to be two siamesed AC induction motors:
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The product is a metal frame roughly in the shape of a V8 engine. Mounted to the frame are a pair of electric motors, such as the “AC50” or “AC51” motors commonly used in EV conversions, along with parts like a pair of motor controllers, and a DC-DC converter. The crate motor is sized so it fits into the same footprint as a V8 engine so that one can be swapped in to replace the existing gas engine.
https://longtailpipe.com/2019/10/19/...c-crate-motor/

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As I think about it, it seems it's a glorified adapter plate (similar to Zelectric). Good idea though.
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There's also a company just up the road from me who's also thinking along the same lines - ie bolt in motor with all the controllers etc so you "just" need to mount this, connect up to your drive train and wire in some batteries and you're sorted.

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OTOH Jack Rickard says the when the battery boxes are in the job is 80% done.

The only advantage I see is a clean installation that looks like what it isn't.
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OTOH Jack Rickard says the when the battery boxes are in the job is 80% done.

The only advantage I see is a clean installation that looks like what it isn't.
So now all we need is someone to develop a drop in battery solution.
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Many of the commercial battery packs for autos are plug & play, but mostly heavy or bulky.
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I kind of like it but I'm not really on board. If I'm going to convert to an EV, I want it to look the part. A motor that looks nothing like the old 22R is fine by me. If it isn't saddled with silly cladding, maybe we can package the hardware to fit a couple of battery modules up front with the motor, or make all the various components more easily serviceable.

Another EV conversion doohickey that recently broke out was this:

https://jalopnik.com/finally-an-elec...our-1839168140

Its big advantage is that it completely displaces an entire axle, and according to what I'm reading could be adapted to either front or rear drive (or if you're just that guy, both). Again, power output is modest but sufficient for a lot of older, lower powered applications. Their example is a classic Mini but I think it would rock under the rear of, for instance, a 30-year-old compact pickup.

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