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Old 11-18-2019, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! New Member on a mission

Hello people. Thank you all for opening your doors to me. I've been into converting vehicles for a while now but never fully went through with it because I need help. Lol. Last year I purchased a 2003 Ford explorer for a very cheap price. It was perfect because the engine went bad but everything else was intact. Because of how busy life is, I didn't get to it until July of this year. It took me a week to remove the engine. Afterwards I got busy again. Now I found little time in my life to fulfill my dream of converting the explorer. I've only seen videos on conversations but that's not enough for me. I did put together a battery pack for the truck but haven't moved further than that. The engine that I want to use is unusual for it but you never know until you try. Long story short, I need help fulfilling my EV journey.

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Old 11-19-2019, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might reference some other builds. What guidelines you want to use. And, pictures fir the semi-literate.

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Old 11-19-2019, 08:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. That's a big project to take on. I look forward to what you do.
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What kind of battery did you use?
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Red Banana1 View Post
The engine that I want to use is unusual for it but you never know until you try.
What motor are you willing to use?
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Decide what speed and range you need. Expect the battery pack to add at least 1000 lbs to the weight. Do you plan to use a transmission as that will affect the motor specification? Capacitors can help with the large current draw at start up. Consider the charging systems available.

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