Hi everyone! I'm thrilled to have finally found a forum like this. Ive been plotting an electric conversion for months but haven't found the right way to start, until now!
A little about me, new father, ASE master mechanic for 25 years, not afraid of fabrication work, zero EV experience other than owning a Rav4 EV. Excited to build my own system.
I am loaded with questions and eager to learn!
What I want to achieve... Since this will be my first conversion I understand it will be a little sloppy and ill run into a lot of "shoulda done that instead" scenarios. Ill want to keep it low budget for the first conversion, Ill need the car to hit 45-50 mph and have a range of 50 ish miles. It weighs about 2500 pounds. I live in the mountains so elevation is a consideration. I was hoping someone could suggest a "minimum requirements" setup for me and i can go from there. I also found a couple toyota Prius's for $1000 close to me, would it make sense to pick one up and go from there?
I have not started my project yet but the car is a 1988 Fiero GT with a blown 2.8 engine and automatic trans, From what ive read so far Ill need to convert to manual. once I have a plan ill go ahead and start a conversion thread, hopefully brainstorming is allowed in the new member section