Well you're in luck, that's an extremely popular build and unlike most modern vehicles, there are precise, detailed plans available for....I would like to convert my 1937 2 door Pontiac Silver Streak , where do i get the plans from A to Z to do the conversion, thank you..
Highway worthy = 70mph?The car will not be a hot rod, just need it to be hiway worthy and 120 miles per charge,,The car weighs 3,250 lbs
It was relevant years ago. The way people are building cars these days is completely different, it changes about every year or two.What about that dvd from Gavin Shoebridge " Electric car conversion made easy"
I'd recommend that you consider the EV4U Custom Conversions three day course (here). It costs 495 USD (iirc) and is designed to take a novice through the complete build process... it will save a lot of time and effort working through the forumsany help would be greatly appreciated
Thank you, i appreciate your advice..Well I listed 4 questions to get started and you answered 2 of them. Keep going.
Highway worthy = 70mph?
Range = 120 miles.
So roughly speaking, you're looking for a motor that'll weigh about 150 lbs and be about 9" across or more. It will cost around $2000 new for a DC motor.
You will probably consume 300-400 watt-hour per mile at highway speeds, so you're looking at roughly 36,000 - 48,000 watt-hours. For reference, a Nissan Leaf pack is around 24,000 watt-hours. Without shopping around for deals, that's around $7500 for the battery pack. Much less if you know how to and put effort in to shop, but you want an A-Z so, I'm guessing you probably don't.
It was relevant years ago. The way people are building cars these days is completely different, it changes about every year or two.
You can still build a car the way he describes, use lead-acid batteries, etc. This will result in a car with an astronomical weight, awful performance, who's batteries wear out before they equate the amount of gas you would've burned, let alone electrical costs.
The course is an interesting idea, but it will show one specific conversion approach, with hands-on exposure the components used in that conversion. It seems unlikely to provide a more general understanding of the issues and potential solutions in a conversion, and certainly won't provide a plan for a 1937 Pontiac.
I know two people who have attended the course and both said it provided a broad introduction into component selection as well as the confidence to undertake a DIY conversion.It seems unlikely to provide a more general understanding of the issues and potential solutions in a conversion, and certainly won't provide a plan for a 1937 Pontiac.