New to the forums here and EVs in general but not new to the automotive world - current daily is an MB 2004 SL500 with all maintenance, repairs & upgrades of the past 4 years being done at home. Anyway, I'd had my eye on a 1993 325is for some time now and managed to score it pretty cheap a few months back. 5-speed manual tranny and overall immaculate interior and exterior condition for being 25 years old. Unfortunately about a week after I bought the thing I shattered my left ankle and likely will not be able to drive a stick for quite some time, and thus the dream of converting an already gorgeous car to something fun, fast and quiet is born. Price really isn't an object at the moment as I'm just getting into the electric side of things, but I know a decent system that doesn't compromise power or performance will cost some money.
Overall I've seen the EV West E36 conversion with dual WarP 9s and am still swooning lol. I've seen a few posts on here about the availablity and usability of Nissan Leaf parts in other conversions, as well as checked out Damien Maguire's Hacked Up E36 EV Build but was curious about issues I might run into using an older generation E36 versus the one that he uses in his 10 part youtube series.
Generally if anyone has any experience with this older generation E36, or any similar 90's era BMW engines for EV conversions I'd greatly appreciate a point in the right direction or any information that could be spared.
Thanks in advance!