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2018/12/24 16:33:45 (permalink)
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electric capri

ive been toying with this for a while. I do think the global warming conversation is going overtake us whether we like it or not. I want to convert a capri because i like them a bit. (ill end up putting solar panels etc on the house)
 
I was looking to spend approx 25k on a conversion but hopefully by wheeling and dealing (as i have here) ill cut that cost right down. Im going to go DC this time as its easier to do and the lack of re-gen & 150km range is okay.
So i kept an eye on the relevant forums and a mazda rx7 came up. Its a project car. The guy has brought all of the conversion gear (except for the batteries), has bolted the motor in, had the battery trays made up and bolted in - but thats as far as he got.
Brought it for 4k, hoping to sell the car for that.
all of the stuff came last week - inc the mazda. All new. Ill use the mazda 5 speed because its all been done.




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    Re: electric capri 2018/12/24 16:35:55 (permalink)
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    Re: electric capri 2018/12/24 16:39:06 (permalink)
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    the shell ill use is a v6 one i brought from wiggy. it has a bit of history.. Quite a nice shell - except the apron will have to be changed, minor repairs to both front inner guards and the a pillars have been welded up - not as i like




    not sure whether ill re-do the a pillars, really hoping to get this one done next year ahead of most the others
     
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    Re: electric capri 2018/12/24 16:42:17 (permalink)
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    ill  paint it candy apple red (a 1970 capri colour), with a saddle interior. I want it to look like a dead ringer gtv6 but of course it will be VERY quiet and wont have an exhaust!
    so far so good, ive most of the conversion gear for essentially nothing. the batteries will cost me approx 12k
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    Re: electric capri 2018/12/24 19:57:44 (permalink)
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    Just got to dial back the launch control when your mates are around.

    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/original-bodied-mazda-rx-2-wrecked-on-netflixs-fastest-car/
     
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    Re: electric capri 2018/12/27 17:19:16 (permalink)
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    Must say it’s a great idea! Especially nowadays as on the road their better just for a cruise. Sold my auto will miss it though just such a nice car to drive.
    Well understand the instant power those batteries may deliver. Will watch this with interest.
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    Re: electric capri 2019/01/26 16:27:13 (permalink)
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    Well I've taken a major leap forward on this one



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    Re: electric capri 2019/01/26 18:35:22 (permalink)
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    spud you Boag!
    So does this mean you will plan to have it engineered and registered?
    That will be interesting to follow the process.
    I suppose passing emissions will be a breeze!
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    Re: electric capri 2019/01/28 13:28:01 (permalink)
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    Yes all rego'd etc.
    all of a sudden I have an excess of nice v6 donor shells to choose from.
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