Porsche 914 conversion kit




Porsche 914 conversion kit

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    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    A drop-down air cleaner will allow you to close the engine lid. Your video shows you driving in cold weather. Rated at hp and ft-lbs. If you like, you can follow me on Google Plus. Occasionally some kits may take longer due to different variations in production or material availability.

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

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    I love stumbling across alternative vehicle DIY solutions on the Internet. And, after viewing the above electric Porsche video, I was curious about the person in the clip and decided to contact him to see if he had any nuggets of info he could pass on to others interested in converting a conventional car to electric.

    As it turns out his name is Ross Cunniff. He was happy to let others in on his project and agreed to answer a few questions. Between peak oil, global warming, air pollution both particulate and ozone , and water pollution from gas stations and refining I am convinced that we need a better way to get around town. My own personal commute is less than 15 miles round-trip, and I knew that this is similar to many others — the typical daily driving distance is less than 30 miles.

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    So, all of this combined to push me toward wanting an electric vehicle, and to advocate for their widespread use. This has given me familiarity with many engineering concepts, such as designing proper experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and how to find knowledge and apply it to a problem. My interest in electric vehicles initially made me want to buy one. But there were not really any good options for prebuilt vehicles when I was searching in It has front and rear compartments, is light and aerodynamic, has many original and after-market parts available, and has a relatively simple electrical system.

    So, in , I found a suitable about miles away that I purchased specifically to become an electric vehicle. My research into EV conversions had led me to one company who provided kits for converting Porsche s. I ordered their kit in the fall of I believe that company has since greatly improved their kit, based on feedback from me and others who were converting at the time.

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    As I was building the kit, I found several communities of converters who were able to help me find sources for various components. These communities are still around, and are very helpful two big ones are at diyelectriccar. You can get all sorts of recommendations on component providers and design considerations from fellow EV conversion enthusiasts.

    The actual conversion process took about 3 months of part-time work. I have since done a conversion from scratch of a Jeep Cherokee. How many hours did you spend on the conversion, and did you undertake it by yourself? Not counting all of the effort spent on restoration of the to robust driving condition, I probably spent about hours on the conversion.

    Were there books, or websites you used to refer to when you had a question or problem? In addition to the above websites, there are several blogs on conversions. I replaced the original batteries after 2 years. Not because they were worn out, but because I had decided that flooded lead-acid batteries were not a good technology. I have replaced them with sealed lead-acid batteries, at a higher overall voltage.

    Porsche 914 conversion kit

    Your video shows you driving in cold weather. How much does temperature affect the battery performance? Cold weather can definitely impact range. With my battery upgrade, I am also adding battery warmers which will both extend my cold-weather range as well as improve the lifetime of the batteries. As I said, I have already converted a Jeep Cherokee. I am planning an electric scooter project. And I am also likely to do an electric-assist 3-wheel velomobile human-powered tricycle.

    Mostly to replace the family car the only seats two people. Hello, I have been writing online for some time, and enjoy the outdoors. If you like, you can follow me on Google Plus. What got you interested in electric vehicles? Do you have a technical education, or work in a technical profession? What led you to deciding to convert your Porsche? How did you find the electric motor and battteries you chose to use for it?

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