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Old 01-17-2020, 03:58 PM
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Default How's this for an electric car ?

I heard about this company on bbc Radio 4 yesterday.

They convert old cars to 'lectric so you can continue to drive your Dad's garage queen every day.

http://londonelectriccars.com

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Lovely. My dear departed maternal grandfather drove Morris Minors for pretty much as long as they were available.

Though, with conversion costs at £12,000 - £20,000, I'm not sure the economics quite add up.

That old car is missing a lot of modern safety features too - which may be less of a concern given the type of journey it's intended for.
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Fantastic - so old British cars no longer spinning out on their own oil.

Wait a minute ... is Lucas involved?
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In the late 60's me and a buddy bought a very old Morris Minor for $25. We were very amateur mechanics and would work on the dang thing for weeks. Then it would run for a week or two and the cycle would repeat. Good times.
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Get yourself an old Mini Cooper, it could probably be converted to run on a couple of 9-Volts.
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You can convert any car to electric. Whether it's worth it to convert an existing gasoline vehicle to electric is up to the owner or buyer of a vehicle. I wouldn't do it. Factory electric vehicles are designed from the chassis up to house the batteries, battery management systems and integrate all existing electronics to operate with the system.
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Lovely. My dear departed maternal grandfather drove Morris Minors for pretty much as long as they were available.
We had a Morris Minor when I was a kid - mid sixties. It was that funky greenish color with a beige ragtop - Dad called it Sweet Pea after the Tommy Roe song
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Fantastic - so old British cars no longer spinning out on their own oil.

Wait a minute ... is Lucas involved?
Ha! "Lucas, Prince of Darkness". Oh, let's hope not.
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