Originally Posted by impolyt_one
Why the 911? It's never been as easy to work on without specialized tools, and you really need a lift to work on a 911. Not to mention the expensive Porsche parts that would still remain relevant to the electric car project. If you want an engine-less car, there are probably better, cooler cars you could do?
they can be cheap (like 3, 4k for an early 912 with tons of miles and i can prolly sell the engine). without the engine and some other parts i can get the weight down to 1700lb or so which makes it on the lower end of available cars. there's enough room in the trunk for batteries.
it's been done quite a bit, but not as extensive as a market as the 914 (which goes down to 1k or so)
i also like the idea of recycling an old unusable porsche and making it run on electricity.
id like a hard top not a convertible and at least a 2+2
Originally Posted by Cedric
No major issues with the E92 M3 so far, car has been pretty much bullet proof. DCT and Vanos can be pretty expensive to fix if any issues were to arise, i'd say, Take the car to a BMW dealership for a PPI. Measure clutch, brakes, check for any Vanos issues.
I personally would not buy one if doesnt have the entertainment center option.
i have half a mind to buy a porsche 911 or 912 with the motor blown out (hopefully tranny still functioning) or an old one with a ton of mileage and converting it to an electric car.
Do you actually have the know how?
If so, then more power to you, i think so far only, RUF has done such a thing, it'll be a 2nd.
IMHO, that would be an automotive blasphemy, that's the equivalent of taking a Prius and swapping the motor out with a big block Chevy. (I think the latter would even be more interesting)
yeah ruf is one of the reasons why i'd like to do it. i realize it's blasphemous, but i feel like it'd be a fun long term green project to do.
the question i had was the 911 has a weight distribution (depending on the model) of about 37/63. I've seen crunched numbers and it looks like an ev porsche will have a distribution of 50/50. how does this impact the car?
i was thinking of taking auto classes at a community college to use their garage and learn some more.