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    #61
    ^ Not quite, because the fact it's already driving with the $200 Kent means you don't need to spend that $20k to get it running.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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      #62
      Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
      What a bullshit argument. The cost up to the point where it is a driving, usable vehicle will include the battery cost.
      "Oh, it only cost a grand for the electric conversion, but I need $25,000 worth of batteries to use it"
      Where abouts do you get your free petrol from mate?

      A 6P58S battery will put out 128kW, cost $4000 and weigh under 100kg. And an escort with that sort of electric power would out accelerate a 300 hp Duratec by quite a margin. Range would be pretty low, but horses for courses, it would be fine for hill climbs and khanas. And I think an electric hill climb escort could run rings around an IC engined escort at a lower cost.

      BTW I have first hand experience with a 305hp (crank) duratec engined mk1 escort, engine all up including ancillaries was well over $30k (by the way it shat itself in the first season and required a new block and rotating assembly), PPG RX7 dogbag (also shat itself - second season) and ran on Elf fuel which cost $6 a litre. What sort of electric drivetrain could Old Mate have purchased with that sort of coin?


      Originally posted by Captiva Fan View Post
      ^ Not quite, because the fact it's already driving with the $200 Kent means you don't need to spend that $20k to get it running.
      If you are happy with a $200 Kunt engine then this thread is redundant.

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        #63
        Forg isn't talking about a 300hp duratec though, and it's Forg, it's not going to be a competition car...
        "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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          #64
          Yeah given that they spent $30k on a race car, it'd probably have been more like $60k to prep an electric car.
          This car was never intended to be a race car OK back in the day we thought we might do one of the cheap versions of Targa Tasmania that were starting to pop-up, but it was always going to be a road car (and I think I'm even less disposed towards making everything more stressed & less user-friendly than I was then).
          Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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            #65
            Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
            What a bullshit argument. The cost up to the point where it is a driving, usable vehicle will include the battery cost.
            "Oh, it only cost a grand for the electric conversion, but I need $25,000 worth of batteries to use it"

            Originally posted by mondo2000 View Post
            Where abouts do you get your free petrol from mate?
            .
            the batterys are the energy storage 'device ' - like a fuel tank .

            so should be in the mod costs

            its the recharge cost vs the fuel cost that should be out side the modification cost


            eww now ive posted in forg thread - off to see a shrink

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              #66
              righto forg here is your chance to grow a e-peen

              buy this, swap running gear and hock the rx7 shell for a profit

              http://www.performanceforums.com/for...and-Ford-Focus
              www.holditflat.com

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                #67
                Yes, do that.

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