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lumpey
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Posted - 23 May 2017 :  15:29:43 Show Profile Click to see lumpey's MSN Messenger address Reply with Quote
I think you can get more power and much better range now as the technology develops.... It would be cool though...
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lumpey
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Posted - 23 May 2017 :  16:15:37 Show Profile Click to see lumpey's MSN Messenger address Reply with Quote
It would be really cool to put a NEV's electric motor in but I suspect it would be a technical nightmare and there are lots of stand alone specialists and suppliers who do these types of conversions. I think you're right about the gearbox though as the torque is instant with an electric power train and would probably just break. I'm worried enough about Gina with a turbo (although the chatter sound when you take your foot off the gas is awesome)!!!!!
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 23 May 2017 :  16:44:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I think Tesla was talking about releasing the technology so any car could be adapted. And there were some 'boffins' that were working on an electric engines that became the wheel hubs.

All quite expensive though - as you say!
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lumpey
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Posted - 24 May 2017 :  07:50:29 Show Profile Click to see lumpey's MSN Messenger address Reply with Quote
Its all do-able but expensive, its slightly ironic though that you get a 4500 grant from the government for a new electric car but nothing for converting a classic (which lets face it is probably quite 'dirty'). Funnily enough the wheeler dealers where they do a maserati bi turbo elctric conversion was on last night...
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 26 May 2017 :  17:26:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Here's some pics of the Aylesbury Hills Car Show last weekend...





















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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 May 2017 :  12:18:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The Four Shires Saab Club badge takes me back as I used to be Treasurer up to 1976 when the Club disbanded.
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 12 Jun 2017 :  11:26:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have some 2-stroke door cards to go in the pickup and they look similar to this...


My doors are V4 so have a different door opener - is there a way of converting the door so the opener is in the same position as the lever on the older door card?

The alternative is to cut the door cards (which I really don't want to do) and think of something to cover up the existing hole!?
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 13 Jun 2017 :  16:57:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Or if anyone has a pic of the inside panel (without door card) of a 2-stroke door, that would be handy...
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 02 Jul 2017 :  20:08:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The earlier dash has a round-faced clock in it which is now wired up and seems to be working OK, ie: keeping time. But does anyone know what the 'clunk' noise is?

It happens every 1.5 minutes and sounds a bit like an old fashioned camera taking a picture!?

https://youtu.be/7qBXNx6WtKQ
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john-saab
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Posted - 02 Jul 2017 :  20:16:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The clocks have an electric "winding" device...basically it keeps the clock running by winding it up as you said..every few minutes.
http://jlw97.fatcow.com/saabstories/pages/clockfix/
'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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deggsie
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 02 Jul 2017 :  20:25:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The 'clunk' noise means it's working properly - it's the clock re-winding itself.
The clocks are spring-wound, but only run for a minute or two before needing re-wound. As the clock runs and the spring winding runs down, an arm with a contact point moves closer to a mating contact; when contact is made, the actuating solenoid gets a 12v supply and 'kicks' the moving arm, swinging the mechanism and thereby rewinding the clock for a further couple of minutes. The action also breaks the contact at the same time, ready to begin the cycle again.
It's the 'kick' of the 12v solenoid that you can hear.

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UK_Sub
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Posted - 03 Jul 2017 :  09:46:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good to know - thanks for the info!
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 18 Jul 2017 :  14:07:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Been playing around with a headlining idea...

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green96v4
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Canada
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Posted - 19 Jul 2017 :  11:53:18 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
very cool
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 19 Jul 2017 :  16:50:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks.

I've used cut down slats from a wooden blind, as test strips - held in place with thumb tacks!

The final headlining is hopefully going to be made from bamboo strips. Bit worried about lining up all the screw holes though!

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