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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: 911 all Electric power Reply with quote

Warm greetings.
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I have a 1979 fully rebuilt and converted to Electric power.
 



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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry, welcome to the forum. Welcome

Not every day a new member signs up with a picture of their electric powered Targa!

Definitely interested in hearing the story about your conversion, and the power details, recharging etc.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Henry, welcome to the forum. Welcome

Not every day a new member signs up with a picture of their electric powered Targa!

Definitely interested in hearing the story about your conversion, and the power details, recharging etc.


Thank you for your warm welcome.
Here is a video about the car, and features Richard Morgan of Electric Classic Cars, Llandinum, Powys who restored and converted my car:-


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry, Welcome to the forum what an unusual car , I love cars that are different. Thumb Thumb Thumb would love to look over it if your going to Simply Porsche next month.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Henry, I was talking about doing this last night with a friend thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 all Electric power Reply with quote

Henryv wrote:
Warm greetings.
New member.
I have a 1979 fully rebuilt and converted to Electric power.


Love the car!! Tell us all about it! Thumb
And welcome. of course! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 911 all Electric power Reply with quote

Halcyon wrote:
Henryv wrote:
Warm greetings.
New member.
I have a 1979 fully rebuilt and converted to Electric power.


Love the car!! Tell us all about it! Thumb
And welcome. of course! Very Happy


At the moment it is being road tested by Richard, before I get it.
Also I have delayed taking the car as other people, like 'Formula E' have just finished a video.
As soon as i get it, I'll post it.
Also a Porsche magazine is due to do a piece.
The interest in the car - the first all Electric 911 in Europe,
has amazed me!! Rolling Eyes
When I bought the car it had seen better days, so it is great to see her now.
The 'Silver Lady' is reborn!! worship
 



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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimrod wrote:
Welcome Henry, I was talking about doing this last night with a friend thanks for posting.


Thank you for your welcome.
We have 54 Kwh of batteries giving us a 'real life' range of over 200 miles between charges.
I have a charger at home.
The 0-60 is about 6 seconds.
The batteries are split 50/50 between the front 'boot' and the rear seat area.
We feel it will give us/has given us a well balanced drive.
Also we added power steering and LCD lights.
Also new brakes.
The whole car was stripped right down, and rebuilt to a high standard throughout.
 



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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks lovely, not sure why, but I kind of like the idea of an old electric 911. Funny how you get a boot in the rear, but at the expense of the frunk and rear seats Laughing

.... PS why is this in the GT forum... Question
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. Loved the video and the car looks great.

Is it still in Mid Wales?If so, I'd love to pop down to see it. If you need collecting and taking over there, let me know and I'll see if I can help out.

I'll be on the look out for an old shell from now on. I'll have to be in touch with them.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJW964 wrote:
Fantastic. Loved the video and the car looks great.

Is it still in Mid Wales?If so, I'd love to pop down to see it. If you need collecting and taking over there, let me know and I'll see if I can help out.

I'll be on the look out for an old shell from now on. I'll have to be in touch with them.


Yes, she will be in Llandinam
Powys (Electric Classic Cars) for another week or so.
Then she will be delivered to me.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the 'Silver Lady' at a Porsche get together with the Porsche Club GB this weekend.
It is Aberystwyth promenade.
 



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take that Elon Musk!! I'll have that over a Tesla any day. Nice to see Aber as well - was a student there back in the day.

Cheers........Ian
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the video and can appreciate the effort that has gone into this but I just don't get it. I love the new electric technology, just ordered my second hybrid and I love classic cars but I don't get the appeal of the two together. Especially so with a classic porsche where the heart and soul of the car was the motor Dont know

Great show piece but not for me I'm afraid (there is always one Wink )

I'm sure you'll enjoy it though Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
I enjoyed the video and can appreciate the effort that has gone into this but I just don't get it. I love the new electric technology, just ordered my second hybrid and I love classic cars but I don't get the appeal of the two together. Especially so with a classic porsche where the heart and soul of the car was the motor Dont know

Great show piece but not for me I'm afraid (there is always one Wink )

I'm sure you'll enjoy it though Thumb



An electric car is faster, quieter and cleaner - MUCH cleaner.
Much cheaper to run.
All manufacturers, including Porsche are pushing ahead with all electric cars.
I bought an old Porsche on it's last legs, and decided to have it completely restored.
For safety I had modern brakes, power steering etc to get the best car I could.
I got rid of the 'smelly' engine, for Electric power - another step into the future.
I understand how restoring to it's original form would interest some, but I want to drive this car, not keep it as a fossil of the past.
Even the radio looks old but it plays CD's and has Sat Nav. Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are thousands of Porsche's left on the road. Every flavour, colour, condition....

There is always room for something a bit different.

I applaud you for going against the grain, and putting another slant on 911 ownership thumbsup

Please bring her to Beaulieu, and let me be the first person to buy you a beer for another classic pork saved Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:
There are thousands of Porsche's left on the road. Every flavour, colour, condition....

There is always room for something a bit different.

I applaud you for going against the grain, and putting another slant on 911 ownership thumbsup

Please bring her to Beaulieu, and let me be the first person to buy you a beer for another classic pork saved Bandit


Cheers!!! Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henryv wrote:
jonttt wrote:
I enjoyed the video and can appreciate the effort that has gone into this but I just don't get it. I love the new electric technology, just ordered my second hybrid and I love classic cars but I don't get the appeal of the two together. Especially so with a classic porsche where the heart and soul of the car was the motor Dont know

Great show piece but not for me I'm afraid (there is always one Wink )

I'm sure you'll enjoy it though Thumb



An electric car is faster, quieter and cleaner - MUCH cleaner.
Much cheaper to run.
All manufacturers, including Porsche are pushing ahead with all electric cars.
I bought an old Porsche on it's last legs, and decided to have it completely restored.
For safety I had modern brakes, power steering etc to get the best car I could.
I got rid of the 'smelly' engine, for Electric power - another step into the future.
I understand how restoring to it's original form would interest some, but I want to drive this car, not keep it as a fossil of the past.
Even the radio looks old but it plays CD's and has Sat Nav. Smile


Evolution of cars is always better..... and worse at the same time. The nature of classics to me is to preserve that which is lost and so thats why its not for me. There is no need to defend what you have done, its done well but if I want what your offering I'll simply by an electric car. The evolution curve of electric technology over the next few years will far exceed that which the petrol engine saw, where will that leave your car then, neither one nor the other ?

I too would love to see the car, it looks gorgeous but normally I would love to hear it run as well which in this case of course would be pointless.

Ps I have one of those new fangled radios in my classic, well its an old version now, there are better available Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
Henryv wrote:
jonttt wrote:
I enjoyed the video and can appreciate the effort that has gone into this but I just don't get it. I love the new electric technology, just ordered my second hybrid and I love classic cars but I don't get the appeal of the two together. Especially so with a classic porsche where the heart and soul of the car was the motor Dont know

Great show piece but not for me I'm afraid (there is always one Wink )

I'm sure you'll enjoy it though Thumb



An electric car is faster, quieter and cleaner - MUCH cleaner.
Much cheaper to run.
All manufacturers, including Porsche are pushing ahead with all electric cars.
I bought an old Porsche on it's last legs, and decided to have it completely restored.
For safety I had modern brakes, power steering etc to get the best car I could.
I got rid of the 'smelly' engine, for Electric power - another step into the future.
I understand how restoring to it's original form would interest some, but I want to drive this car, not keep it as a fossil of the past.
Even the radio looks old but it plays CD's and has Sat Nav. Smile


Evolution of cars is always better..... and worse at the same time. The nature of classics to me is to preserve that which is lost and so thats why its not for me. There is no need to defend what you have done, its done well but if I want what your offering I'll simply by an electric car. The evolution curve of electric technology over the next few years will far exceed that which the petrol engine saw, where will that leave your car then, neither one nor the other ?

I too would love to see the car, it looks gorgeous but normally I would love to hear it run as well which in this case of course would be pointless.

Ps I have one of those new fangled radios in my classic, well its an old version now, there are better available Wink


My car is both classic in shape and modern in performance.
I was going to get a Tesla but wanted something unique.
The sound is something you may well miss, but there is something about the torque on an electric car that takes your breath away.
Vehicle pollution is a big problem Worldwide - 10,000 people a year die in London from vehicle pollution alone.
It has amazed me how the EV revolution has gathered force so quickly after a lot of resistance from mainstream manufacturers.
I am not a tree hugger, and look at my past ICE cars with affection.
I miss the steam engine too!! Surprised
 
  
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I totally agree that Electric will be the way forward but........ I'm a cynical old fart...... the Petrochemical manufacturers and governments will do whats best for them not the climate. Hybrid tech will be the next big thing now that the big diesel scam has run its course. Electric won't take over from combustion just yet IMHO

I can run a £110k Porsche for <£300 per month car tax (hybrid - my Mrs could run it for <£180/mth), no real benefit in me getting a tesla especially when I do 40k miles pa the government is already up to its old tricks lol Its supposed to get >100MPG Floor The fact I will probably never actually plug it in has nothing to do with it Bandit
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