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Old 11-05-2021, 09:25 AM
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Here's the electric crate engine that replaces our dino-fuel engines. Not cheap. https://www.thedrive.com/news/42970/...ssic-v8-blocks
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Old 11-05-2021, 09:52 AM
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Old 11-05-2021, 10:37 AM
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That's kind of an insult to the engines they are emulating with that phony cover up.
I find it hilarious that just below that article in the link is an ad for Chevys new 632 crate engine - much less $$$ than the EV conversion and the difference will buy a lot of Dinosaur juice !!
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Old 11-05-2021, 11:14 AM
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That's kind of an insult to the engines they are emulating with that phony cover up.
I find it hilarious that just below that article in the link is an ad for Chevys new 632 crate engine - much less $$$ than the EV conversion and the difference will buy a lot of Dinosaur juice !!
Yeah, $50-70K for those engine-looking V8 conversions.

That Webb Motorworks is actually based in Victoria.
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If yer gunna go electric, just man up and go electric. Don't be ashamed and try to hide it under plastic V8.

My question is, how does one hide the electric drive train in an open wheeled hot rod? Without making it look stupid, of course. Maybe rear wheel drive.
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Old 11-05-2021, 11:46 AM
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If yer gunna go electric, just man up and go electric. Don't be ashamed and try to hide it under plastic V8.

My question is, how does one hide the electric drive train in an open wheeled hot rod? Without making it look stupid, of course. Maybe rear wheel drive.
That's exactly what these Webb setups do. It still drives the rear wheels through a driveshaft, and the batteries and everything are contained in the engine block, which is cast aluminum, not plastic. Most of these EV conversions still drive the rear wheels through a conventional axle, and some even use a transmission still.

If you wanted something attractive for an open-wheeled hot rod or something without a hood, this Webb Motorworks setup is probably your best option.
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:34 AM
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i seem to recall a s10 electric conversion that used the transmission. the one i saw had a 700r4 in it, but the motor was covered with a nice tin box. so if you had to you could close the hood on your open wheel and still have some of the look.
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Garlits trying to break 200 mph in his electric dragster.
He did break the 189 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPT3zZuzIpk
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I've seen a few Teslas at the drag strip. Pretty quick, but I don't remember what they ran.
They are enticing people that direction with increasing gas prices.
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Garlits trying to break 200 mph in his electric dragster.
He did break the 189 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPT3zZuzIpk
The launch needs a lot of work, but the worst thing is the poorly produced video. Where's the burnout? And why not a stationary camera showing the entire run from launch to lights.
Ho hum, needs to have some hard driving rock playing to make up for the lack of noise, maybe George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone (or maybe not so much...) or more like One Bourbon, one Whiskey, one Beer
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