Donor Transportation

Technical discussion on converting internal combustion to electric
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lachlanmiller
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I have (almost) purchased a mx5 donor car from adelaide(hackham), and need to get it back to melbourne(geelong).

i have contacted a few companies from the yellow pages but there all asking around $600 which is a bit steep for my budget.

Does anyone know of any other solutions?

the train wont take it because its not running and registered.

Lachlan
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Talk to a specialist car dealer near you.

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Post by bobw »

I have been offered a Holden Berliner 1996 - is this a good candidate for EV?

Bob Weis bob@weisfilms.com

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Post by lachlanmiller »

Not sure why your posting here, But in answer to your question not really.

The most important factors of a car for EV conversion, is Aero Dymnamics and Light Weightness. The berlina is not great in either.

Ontop of this 95% are automatic, while do-able is alot more difficult.

Lachlan

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Post by woody »

96 would be a VS - so about 1350 kg, not to bad for a huge car.
It would be hard to match the performance of the V6 (0-100 in 9 secs).
Not sure if it's available without power steering - which would mean that you'd need to keep it
going.
(I have a petrol VR commodore sedan)
as far as choosing a donor - choose something you'd be happy to drive for the next 5-10 years
heavy is not bad by itself, just proportional to cost divided by performance - which makes it bad for most people.
The easiest path is to follow somebody elses - e.g. a 90s hatch like a Charade or a Swift.

Planned EV: '63 Cortina using AC and LiFePO4 Battery Pack

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lachlanmiller wrote: I have (almost) purchased a mx5 donor car from adelaide(hackham), and need to get it back to melbourne(geelong).

i have contacted a few companies from the yellow pages but there all asking around $600 which is a bit steep for my budget.

Does anyone know of any other solutions?

the train wont take it because its not running and registered.

Lachlan


Yeah mate, you hire a car trailer and go and get it yourself.
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

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Post by 7circle »

I have been considering a crewman.

If the Berlina is the size of car you need to get a round in then convert it.

There's no point in having a EV if it sits in the Drive way because its too small.

Sincerely
7C


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