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#1 RichMPiBlue

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:11 PM

 



#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:23 PM

I'm sure he would've shown us how it goes, but nobody had a shilling for the electric meter.



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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:32 PM

I'm sure he would've shown us how it goes, but nobody had a shilling for the electric meter.

 

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 06:15 PM

Jonny Smith has driven it now :) https://youtu.be/X4QgKJ85vd8

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 07:33 AM

THIS   IS   THE   FUTURE !

 

I want one.........PLEASE.

 

I have been trying to cut and paste a photo of the 'powertrain' for almost a year.  Shame that we aren't told how much that costs.

 

The T shaped battery pack might be a bit of a stumbling block, but not for a GRP body, such as a Mini Van making city deliveries.



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 08:05 AM

The stumbling block is that it looks like fitting the battery involves cutting out the rear seat and tunnel, so an IVA job.

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 11:37 AM

I don't want one!

To me a classic Mini is one which has an A-Series engine with all that goes with it. It gives fun retro driving as it used to be.

Surely that applies to all classic cars and, in fact, all collectables from furniture to WW2 aeroplanes.



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:37 PM

I don't want one!

To me a classic Mini is one which has an A-Series engine with all that goes with it. It gives fun retro driving as it used to be.

Surely that applies to all classic cars and, in fact, all collectables from furniture to WW2 aeroplanes.

 

Hrrrumph.............Shame they didn't make a Mini Stanley S  (for steam)



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:55 PM

Obviously electric cars have their place and the next car for my wife will almost certainly be an electric one. No good for me as I tow trailers and there is no electric car with the range and quick-charge capability to do this effeciently.

However, classic cars are cars which represent the type, model and era they come from. A MIni will have an A-Series engine in the same way as a 1965 Mustang will have a 4.75 litre V8.

For most classic car enthusiasts the joy is driving a car as it was when it was a current model with, maybe, some nice period modifications to make it go a bit better, like triple 50DCOE Webers on a Jag E-Type or a supercharger on a 1930's Bentley.



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:22 PM

There’s only going to be more of these, especially as the tech filters down and becomes more affordable/available and I’m all for it if it keeps more classics on the road. Plus, all the torque from the off must make them fun, also I like a drivetrain swap that’s a bit out of the norm

Edited by Simples, 11 March 2020 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:44 PM

I think the Swind E running gear in one of the David Brown Minis would be a lovely combination for some posh inner city transport.

Really the users of a forum aimed at maintaining your own car won’t be the target market for this type of conversion for a good while yet but it’s nice to see these things being developed.




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