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I still love the idea of a rotary, the engineering is awesome.  The 3/4/5 rotor builds on Youtube are amazing.  LS swap is better for my driving but I don't need to argue with people about it.  At some point though rebuilding would get old but there are those select few that get them to last.  I hate the sound of the 2 rotor, the 3/4 ones air shifting on youtube at 1000whp are insane though, like F1 type sounds.

Saving a FD is a noble feat and I am sure people appreciate that. 

Drivetrain / Re: Anyone ever build a EV?
« on: October 16, 2020, 02:05:33 PM »
So good info, your correct, the Volt battery is a viable option because it actually gives the proper volts (360 and you need between 350-400) for the Tesla motor.  The issue is its good for maybe 35-50 miles.  This is no good.  The tesla packs you need 14 min not less like I was thinking.  At roughly $1400 a module ....So mega bucks.

Volt battery using 1 of them will give 35-50 mi range and support power of tesla motor, weight around 450lbs, cost around $4000 - Supercar fun for 30 miles...
Tesla battery 24v modules from Model S, need 14 min, weight 850lbs, deliver 150-200 mi range, cost around $19,600 - super car fun and nearly supercar $$

One option I need to look into is a combo of the volt battery which fits in a tunnel of a ICE car nicely, and maybe 4-5 tesla modules.  Wired in a combo of series and parallel for proper voltage.  Gets you a pack in the $10,000 area with a mi range of around 100-125 mi.  I'm not sure if the BMS and other wiring if the two different battery chemistries would play nice or not though. 

So same conclusion - Batteries kill a EV conversion over gas buying all the components separately. 

I have seen a tesla model S with 200K miles on it go for $21K so that is the other option of harvesting one which is much cheaper then buying only the parts.  I just can't figure out if I would convert the entire tesla electronics, steering, HVAC, infotainment, etc to another car would it run?  I think Tesla can disable stuff using their "Your car needs to have authorized service" line.  I think the aftermarket helps here but how much would I NEED ($$) in addition to a donor T?  That is what I still need to figure out. 

I think it would be fun to buy a older T and run it as is and make sure I still want it, then work on justifying the swap or just leave it as is and drive it lol 

Drivetrain / Re: Anyone ever build a EV?
« on: October 14, 2020, 09:46:00 AM »
Batteries are that expensive if you want any practicality you need 70+ kwh capacity especially if you want to road trip the car and can only plug into 110V outlets along the way and wait 10hrs plus to charge.  You are looking at min $15k and they are a wearable part.  If you can score a used battery pack at a salvage yard before they realize what they have its the only way to make it possible I think. 

@gnx7  does sell things yes, but the $100 he makes on the Magnum isn't going to make or break his year.  His advice is good, as he has done it all and will save you thousands in the end. 

Its your build so have it!  I have the magnum and can't think of a better transmission when paired with my billet carbon twin disk clutch.  Just simply worth every penny in the feel. 

Start a build thread if you have time!  Thanks!

The Lounge / Re: Got the COVID!
« on: October 14, 2020, 09:22:12 AM »
Get well soon Blake!  My wife had it and it was similar to yours.  More annoying then sick for her.  We stayed away from her for 14 days and myself or my daughters never did get it.  Although I do remember feeling like crap for about 2-3 weeks in Jan.  More annoying cold like symptoms so maybe I already had it who knows. 

Get some rest, eat no sugar, and drink LOTS AND LOTS of water like gallons a day, your already home so bathroom visits aren't a problem LOL 

Drivetrain / Re: Anyone ever build a EV?
« on: October 13, 2020, 02:22:31 PM »
These guys have a kit for the 911.


That thing is cool!!  Wonderful idea! 

$75k price....not so cool...  :o

Drivetrain / Anyone ever build a EV?
« on: October 13, 2020, 11:15:50 AM »
Got a hankering for a Tesla swap in a car, curious if anyone has done anything with EV.  The instant TQ, no tuning, no leaks, fuel cost, and noise are seeming to be more attractive to me then before. 

Tesla is a bear to 'hack' they are trying to create very little use for salvage cars by locking them down but the aftermarket is booming now offering controllers and retrofits that allow you to use the parts.  You wouldn't be able to supercharge it anywhere but just add a aftermarket controller to plug in at any outlet.  The tesla battery modules and motors which is the reason why they are fast and why I would only be interested in using for a project are now hacked and can be used.  The 5kwh modules are 56 lbs and I am thinking at least 12-14 would be needed to get 150+ range and support the power of the 680 ft-lb motor (cradle weighs around 340lbs). 

Model S cars complete and running are now in the 20-30's for price, which is much cheaper then buying the components separately.  Essentially you need a donor car, a wrecked tesla, and about $8K in aftermarket parts and you can have a running driving performance EV. 

The entire subframe connects with 4 bolts to the car, so you would use all the tesla parts(half shafts, control arms, etc), they are wider then a lot of cars so probably need a Ronin fender kit in the rear or something. 

The controllers would control a front drive if you wanted to really get crazy and go AWD, use the telsa steering, etc.  Although this would take a significant amount of effort, a RWD subframe and using stock front would be much easier and add battery storage up front. 

Worst part is the batteries, mounting and the cost.  Trying to balance range with weight. 

I have seen one FD with the swap but its was really hacked and he was working to clean it up but it drove which is amazing to just get the motors to work for and get around the proprietary canbus. 

Me using my FD as a fair weather car anyway, I wouldn't need a lot of the creature comforts in favor of speed. 

If you go electric HVAC, PS, Brakes, etc it really adds up in cost just to have something we are used to having. 

Just curious on peoples thoughts.  :drive:

Drivetrain / Re: Upgrade T-56 or Magnum F
« on: October 12, 2020, 01:14:09 PM »
I am still on regular ATF, its shifts so well I don't want to mess with it.  The shudder is still there, but it is what it is I guess.

Build Threads / Re: Kingers Garage
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:15:01 PM »
She is down for a winter slumber!  Treated the whole car to Zaino.  Leather, paint, and tires! 

This is my hood!  Yes a black paint!  Crazy!!

Rear sundeck in bright sun, imperfections are camera! 

My dad checking it out, before driving it to his heated storage shed for me!  Thanks dad!!  The burn out he did in the cul-de-sac was classy too lol!!

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General Tech / Re: Inconsistant rough running, any thoughts?
« on: October 09, 2020, 02:40:36 PM »
Yup go for a road trip this weekend and bring it up!  :) 

I will use some of my credits on HP tuners and see if I can learn your E38, there are a lot of tables in there compared to my simple 411 PCM. 

I didn't really want to learn HP tuners but I eventually did and also took a local class and was fortunate to have a local tuner who is a professor help me with some stuff.  But mainly its a lot of dinking around and since I work two jobs and 2 kids, its taken me 2 years to perfect the tune LOL  Trial and error (with small calculated risks so I didn't hurt the motor) drive, repeat, drive, etc.  Some cells I didn't even know what they did, some said they would do what I want but were connected to another table that wasn't engaged, etc.  Just crap like that.  Once I figured that out adjusting the stuff that made the car better it was faster. 

Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / Re: 4 channel ABS
« on: October 09, 2020, 10:15:56 AM »
re: rare 1999 ABS pump - There is one on eBay right now from the UK. 

Build Threads / Re: UK RHD LS1 8.8 FD Gunnytron's build thread
« on: October 09, 2020, 09:50:40 AM »
Great progress!  I love hate those little annoying fixes!! 

If you have a holley tune there is a guy on this board offering to help people, are you doing it yourself?  The stalling could be so many things I have learned.  I'm not familiar with what and how Holley tunes work.  I could share all my HPTuners stuff I have learned but its probably irrelevant. 

General Tech / Re: Inconsistant rough running, any thoughts?
« on: October 09, 2020, 09:41:27 AM »
We really need your tune and log to help diagnose more.  I will say I have mine running on VE and I dialed it in to perfection.....then it was a new day and it ran a little worse, then next day smooth again.  So there is some that is normal.  How the OEMs get them to run so consistent is impressive.  I never have any killing though, I was able to tune that out.  Now the works is a tiny buck on certain conditions and weather, and sometimes the throttle bounces a little when I am coasting and depress the clutch.  I would say 98% of the time its smooth now, vs the 80% I was used to with it. 

General Tech / Re: Inconsistant rough running, any thoughts?
« on: October 08, 2020, 05:52:37 PM »
Any traction control?

How's the fuel filter? 

Is gas stable no water in tank from condensation or anything? 

Cars for sale / Re: LS3 Infiniti FX
« on: October 08, 2020, 02:36:54 PM »
Never even heard of this or why, but great vid explaining it!  What would it take to keep AWD? 

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