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Electric conversion? by TheDigitalAlchemist
Started on: 06-26-2016 06:03 PM
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I'm contemplating doing this - convert a Fiero to an electric vehicle. Would only need to be a "station" car. (Under 2 miles - heh) I wish the few that have already done this were more "social" though...

Anyway, I think I'll be doing this. Because no one wants to buy my Fiero, and I just don't have the heart to donate it, and I don't have the time or other stuff involved to do an engine swap. And because getting rid of the Fiero would make my son "very sad". And because "there's no rush".

So maybe I'll just do this instead.

If my son is into the idea, we'll tear out the old engine and gas tank and do something with it.

Because...REASONS!!!!!!

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Report this Post06-26-2016 06:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check around Fork lift shops. We've scrapped out a lot of electric fork lifts that had good drive motors. The easiest way to add a speed controller is going with a Curtis controller.
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Thanks for the info.
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An electric fiero would be a cool project, good luck if you decide to go for it
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Eh, LIPA, right?

Some of the highest electric rates in the nation.

Rethink! Rethink! Rethink!

Just kidding.

You are correct. The guys that convert them don't say too much. I doubt that will be a problem in your case. :-)

Take a look at this site. Fanatics with a mix of practical, hilarious and crazy ideas.

Like us.

http://ecomodder.com/
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I've done some work on electric fork lifts, which is why I suggested hunting down a motor there. Every manufacturer had they're own way to set up the controllers, and some went to AC motors. But to keep it simple the Curtis controllers and DC motors are by far the easiest to set up. You won't get all the fancy range extenders like re-gen braking, but for a short range unit they will make an easy and simple set-up.
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Report this Post06-27-2016 11:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROPHREKSend a Private Message to FIEROPHREKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was going to say check out www.grassrootsev.com but at this moment their site is down. I've pondered going electric after I get the V8 swap completed. Would be cool to have an electric Fiero to take back and forth to work. My daily commute is about 50 miles on the highway. There are a couple youtube videos of electric converted fieros.

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Many YOUTUBE videos of electric fieros ... even some build videos





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Report this Post06-28-2016 04:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/095440.html electric fiero
JRP3 member has an electric firero
//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/124446.html transmission question.

woo 4000 posts.

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In the first thread with the green electric- I had the privilege of meeting the guy and looking over his car- VERY professional build and works very well- I apologize for not remembering his name(Can't even remember the names of pretty women ....)

Anyway, he belongs to the Golden Gate Fiero club...We met at a gathering in Martinez, CA to see the John Muir home SP and a wonderful museum; The Cobra Experience...Anyone in CA should stop in and see this place...at least 8-10 real cobras, and a Daytona coupe, and a GT40 Mk 4- They started the 427 in the Mk 4...It had the "bundle of snakes" exhaust. They also have a 427 Chassis frame on a wall and an AC Bristol(Predecessor to the Cobra)....It still has mud on it from where they dug it up!

I'll send a message to the GGFC and see if he'll be willing to talk about his car.
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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:

I'm contemplating doing this - convert a Fiero to an electric vehicle. Would only need to be a "station" car. (Under 2 miles - heh) I wish the few that have already done this were more "social" though...

Anyway, I think I'll be doing this. Because no one wants to buy my Fiero, and I just don't have the heart to donate it, and I don't have the time or other stuff involved to do an engine swap. And because getting rid of the Fiero would make my son "very sad". And because "there's no rush".

So maybe I'll just do this instead.

If my son is into the idea, we'll tear out the old engine and gas tank and do something with it.

Because...REASONS!!!!!!


Hi, I'm the owner of the formerly red GT in the YouTube video link on this page. My build is considerably different than the one you propose but I likely can still give some valuable advice. Many concepts are common to the two build types.

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Originally posted by cvxjet:

I'll send a message to the GGFC and see if he'll be willing to talk about his car.


thanks!

And thanks for the links and videos, guys
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What about picking up a wrecked Nissan Leaf from Copart, or some place like that, and using everything from the Leaf to convert the Fiero to electric.
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Back in the late 1990's at Carlisle, there was a guy who trailered an electric powered Fiero there. The owner reported that it ran smooth and was getting a 35 mile range from the car before recharging. With today's battery technology the range would probably be much improved. IIRC he was using lead acid golf car batteries in front and in the rear. I guess that this vehicle could get you to the train station or to the supermarket on a 60-70*F day but no A/C or heat is not very practical. Also night driving is bound to shorten the range. I just wonder how Tesla does it?

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Isn't the DCPlasma car well documented? I'd personally be happy with 1/2 the HP of that car and behind a 5 speed to boot...

http://www.evalbum.com/2453%20

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Isn't the DCPlasma car well documented? I'd personally be happy with 1/2 the HP of that car and behind a 5 speed to boot...

http://www.evalbum.com/2453%20


The Plasma Fiero was built for racing and does an excellent job at it. I would imagine that most of us would want something that they could drive for at least 100 miles or so with some creature comforts. Out west in dry climates a simple evaporative cooler could provide efficient cooling at low current draw but would need a water reservoir. In the East conventional A/C would be needed but a compressor hooked up to the drive motor will greatly decrease range. Again I wonder how Tesla does it?
Now the op wants a short range car so that should be achievable but when you start from scratch, its a lot of work building an electric car. You need a motor, adapter plate, batteries , cables, a controller, charger and other items. Then you still need a battery capacity gauge and the lighting and possibly the fan to cool everything. .

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I'd think a wrecked prius would be a cool rebodied into a fiero..
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Better example would be the Rimac Concept One electric car
Has over 1000HP and top speed of 350Km/h
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