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If first and foremost they had charging stations across the USA so it didnt take 2 weeks to go across america then MAYBE? but not because the government shoved it down my throat.
And then,maybe then? if they could make it smell like a gas guzzling muscle car and a tape recording that sounds like a growning mustang.
👆👆 Growling Mustang maybe?
 

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If first and foremost they had charging stations across the USA so it didnt take 2 weeks to go across america then MAYBE? but not because the government shoved it down my throat.
And then,maybe then? if they could make it smell like a gas guzzling muscle car and a tape recording that sounds like a growning mustang.
Might be more out there than you think ... https://www.plugshare.com
 

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There seems to be a consensus about most old school car guys not being big fans of electrifying the old iron. I can't say I'm all for it, but some of the electrified classics I've seen done lately are pretty dang cool. I hope there's never a mandate prohibiting our old cars from using the roads without having been electrified, but the prices at the pump might make that more of a reality at some point than any bogus laws they come up with.
 
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I won't even think about it but if any of you is interested you should look at the May edition of Hot Rod. They go over the conversion of a 57 Chevy and a 2007 Mustang. Check out AEM: https://www.aemelectronics.com/
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I am seriously considering it. I like the idea of combining what I love about my Mach 1 with modern tech. I think modern car design needs to learn from the past if there are going to be classic cars 50 years from now. I would like to think even though I have changed over the last 50 years, I am a better version of me while still being me. Similarly I think if your careful, you can preserve what I think is great about this car and combine it with modern tech and engine and hopefully show that modern doesn't mean boring.
 

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SORRY .....Yes, I meant Growling. Sadly I cant find a place to fix that Boo Boo
I was just poking fun at your post. I think many of us have groaning Mustangs, at least in their joints! You should see the edit feature at the bottom left of your original post. That allows you to make changes to the post.
 
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Yesterday at Retro-Fest in Chatham Ontario, I saw this 68 Mustang and also talked to the owner about how he converted his own 68 Mustang to electric.
I'm NOT a fan of electric cars at this point, but it was interesting to talk to this person, who is an engineer (not electrical, he pointed out).
Here are a couple of photo's I took. What he was able to do, was very well done. The conversion cost him about the same as doing a high end resto with a well built gasoline motor, so not cheap by any means. This one has a single air cooled DC motor that delivers nearly 500 ft/lbs of torque. Batteries were balance between front and back (fuel tank area). Overall, a very impressive job done.
 

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Yesterday at Retro-Fest in Chatham Ontario, I saw this 68 Mustang and also talked to the owner about how he converted his own 68 Mustang to electric.
I'm NOT a fan of electric cars at this point, but it was interesting to talk to this person, who is an engineer (not electrical, he pointed out).
Here are a couple of photo's I took. What he was able to do, was very well done. The conversion cost him about the same as doing a high end resto with a well built gasoline motor, so not cheap by any means. This one has a single air cooled DC motor that delivers nearly 500 ft/lbs of torque. Batteries were balance between front and back (fuel tank area). Overall, a very impressive job done.
That is actually a cool project IMO. I assume electric R&P steering? How does the vacuum for the PB booster actually work?
 

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I was just poking fun at your post. I think many of us have groaning Mustangs, at least in their joints! You should see the edit feature at the bottom left of your original post. That allows you to make changes to the post.
Hahaha.......heck that was easy. Thank you :)
 

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I am interested in the new Mustang FJB edition slated for 2024. Can't wait. As to the question of would I electrify my Mustang: that would be a negative.

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EVs are about as practical as powering everything with wind and solar and may be the biggest scam since the PetRock and Benie Babies (sorry I forgot to mention Hummels). For those who don't about those things, look it up. It will be entertaining. Chuck
 
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EVs are about as practical as powering everything with wind and solar and may be the biggest scam since the PetRock and Benie Babies (sorry I forgot to mention Hummels). For those who don't about those things, look it up. It will be entertaining. Chuck
Yeah no, Only a simple minded person would think our globe could spin off a panel and a windmill. China is doing a great job of sucker punching our sheeples. For the virtuous ones out there, please pre-order “Fossil Futures” coming out soon and if you don’t then understand the big picture, you are pretty much another seized bearing in our society.
 
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Personally, I think there is nothing fundamentally wrong with electric powered cars. Electric motors are simple and yes, they are clean. But that's not the problem or the issue. The problem is with all the BS we are being fed about how clean the process is in manufacturing EV batteries compared to processing oil for gasoline. Go check out how Lithium is mined and processed, then check out how the rare earth minerals needed for the motors is mined and where it comes from.
Another issue is how do we generate the power needed to not only charge all these millions of batteries, but build the batteries in the first place. Near where I live, there is a proposed LG battery plant that will employ as many as 2500 people (including spin off jobs) BUT we don't at present have the power capacity to run this huge plant.
The bottom line is we simply can't power what we have now, let alone power the future. The cart has been put before the horse. I could go on and on, but you're getting bored with this already.
The End.
 
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That is actually a cool project IMO. I assume electric R&P steering? How does the vacuum for the PB booster actually work?
The canister next to the standard brake booster/master cyl is an additional vacuum canister. Somewhere he has an electric vacuum pump that kicks in when the vacuum in the system falls below a specific level.

I have a similar setup in my Jeep, although for a different reason. I added them in case I have an engine problem, I can flip a switch and maintain full braking power even if the engine is turned off.
 

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I am very interested in retrofitting an electric motor into my 73 Mustang Convertible. I am currently on my 5th engine, a 351W, and have personally driven over 170,000 miles in my mustang. :)

I have always been about power and efficiency and you simply can not beat an electric motor as long as you can power it reliably. The batteries for those EV conversions seemed to be the biggest challenge for a long time. Now that the major automakers are producing electric vehicles and even e-crate motors I think it's time to look seriously at bringing the Stang into the modern age.
 
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