- Jul 27, 2021
- Reaction score
- East Texas
- My Car
- 1971 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351 4 speed
I drive classic cars because I like the experience of driving something that does not drive itself and is not an appliance, I like the smells, the sounds, and the memories it brings back. I personally would never convert a classic car into an electric car. To me it would take so much away from the experience of driving the car, that I might as well just be driving a new car. I can see the Coyote swaps and the 6 speed swaps, but converting the car to electric for me would be a deal breaker. I know that some electric cars are stupid fast, but honestly, without the sound, vibration, smells, the going sideways, the banging of gears as you try to maintain control, you heart beating faster as you don't know if you will be able to keep this thing going straight, the banshee scream of the engine and exhaust going up and down as the gears get banged in with extreme prejudice, the vibrations of the car, engine and exhaust, and best of all the look of absolute horror on your passengers face as a small part of his life flashes in front of him every time you put another gear in... :biggrin: This experience cannot be reproduced on any modern electric vehicle.I've been around the smell of gasoline my entire life. But, (get your stones ready) I have a crazy idea that my next project could be a 7172 with a Ford electric crate. Supposedly they are going to also offer controllers entire. In the future also. I would only even think about doing this on car with no motor. Just a hairbrained idea.