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Netflix electric pinto build
« on: March 27, 2020, 09:34:52 AM »
The second season of Netflix "Car Masters rust to riches" first episode is an electric pinto build.
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Re: Netflix electric pinto build
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 11:41:48 AM »
Interesting. Back in the 1980's Chrysler had the Mitsubishi thing going on and they had a sports coupe named the 024. A company in Texas modified them for electric power calling it the Electrica 007. https://barnfinds.com/dodging-electrons-1980-dodgejet-electrica-007/
I found one at Pick Your Part about 15 years ago and for $100 I got the motor, controller, charger and one of the battery boxes. I did this not knowing how high gas prices would go. But the problem is the system requires twenty, 6 volt batteries and that is a $2,000+ investment for heavy lead/acids that have about a two year lifespan. Too much for me. Lithium's would be ridiculously more expensive.

I don't see the motor as the major issue. But, unless it is small lithium's where would they put the batteries in a Pinto??? In my situation the bellhousing plate on the electric motor fit an early Volkswagon transmission Chrysler used the the mini Dodge Rampage Pickups. I had always hoped to find one cheap as the pickup bed made an ideal spot for batteries and a nice balance point for all the wight. But at this point every Rampage is either rusted to oblivion or way to expensive. Likewise with the VW Rabbit/Golf based pickup that would have worked also.

  Anyway, I'll have to check this electric Pinto out. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Netflix electric pinto build
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 01:45:09 PM »
well it will not be the first electric Pinto , back in the 70s they were a few companys that made conversions , and also have the book on them , been driving electric cars for years , but they also have a electric Drag racing Pinto , to see it go to EV album and search under make , click on ford and go trough the pages until you see the orange Pinto , yes it does pull the front wheels , have a few cars listed there , look in the state of mississippi ,
76 Pinto sedan V6 , 79 pinto cruiser wagon V6 soon to be diesel or 4.0

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Re: Netflix electric pinto build
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 02:00:24 PM »
Micky Thompson made a 200 MP/H dragster

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Re: Netflix electric pinto build
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 04:50:20 AM »
It is good to see a new project utilizing a Pinto.  Remember member electrabishi out of Anchorage, Alaska who had a 12 second orange electric Pinto "Crazyhorse".  You can search on his posts but the photos are missing except for some of the links.
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Re: Netflix electric pinto build
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2020, 04:04:54 PM »
Yep that is the one that is on EV ALBUM , also a few other pintos are listed to ,
76 Pinto sedan V6 , 79 pinto cruiser wagon V6 soon to be diesel or 4.0