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Shiny is Good! => General Pinto Talk => Topic started by: JoeBob on March 27, 2020, 09:34:52 AM

Title: Netflix electric pinto build
Post by: JoeBob 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.
Title: Re: Netflix electric pinto build
Post by: Wittsend 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.
Title: Re: Netflix electric pinto build
Post by: pinto_one 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 ,
Title: Re: Netflix electric pinto build
Post by: Reeves1 on March 27, 2020, 02:00:24 PM
Micky Thompson made a 200 MP/H dragster
Title: Re: Netflix electric pinto build
Post by: oldkayaker 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.
Title: Re: Netflix electric pinto build
Post by: pinto_one 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 ,