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People often want to know what it would cost to duplicate this kind of performance, so I've made a list of approximate costs involved to duplicate this.
Converting a car to electric is not cheap. Keep in mind that this is a high performance conversion and costs more than a normal EV. Boy am I glad I didn't have to pay myself for labor!
For those of you considering a more normal conversion, I usually tell people to expect to pay $5,000 to $12,000 in parts plus the same again in labor (if they are not doing it themselves) plus the donor car.
Parts: Base donor car Used `74 Porsche 914 $3000.00 Two 8" Advanced DC motors #203-06-4001A $2450.00 Belts, Pulleys and Aluminum for adapter plate $950.00 Clutch Tilton 7-1/4" 3 disc copper racing clutch $900.00 Batteries 20 Optima Yellow Tops $2700.00 Controller Zilla $5000.00 DC to DC Converters 4 Vicors in master/slave configuration, $??$ $400.00 Tires Continental Eco Contact 175/55-15 $780.00 Rear Springs Blue ones from Renegade Hybrids $190.00 930 Turbo Transmission, LSD Used rebuilt $2000.00 Rear axle adapters From Renegade Hybrids $140.00 Rear axles from a 930 Turbo Used $200.00 Steel for battery racks $80.00 Battery Cable 2/0 about 45 feet? $100.00 Battery cable ends and covers $200.00 Main Contactors Two EV200AAANA $150.00 Fuses, 600 amps, 500V DC rated. A50QS600-4 $110.00 Potbox Curtis $65.00 Charger, Variac and parts Bunch of surplus parts $100.00 Radiator, pump and fittings For cooling the controller $160.00 Speedometer $180.00 E-Meter & Dc to Dc, homemade prescaler $250.00 Transmission oil Red line, Shockproof Heavy $40.00 Misc. Hardware $50.00 Seat covers and dash mat $120.00 Stereo $400.00 Parts total: $20,715.00
Labor: Machining for the adapter plate Guesstimate $2,000.00 Putting it all together That's tough to guess... $13,000.00
Vehicle total to this stage: $35,715.00
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