Revolt SBC - Who's ready to go electric?

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  1. My73LT

    My73LT Veteran Member

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    WoW.. $35k, PLUS batteries, controllers, and wiring to make it all fit. Add in electric PS/PB/AC as well.

    I like the idea of all that torque on demand. But for that much.. Probably $45-50k by the time you're done.. I could have one HELL of a drive line for that much. A supercharged LSA from PACE, with Tranny, for $24K... and an IRS for the back end, $12K.. I think I'd rather have that than an EV.


    You're almost into Sonny Leonard hemi territory by the time you got it on the road. Nice try, and I like it, but I'll shop else where.
     
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    Shocking. ;)
     
  3. DanSaco

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    Obviously not going to appeal to muscle car purists, but to a hotrodder? Think about it. Hotrodding is all about engine swaps for performance advantages and cool factor, doing something different that you can have fun with and show off. So it fits the bill perfectly from a hotrod standpoint. Even as an old school carb guy that hates new vehicles and environmental standards that are often money grabs that do nothing for the environment (talking to you, California), I kind of like the idea. The prices will come down and the availability and reliability will go up. How many muscle car guys can honestly complain about the range of a battery? You don’t usually go very far and if you do you’re stopping for gas in every town.
     
  4. Rene Melten

    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Lol, had to point out "Degree and Timing" would be a lost art.
     
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    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    I've ridden in Teslas in ludicrous mode

    literally insane the instant acceleration

    how many of you guys who say NEVER ME use battery powered cordless drills? or battery powered cordless outdoor power equipment?

    no one plugs in an extension cord anymore

    so yeah...the times, they are a changin

    I too will burn gas as long as I can but the NEVER ME crowd IS embracing the change to batteries
     
  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL, has there ever been a hand held gas powered drill? Apples and oranges comparison there man.

    Maybe an electric car with a cord at one point?
     
  7. INSPECTOR57

    INSPECTOR57 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd never heard of such a thing either until I saw one recently at a yard sale!
    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/augers-and-drills/wood-boring-drill/bt45wbd/
    [​IMG]

    I do understand what point you're trying to make though.
    If people want to go electric I'm OK with their choice - but I'll stick with the internal combustion engine!

    Gary
     
  8. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I knew someone would find one, just surprised it took this long LOL.
     
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    And it makes complete sense that it would be Stihl which makes them.
     
  10. Razor_Blade

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    I’ve also ridden in a Tesla in Ludicrous mode and it definitely changed my outlook on electric vehicles. I also had the opportunity to ride an electric dirt bike few years ago. The dirt bike owner could lap his personal practice track faster on the electric bike than on his most powerful gas powered bike.

    Those experiences have definitely caused mixed emotions for me being a person who’s earliest car memories revolve around SS Chevelles and Shelby Mustangs.
     
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