SEMA 2013: the good, the bad, and the ugly
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Posted: 07 Nov 2013
Electric 66 Mustang
There are many engines you can fit into the front of a ‘66 Mustang, but this must be one of the most bizarre: an electric motor from a fork lift truck. It’s fair to say the 289 V8, which the electron-powered motor replaced, was substantially faster.
With a boot load of lead-acid batteries, it has a top speed of around 35mph, so it can barely outrun a bicycle, and a range of around 25 miles. So it can’t go much further than a golf cart. Why did the owner make the swap? No reason, really. He says he just had a vision that it was the right thing to do. Sometimes you can be so right, you’re wrong. This, we suspect, is one of those times.