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RDMG
D R

(58 posts)

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04/07/2016 08:29PM

Main British Car:
MGB Still Stock (temporarily)

Coventry-built Electric 1968 Jaguar E-Type
Posted by: RDMG
Date: September 07, 2017 12:56PM

I saw this in the news today, and I'm simply stunned by it.

Jaguar made a drop-in electric motor setup that will fit into any xk-engined car:

[www.topgear.com]

Custom LED display in place of the original analog gauges is one of the few changes from original.

There's some great YouTube videos too.

Makes my MGB project seem way out of date...


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5343 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Coventry-built Electric 1968 Jaguar E-Type
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: September 07, 2017 04:38PM

160lbs lighter!! Yeah!!

Jim


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(517 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Coventry-built Electric 1968 Jaguar E-Type
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 21, 2017 04:33AM

Yeah, we'll all be driving around in classics that sound like an invalid carriage. Can't wait.
No, hang on
[www.youtube.com]

Ivor


RDMG
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Re: Coventry-built Electric 1968 Jaguar E-Type
Posted by: RDMG
Date: September 26, 2017 07:51AM

The loss of a "beating heart" in a classic car is a problem, I fully agree. A whisper-quiet Jag wouldn't really be a Jag. But the advancement of electric technology is impressive to see.

While it's way beyond my ability to design or fabricate, I imagine a hydrogen-powered engine would be the perfect compromise.

Maybe a custom head casting and cam could work. Direct air-gas injection, multiple exhaust valves to really big headers, electronic injection, ignition, and gas mix controls. Could be fun to make.

Add a solar powered hydrogen generator on the garage roof and you're set.

Maybe we'll be there in 20 years?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2379 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Coventry-built Electric 1968 Jaguar E-Type
Posted by: rficalora
Date: September 26, 2017 09:19AM

My MG is already green.... it runs on recycled dinosours! ;).


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5343 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Coventry-built Electric 1968 Jaguar E-Type
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: September 29, 2017 10:05AM

I have a green fuel system: The injectors are green, I used green (Parker) fittings, I even re-anodized the fuel pressure regulator and dyed it green...

Jim


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