Electric classics.

t-tony

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If they start using H for fuel they'll no doubt fail your car for producing too much water on the emission test.

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Read somewhere there's a small enough H producer to fit in a car but it was shelved by the oil company's who bought the plans.
No doubt the oil giants will be supplying the fuel for the power stations at a cost everyone will be able to pay. Only way they'll be able to carry on producing no doubt. Don't see why they don't just drop the price of petrol so low no one will want to change regardless of the pollution. :thumbsup:
Cows could be made to bottle flatulate so we could use it before it gets into the atmosphere. Instead of milking we could just bring em in for s*******, could be tagged cow patting. Nice clean fields so you could wear best trainers on yer Sunday walks. Maybe could be adapted to yer domestic dogs to, best trainers everywhere.Now we're talking walking.:facepalm:

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Removing the engine; Whether you put a Scalextrix motor in or a different dinosaur fuelled engine it is no longer that classic.
 

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Removing the engine; Whether you put a Scalextrix motor in or a different dinosaur fuelled engine it is no longer that classic.
very true, but I'm not sure whether the average Z3 is far enough up the classic status ladder to outweigh the fun received factor. If I was given the choice between storing it in a museum or fitting an electric, getting the roof down and going for a blast, the electric would currently win. (subject to cost!)
 

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A few companies are now converting cars to electric. Some companies are allready manufacturing adapter plates to make the fitting to an existing gearbox easier. The conversion from petrol to electric in in many ways easier than than you think. I would like to see an electric Z3 and make my mind up. The arguments for and against remind me of conversations I had 25 years ago when I bought a grey import MX5 with an automatic gearbox. Some purists claimed no sports car should have an automatic gearbox. I drove it for 15 years and it was one of the best cars I have owned to drive. Until I sit in an electric Z3 and have ago I won't know what it's like. But the fears about performance in terms of speed and acceleration are unfounded as some of the new electric vehicles are the fastest around
 

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I think it's a bit like comparing a steam locomotive to an electric. Steam engines each have their own character.They look and sound powerful whereas faster electric trains look like longer trams. Open the bonnet of a V12 e type Jaguar and look at the running engine. A sight and sound totally different to an electric motor. I'm sure electric cars can have super performance, but they will never have the same character.
 

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I don't think the look and sound will compare. I would prefer to see my 2.8 rather than an overgrown hoover engine. But in 10 to 20 years time how available will petrol be, how much will conventional engines be taxed, will congestion charges be common place. Luton next door to me have declared a climate emergency opening the way for charging motorists to drive in the town. It's only going to get worse.
 

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I remember helping fit and set up a pair of Weber 40's on a MK2 X-flow Escort and thinking "fuel injection is okay, but it'll never beat these babies!"
 

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I was probably thinking the same thing looking down the barrels of 2 down draught Webers on a Simca 1204 many years ago mate. If I recall right they were 28/36.

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