- Oct 10, 2013
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- South East US
I am hanging onto a Boxster S for electrification reasons. I love that car and think it is perfect for a kit.I wish I could convert my fj to electric…. I will get an electric for my next vehicle but with retirement now I just can’t justify it until I need a new vehicle.
My thinking of why- Tesla Plaid motors front an back, (they are lighter). Batteries go into the current engine compartment to give it balance.I love the idea of electrification on any cool or classic car but think you would have to choose the vehicle wisely to make it worthwhile. The food would be terrible as there is no good place to store the batteries. Pickup trucks with a false bed in the back make sense. I saw a be van converted that was amazing too. Now, when batteries become smaller, lighter and more powerful then it will open a lot more possibilities.
Have you set up a solar charging station at your place yet? To me having the electric transportation along with free charging that’s not grid dependent is one of my biggest prepping goals.
If only we all had unlimited budgets….My thinking of why- Tesla Plaid motors front an back, (they are lighter). Batteries go into the current engine compartment to give it balance.
That car had a 50/50 ratio and that’s why it handled so well.
No solar charging set up yet, my wife charges at night. I would need 2 powerwalls at least. That’s plan C.
Need to get well pump set up on battery first. Until then plan A has to do.
I split a lot of 36"+ dia logs, but I have to set my splitter up vertical. I'm too weak to pick up a 36" log any more. I split them in half then lay the splitter back to horizontal. Then I can pick the up the half logs and split horizontal.Reviews say it takes up to 20". My fireplace is small. 36" in front an 22" in back
. This is one I think could come down to a reasonable budget.If only we all had unlimited budgets….
I have a gas model 27 ton wood splitter from Northern and it works great!!Question...... are the hydrolic manual wood splitters any good? Does it take lots of human strength to operate? I don't have lots of $$$ to spend on a large gas Model and it seems to me that electric defeats the purpose when the power is out and you need extra wood.
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I could stare at those mountains forever. Ahhhh. Peacefulness just come over a person with a view like that.Thanks. The low clouds were covering up the top half of the mountains.