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Garry Scott
Posted on: August 29th, 2020, 21:23:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi All,

Ive had my Mk4 marcos for many years and finally getting round to starting the renovation of it. This will be a bit different to my normal builds as I am converting it to electric.

Ive already started a build thread at the link below on DIY electriccars and have setup Electric Classic Minis to showcase mine and other builds.

https://www.diyelectriccar.com/threads/mini-marcos-ev-conversion.201729/

I will be improving the chassis a bit and adding a bit of aero, as im a composites engineer i will be making some carbon replacements and also will be looking to make a full rollcage with mounting points for the battery box.




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Neil KilBane
Posted on: August 30th, 2020, 08:53:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Best of luck with the build , I'll be following with interest .

Check out this link to Jeroen's site with some info on an Irish conversion in the late 60's.

http://maximummini.blogspot.com/2020/04/what-happened-to-electric-mini-marcos.html

 
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mike brown
Posted on: August 30th, 2020, 09:02:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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Interesting project, I've thought about this myself. The electrical and engineering side is no major problem however me and electronics/computers don't get on very well. Keep the updates coming it'll be interesting to follow.
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 30th, 2020, 21:20:42 Quote Report to Moderator
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Something I'd love to try too...except I don't have the expertise, the time or the money!

D&H Mk IV 8313, KGV 215V (aka George) - 75,000 miles and counting since restoration in 2011.
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Garry Scott
Posted on: February 27th, 2021, 22:03:43 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi All

Havent been able to get onto the forum for ages, login issues etc.
Not much progress has been made on the conversion apart from mounting the motor properly into the front subframe and gathering a few items.
I may convert my mini scamp first to get all the testing and road development done first then either transfer into the marcos or do another conversion.

I have an instagram account electricclassicminis showcasing my project and all the other minis being converted across the globe.
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: March 6th, 2021, 17:05:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Garry, this looks to be a really interesting project.  Where do you propose to place the batteries - where the fuel tank is currently, across the rear of the ca?
There a video on youtube by Jonny Smith, where he tests a classic mini that has been converted to electric by a commercial company, but I think if there's a solution that can be used/adapted more widely then there could be a future for kitcars in general, not just our MM's.
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