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stang98

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 01:55:28 PM »
Try the four legged type whiile you are at it.
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4 legs aren't bad. Horses are known to gallop up to 45 MPH, on top of that they can jump over fallen trees, I would love to see your stang jump that.

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 03:51:27 PM »
well, that does make me think maybe this is just the limit of the old tech but it sure does make it hard to drive when gas gets up to $4/gal.
I have a heavy F-150 with a 351 Windsor in it, and It gets 14-15 around town.  About 16 on the highway.  My 65 289 Mustang gets 18 either on the road or in town.  I have learned how to keep my lead foot out of the accellerator, and I keep them both top notch tuned at all times.  I also use slick Synthetic oil.  As far as 4 legs are concerned, I grew up on a ranch in West Texas, and miss my horses. 

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2009, 02:44:00 AM »
For those that say an electric mustang or any alternative fuel wouldn't be a true mustang or true muscle car, they are right, but so what? I don't believe a V6 or 4-banger mustang is a true muscle car either, but they make them for the people who love the look but don't have the money or whatnot and sell tons of them. I don't believe there should ever not be a Mustang V8 option but why not have electric power also? in 2011 they are going to build a turbocharged, direct injection V6 as an upgrade from the 4.0 v6. Is that a true mustang? no. I wouldn't even buy one. But I still think it's a good idea because it will get way better gas mileage than the 4.0 and make more power than the current 4.6 V8. So by all mean, there is a market for V6s, why not make a good one, why not make an electric mustang?
check out this link to an electric drag racer:
Electric Drag racing: White Zombie

I realize the power still has to come from somewhere but my understanding is that it costs less to plug-in than to put gas in a car, not to mention you can generate the power through solar, tidal, wind, etc.

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2009, 08:07:04 AM »
I would like to see Ford make a deal with Tesla.  Tesla has proven out electric cars with their roadster and I would like to see the Mustang shell on the Tesla chassis and drivetrain. 

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2009, 04:29:54 PM »
I guess I am just too old, but I couldn't imagine myself driving an electric Mustang.  Hopefully the two I have now will last me the rest of my life. 

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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2009, 10:39:45 PM »
I guess I am just too old, but I couldn't imagine myself driving an electric Mustang.  Hopefully the two I have now will last me the rest of my life.
Its not because your old. I need my gas powered cars too. Every single car in my yard/driveway gets under 23 mpg. None of them are exactly "fuel efficient" cars. Not even the one that stays parked (87 Fox body) It doesn't even have a engine in it yet (a windsor is going into it)

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2009, 10:35:42 AM »
maybe it's because you are also too old, stang98. lol

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2009, 03:58:58 PM »
 ;D Stang 98 is going to college next year I hope.  If not, she's gonna get a whippin.    ;D

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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2009, 01:03:33 PM »
lol I know how old she is.

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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2009, 01:08:24 PM »
 8) Community College in the fall is my plan  ;D

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2009, 07:54:55 PM »
im getting on a project to build a Li-ion powered geo metro^-^
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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2009, 10:22:38 AM »
That sounds like an awesome project.  Be sure to keep posting updates on your progress.

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2009, 02:41:52 PM »
i might have to make my own forum on that one
idk how itd go down politically if i post stuff about a chevy on a mustang forum ;D

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2009, 03:20:11 PM »
I'll allow it to be posted in the "Off Topic" section.  Otherwise you are right.  This is a Mustang discussion site.  Bow Ties not welcome.   ;D

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2010, 11:52:15 PM »
wat fuel alternative would be cheapest and least amount of modifications for the older mustangs


propane would and has been done as an alternative fuel source.

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2010, 01:08:52 PM »
i can get propane for my tank?  :o

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2010, 02:44:05 PM »
No, you have to buy a propane tank and put it in your trunk, then get a special system to hook up to your carburetor.  The neat thing about burning propane is it burns much cleaner than gas, so your engine lasts longer.  You can also switch back and forth from propane to gas just by hitting a switch. 

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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2010, 09:12:31 PM »
Propane around here is expensive, my family hates going to buy it for the grill!

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2010, 12:40:44 AM »
You don't buy the little tanks that you use for grilling.  If you go to a farmer's supply house, (farmer cooperative) they have the 100 gallon tanks especially designed to be used with vehicles, and you fill it up at their site from their huge tank which is considerably cheaper than gas.

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Re: EV Mustang
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2010, 12:49:54 AM »
The most fuel efficient vehicle my family owns is my moms mercedes which gets about 25-30 depending on how she drives obviously. Other than that it ranges from 5-15 haha.

 

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