03-08-2009, 11:09 PM
On a whim I searched to see if this had been done - partly out of curiosity and partly because the SPI in our 2000 SE dropped a valve seat.
It's been done - The Electric Vehicle Focus Conversion - and fairly well documented too.
03-08-2009, 11:16 PM
you won't see that done here, though it would definitely be a good project, and done for many good reasons.
03-09-2009, 01:24 AM
yes please may I add 1,500+ pounds to my car. Bet he didn't take that into account when sizing the motor.
I see he is from my neck of the woods though. I'll hide.
03-11-2009, 02:33 PM
It was interesting to note that he states most EV conversions do exceed the GWVR. I agree he probably had a few good reasons to tinker with the conversion.
Number one most likely being that the SPI engine in his 2001 SE dropped a valve seat (have to admit I did not read the entire article) - and the body looks to be in excellent shape as probably is the rest of the car.
I found almost half of the #4 intake valve seat in its intake on our car. Engine stripped - ready to be pulled....