Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

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Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:39 am

This is interesting.
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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by gnat » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:35 am

That's pretty cool. Usually in such conversions they go nuts and redo everything with modern stuff. Pretty much only replacing the engine and leaving everything else original (or appearing so) is a nice touch.

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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:53 am

gnat wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:35 am That's pretty cool. Usually in such conversions they go nuts and redo everything with modern stuff. Pretty much only replacing the engine and leaving everything else original (or appearing so) is a nice touch.
I know the Porsche "purist" would flip the F out, but you are right except for the lack of noise you wouldn't even know.
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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by 5chn3ll » Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:26 am

There was a series on MotorTrend On Demand a year or so ago about a British shop that was electrifying classic cars. The show wasn't amazing, but I did like the lighter touch they took with the conversions. *Edit* It was called Vintage Voltage. The first episode was about a Karmann Ghia, episode 2 was a speedster replica, and the 10th/final episode was a 914.

In CA, I suspect this will eventually going to be the only way to keep interesting cars made after 1975 on the road unless CARB unexpectedly dies in a fire.

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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:02 pm

Agree with gnat - leaving the instrumentation and everything in its stock presentation is very, very nice.
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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by 5chn3ll » Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:52 pm

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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by gnat » Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:45 pm

5chn3ll wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:52 pm Rule #0 of 996outpost: Don't be a dick.

Rule #1 of 996outpost: Never agree with Gnat.
I'm pretty sure these are redundant.

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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:09 pm

LMFAO well gnat's opinions are generally poor, however, even a broken clock can be right twice a day.

There, is that better? :lol:
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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by gnat » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:19 pm

Not if you destroy the face and rip the arms off it isn't.

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Re: Electric 356 WITH a manual transmission!!!

Post by 5chn3ll » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:38 am

That reminds me of the chimps that ate the hands, face, and ass off a guy a few years back...

"Davis survived a horrific chimpanzee attack at a California wildlife rescue center in March 2005 - but not before his nose and mouth were ripped off, an eye was gouged out, his left foot was mangled and most of his fingers and buttocks were devoured."

I believe the chimps also ate his junk, but the author appears to have neglected that detail. OTOH (heh), you're probably not going to get much action with no face, hands, or ass, so it might not really matter whether your junk is intact.

The moral of this story: never take a birthday cake to a chimpanzee sanctuary.

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