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ahebron
February 24, 2017, 5:39am Report to Moderator


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Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
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marktheherald
February 24, 2017, 8:41am Report to Moderator


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Didn't the BBC feature this company on one of their programmes some time ago?  Countryfile or similar?


13/60 (1500 o/d) Estate

Eastbourne. E.Sussex.

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Mark Hammond
February 24, 2017, 8:33pm Report to Moderator

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That car used to belong to long term Triumph enthusiast Leon Guyot.  I remember him owning it but it wasn't electrically powered then.

Mark


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
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Quoted from Mark Hammond
That car used to belong to long term Triumph enthusiast Leon Guyot.  I remember him owning it but it wasn't electrically powered then.

Mark
True, but I've been given to understand that, at times, the performance of Léon's car indeed was electrifying!  



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Mark Hammond
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I believe that it was one of the quicker Heralds out there at the time.....

Mark


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
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Nick Jones
February 25, 2017, 10:18pm Report to Moderator

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I remember him turning up at Triumph Care in Kingston in it in about 1986 while I was working there part time.  It was gleaming red and he had to park it next to my scabby old 1200, which was suffering badly from the mange at the time.

Nick


Nick Jones
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Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
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marshman
February 27, 2017, 8:48am Report to Moderator

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No mention of cost? Anyone any idea of how much the conversion would cost?  
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cliftyhanger
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Simply put,not cheap!
decent electric motors and batteries are still expensive.


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Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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andymcp
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How does the brake servo work?  They could have saved a bit of weight by removing that.  Then again, with the weight of all those batteries...
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Bitumen Boy
February 27, 2017, 10:32am Report to Moderator
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When you look at the cost of the batteries, the range they'll give and the likely lifespan, the fuel economy of the old Triumph engines doesn't look too bad at all...  
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Nick Jones
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Quoted from marshman
No mention of cost? Anyone any idea of how much the conversion would cost?  


£ 5 - 6 K minimum.  Necessary parts are expensive here.  I've been kicking the idea around for a few years now, but always comes back to cost.  Lead acid......... why?  Better things available now, yes even pricier but performance/weight so much better and beginning to find their way onto the used market as accident damaged EVs and hybrids get broken for spares.

No brake servo on a Herald.....  Ironically the extra weight from the batteries probably makes one more necessary.

Nick


Nick Jones
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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
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vitessesteve
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Dragon Electric Vehicles build high performance electric Sports cars, designed for both road and track. This sprint car chassis is designed for hillclimb events where the high torque of electric motors can be used to give tremendous acceleration. A rigid spaceframe chassis is needed to ensure accurate handling when large amounts of torque are applied to the road. DIY conversion kits start from £7000+vat, and conversions from £11000+vat.


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andymcp
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Quoted from Nick Jones




No brake servo on a Herald.....  Ironically the extra weight from the batteries probably makes one more necessary.

Nick


Not as standard, but the photos show one fitted to that car!
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ahebron
February 28, 2017, 5:43am Report to Moderator


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It probably has an electric vacuum pump to create vacuum for the servo.

Adrian


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2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
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