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Pontiac Fiero do-it-yourself (DIY) electric car conversion

Pontiac Fiero do-it-yourself (DIY) electric car conversion

Loved by enthusiasts everywhere, the Pontiac Fiero is a great little American car. It’s also one of the most practical and cheapest electric car conversions you can find. The right amount of work and design can allow you to create an electric vehicle (EV) with a range of up to sixty-five miles at highway speeds at a driving speed of fifty-five to sixty miles per hour. This type of electric vehicle can achieve a top speed of over eighty-five miles per hour. You can even commute in this awesome electric vehicle to work, grocery shopping, or just a regular drive on a lazy Sunday.

If you’re going to send your Pontiac Fiero to be modified into an electric car by a professional workshop, be prepared to invest upwards of $4,000. An alternative is to do the conversion yourself in your home garage. How do you retrofit a Fiero into an EV? This article will provide some useful information about the conversion process.

The first step in the conversion operations is to remove all internal combustion engine components in your Pontiac Fiero and leave all chassis wiring in place. Make sure you mark this wire carefully. Keep the original clutch and flywheel, as well as the transmission. This results in a functional bodywork that works other than the fact that the engine and all related systems are missing. Next, clean the chassis to remove all dirt and old grease from the old engine. They won’t come back after all.

Most conversions use a manual transmission car for their simplicity. With the internal combustion engine and related components gone, it is easy to install an electric motor in its place. One conversion used an advanced 9 inch DC series wound motor, bolted to a flywheel. The original four-speed transmission is left in place. To eliminate drag on the Fiero, the starter ring is screwed into the flywheel. It is important to balance the entire group before putting it back together. The conversion process replaces literally every part that has fluid running through it such as the gas tank, fuel lines, and radiator with electrical wires and connectors.

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