Money. It’s that ridiculous invention that gets in the way of all my great ideas. Well, admittedly some of my ideas aren’t that epic. Such as my 2009 idea to make all local parking wardens wear Gestapo uniforms. I thought it was a hilarious idea, but they didn’t share my enthusiasm for some reason.
But other than that one I’m often full of fun and (sometimes) useful ideas. It’s just that old bugbear money that gets in the way. Which brings me to my next point: I want to convert another electric car. Like, now.
My first conversion was a learning curve, and anyone who’s downloaded my tutorials will know I’ve come a long, long way knowledge-wise when it comes to electric car conversions. Now I want the chance to put all that knowledge to use.
The only hindrance is my lack of money. Sadly my wife still can’t find work, despite the fact she’s applying for every job under the sun. This means that all the power, gas, mortgage and food expenses come out of my meagre wages.
It’s also a little depressing, not having any money left over despite working on average 50 hours a week. Anyone who’s been where I am financially will “know my pain” so to speak.
But enough of the doom & gloom stories. I have a challenge ahead, and I’m going to need some outside help if I ever plan to get this project underway. That’s why I’m appealing to you, reading this page to help out in some way.
No, I’m not after money. I don’t like begging for donations and that sort of thing. I had to do that to assist my first conversion and I found it a very awkward and uncomfortable thing to do.
What I’d like instead is, well, whatever else you can offer. Moral support, good contacts, a hug, donor bits, ideas, even hope and prayer – you name it, I’ll accept it!
Basically whatever you can think of to stop me from losing my drive and enthusiasm while waiting for money to magically appear.
With that in mind, I hope you can join me on my new journey to hunt down a rust-free donor car somewhere near me in New Plymouth, New Zealand. I don’t have a preference just yet, but I’m leaning towards a smaller car – with a manual gearbox for certain.
This time I want a car that will last. I want to use a (albeit small) lithium battery pack, and a car without rust. I want the same good performance as my original electric Tredia, but I want a car to do more than just 5000 kilometres. I want my next EV to surpass 50,000 kilometres.
I haven’t had these exciting stirrings since I first brought home that dead Mitsubishi three years ago. Gosh it feels great!
I’m one excited kiwi right now!