If you owned a 1988 Porsche 924, what would you do with it?

For Monte McCord, the answer is to electrify it.

McCord, a retiree, isn't doing the conversion work though.  That'll be the job of the students in Payson High School's (PHS) automotive program.

Porsche 924 in Profile

Porsche 924 in Profile

The work of converting is well underway.  The engine has been ripped out and the rest of the soon-to-be-useless components have been removed.

Currently, the class is finishing up some sheet metal work that needs to be done before the donor Porsche gets its electric goodies.

10 batteries (assuming lead-acid) will find a home in the 924, which we're sure will lead to diminished performance as compared to Porsche's pre-conversion state.

But McCord could care less.  McCord's dream is to go off the grid.  To do so, he's installing solar panels at his house.  When the 924 is ready, it'll be charged by the sun.  The excess solar juice will power his home.

Oh, McCord also believes that educating today's youths in the technology of tomorrow is vitally important.


Source: Payson Roundup

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