A friendly voice in CA suggested a blog would provide good easy documentation and a way to get feedback before we make a bad choice. Please speak up before we do something dangerous.
Just because we can.
We need a car that can travel 30 miles a day to and from classes, yes this car gets good mileage already, but I am a mechanical engineer and have two kids that are starting college and the current daily driver vehicle is referred to as the beater for good reason. We will finish the project before the next school year starts in August and hopefully sell the engine from this car and the beater to offset about 1/3 the cost of the conversion.
If you have good advice, please says so as this is our first time down this path. If you have good advice that would lead me to a business you have a personal stake in, please be up front.