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Old 08-21-2017, 01:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I know from my driving in California (Santa Rosa and the surrounding area), that pedestrians were like hen's teeth. Here in the UK, there are loads of pedestrians all seemingly hellbent on suicide.

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Old 08-21-2017, 06:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If one is considering extending the bonnet teo concearns come to my mind,

1st, that is where the passanger compartment gets its air, it is a higher pressure zone (from what i read on ecomodder) and extending it you may create a venturi effect sucking air out of the cabin, or your cabin fan may need to work extra hard for ventilation.

2nd, the gap has been designed specially, in case your front latch fails and the bonnet pops up while driving, you can still see through the gap. If you block it then you could lose all sight of the road ahead. (In my years of driving this has happened to me once and i was able to see the road, stupidity on my part, but still should be taken in to account.)
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Two very good points. I was thinking more of angling the skin of the bonnet rather than extending it (actually adding a false skin), so that the wipers can still be used. However, what effect that would have on the pressure at the base of the windscreen could only be guessed at.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Lund has made these for years. But you're still toast if you hood flies up

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Old 08-24-2017, 06:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I removed the power steering belt, mileage was 39.65 this tank.
I'm working with a junkyard passenger mirror to see in I can come up with something more(?) aerodynamic. I'll put pics once its done.

My mom asked me if the slow speed/driving style was worth it, so I did a speed/driving style contrast analysis on the way home from work.

I used normal speeds/cruise control/AC...34mpg and I made it home a whole 5 minutes faster...over a 60 mile drive No more analyzing for me.


Oh yeah, hypermiling is now mom-approved
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Very nice!

For me, I get 100mpg at 55mph, and 65mpg at 75mph... and it often doesn't save much time.

Have you seen the mirror camera replacement mod I have in my build thread? Can't get much more aero than that, and it was inexpensive.
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I'm working with a junkyard passenger mirror to see in I can come up with something more(?) aerodynamic.
Have you ever considered those mirrors with their own aerodynamic fairing used in some supersport motorcycles?
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I wish my hood (and the rest of the car) had paint like yours!

I will keep my lean burn and manual, though.

I have bought two beaded seat covers and I always put them with the narrow part hanging over the back. I never realized I could sit on beads, too!

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Hey, you stole my car!

I wish mine had the tachometer in the dash, but I have the lowlier DX to your LX.

I wipe off morning dew with widow washers' thingly blade. Usually one wipe is the end of it, but sometimes there is enough in the air to re-gather, and that is a little bit of a PITA.

My newest grill block is in my build thread (linked in my signature). Maybe it will be of some use. It is a bit of a radical block, TBH.

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I wish mine had the tachometer in the dash
Remember those "monster" tachometers that were very popular among the ricers in a recent past?

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