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Old 12-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #91 (permalink)
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interesting post . slownugly you might try home depot for the plastic sheet they have 2 kinds 4x8 sheets on is thick plasticthe other is called frp fiberglass/reinforced/plastic around 20 bucks a sheet if I recall correctly.

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #92 (permalink)
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That's a good idea maybe I'll try that first
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #93 (permalink)
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make all your panels out of cardboard first ,even if you have to tape smaller parts to make a larger one will save some $ and head ache. learned that one the hard way
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Will do thanks!! Normally I'd go all gung ho and install this stuff ASAP but I'm doing some tests to see what each thing does individually. One or 2 more tanks then I start using the block heater. I'll be updating as soon as I start aero
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:54 PM   #95 (permalink)
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For aero panels below the car you might still want to use Coroplast because its so much lighter than other stuff and holds up very el. Mine has about 50k miles on it now. I do recommend 1/16" or sometimes 1/8", by 1" aluminum bar stock for framing for Coroplast. It's too floppy all by itself for big panels, my opinion.

To fasten panels to framing I used 1/8" diam pop rivets with washers under the flared heads. If joining panels together use 1/16" or more bar stock on back side for the rivet to grab.

That said, the FRP sheets might work well. Just make sure they are not adding unneeded weight.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I'm gona take it up on the lift before I do anything and plan it out.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Hard to believe I got 3k miles on the swap already in about a month. Started using the block heater this tank but not to it's full extent. Lots of running around for new years party and I had a viewing to go to. This led to several cold start short distance trips. 4 out of 6 long trips I was able to use the heater. I got 43.7 out of this tank. Back to normal routine with full block heater usage. Hoping for over 46
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:12 AM   #98 (permalink)
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got a full tank in with daily trips to work using the block heater every trip. 48.5mpg this tank!! like other civics that are on this site thats about a 3mpg increase from using the heater. look for aero mods on the next posts
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #99 (permalink)
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The heater is that much better than pulling warm air from the cat? Hummm
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Rusty94cx the Idea Is to preheat the engine before you start it. then It is in the economy mode from the start, and does not have to come up the temp before the computer can lean things out

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