Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Off-Topic Tech
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2017, 10:27 PM   #81 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 524

Topoff (RIP) - '92 Geo Metro LSi
90 day: 48.54 mpg (US)

'91 Miata - '91 Mazda Miata
90 day: 27.18 mpg (US)

'86 Fiero GT - '86 Pontiac Fiero GT

Purple Penny Pincher - '95 Pontiac Firefly Base
90 day: 43.68 mpg (US)

Jett-Black - '01 Volkswagen Jetta
90 day: 39.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 161 Times in 117 Posts
Or just make 5th extra tall, like they have on the old saturns.

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 07-15-2017, 10:20 PM   #82 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 524

Topoff (RIP) - '92 Geo Metro LSi
90 day: 48.54 mpg (US)

'91 Miata - '91 Mazda Miata
90 day: 27.18 mpg (US)

'86 Fiero GT - '86 Pontiac Fiero GT

Purple Penny Pincher - '95 Pontiac Firefly Base
90 day: 43.68 mpg (US)

Jett-Black - '01 Volkswagen Jetta
90 day: 39.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 161 Times in 117 Posts
Had a new windshield put in today. No more fine scratches and pits to distract me from seeing the road beyond!

Got excited enough, talking about it...had to go put a new pair of these on...



Since that didn't take much effort, I swapped out the over-sized 1156 red LEDs ("7.5-watt cree" bulbs) indicator bulbs for these normal-bulb sized 1156 red LEDs:



They're not quite as crazy bright as the "cree" ones, and I am not sold on the brightness difference on the dual-filament 1157 versions, but as single filament/brightness, they're at least on par with a real 1157 bulb. And they're half the cost of the crees:

__________________

Last edited by Stubby79; 07-16-2017 at 12:12 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2017, 11:16 PM   #83 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 524

Topoff (RIP) - '92 Geo Metro LSi
90 day: 48.54 mpg (US)

'91 Miata - '91 Mazda Miata
90 day: 27.18 mpg (US)

'86 Fiero GT - '86 Pontiac Fiero GT

Purple Penny Pincher - '95 Pontiac Firefly Base
90 day: 43.68 mpg (US)

Jett-Black - '01 Volkswagen Jetta
90 day: 39.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 161 Times in 117 Posts
Seeing as I had such good results with my cheap-ass polisher, I've vaguely been keeping an eye out for a real one...you know, variable speed, and a big-ass handle to make it easier to...handle.

By "vaguely", I mean I would check, and then forget about it for a few weeks before remembering to check again.

I remembered to check yesterday. There was a used one up for sale, but missing the polishing head. I went to price one out online at Canadian Tire, and discovered they had a complete polisher on sale 40% off. It would be easier and only a few bucks more to buy a whole machine with the head than to buy some used turd without one.

I brought this guy home with me today, half paid for with Canadian Tire money:



I'll try it out on my little purple machine one of these days. I expect good things of it.

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com