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Old 11-17-2016, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So Little Red got laid to rest after deer hunting, and now
White Lightning is to replace it, I am looking to do pizza pan wheel covers and change the tires to one size taller after these wear out, I am also gonna do a grille block and some extra lights, this car has power locks and windows, cruise, tilt/slide steering wheel, as to where the last focus had manual everything, and all the options work....bonus!!!

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Old 11-17-2016, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All ideas will be greatly appreciated

And I found that this vehicle uses PWM for TCC lockup and I am not going to go into that!
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I don't know exactly why this landed in the Unicorn Corral. Looks like a nice enough car and if the pictures are any evidence, it actually exists.

Why is this here?
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Probably where I started...lol
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, and misleading title. I thought it was going to be about building a still to make your own ethanol fuel :-)
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And that wouldn't have been a unicorn either, since under the right circumstances distilling your own ethanol for fuel has been the most economical choice in the past and may be again in the future.
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A PWM for TCC from what I have read is used to softly engage converter lockup.
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Congrats on the new wheels. I look forward to seeing what you can do with it!

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Still slowly working on my car and making it more efficient, hard to get results right now because the weather has been all over the place, but I did redneckify a lower engine cover from a 2012 focus to fit my car.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Is there a way to put this in the Aerodynamics threads instead of unicorns?

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