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Old 05-04-2010, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
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SW - very cool. A ship sized Minn-kota trolling motor!

The Sail Drive doesn't swivel though - flow over the rudder is how I steer under power or sail.

And it goes without saying that this conversion project will be typical Darin style: ie. making best use of available resources...

I still have a pile of left over parts from project ForkenSwift:
  • 2 motors to choose from,
  • a sizeable collection of golfcart batteries,
  • contactors,
  • 2 spare controllers (I may just do a contactor controller),
  • and a selection of battery chargers.
As usual, the hardest part will be coming up with a coupler to connect the motor to the input shaft of the transmission (lower unit).
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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