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Old 06-14-2010, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Rodney, Ontario, Canada
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Steve - '93 Ford Festiva L
90 day: 41.35 mpg (US)
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Festiva Project Car - ideas?

It's been a while since I posted here on EM, though I've been lurking lots. I've just added a new vehicle to the stable, a 1993 Festiva.

Over time I'll be ecomodding the heck out of this car, and I would like suggestions (especially photoshopped body mod ideas). Here's where I'm starting:

1. hypermiling techniques. She's got a 5-spd, so I should be able to make a pretty big difference just by changing the nut behind the wheel
2. over-pressure tires
3. weight loss - removing interior trim, etc
4. grill block
5. MPGuino to help with above hypermiling

Then I'll go wild, but don't know what all or what order. Here are some plans:

1. under-body pan maybe with air dam/skirts to reduce air under the car
2. lexan rear side windows, maybe the driver/passenger windows too, depending on how the rear sides go
3. wheel discs
4. rear wheel covers
5. kammback
6. boat-tail

Please feel free to fire off all your great ideas, and I'll use this thread to keep everyone updated

Thanks in advance!


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