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Old 06-11-2008, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Noobie lots to learn lots of questions

Hi there

I live in the Uk and have a interest in building a high mpg car.

I have always like this car and when I became interested in building a hypermiler I realised this car had several good points ?

Take any engine
3 wheels less road drag

Currently planning what to use for a engine ?

Do I buy a 3 cylinder swift/metro engine ?
If so do they all come with a ECU that can be hooked up to a scan gauge ?

Or could a Citroen 2cv 602cc engine be better as it is very light , compact and in a 2cv is capable of getting between 45 - 65 mpg as standard.

The metro engine maybe is heavier and has lots of emission stuff I don't need [ added complication ]

The 2cv is very simple and could maybe improved with better exhaust and carburation but it will be harder to get mpg figures from it.

anyway I will end my ramblings now as I have some drawings to do !

regards Paul

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