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Old 07-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #988 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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ForkenSwift's next lease on life?

So... I have this idea...

I'm thinking that rather than fix up the rusty floor, firewall & underbits of the FS, I may just convert it into a pusher trailer for the Blackfly (or any other small vehicle).

Along the lines of Mr Sharkey's pusher trailer, but the reverse of what he did: ICE in the front, EV in the back...

Mr.Sharkey's Pusher Trailer

Winter project, 2013/14!

It would need more oomph though, considering power is barely adequate now. A pusher format would involve moving around an additional ~930 lbs (rough guesstimate).

- ForkenSwift (now) = 2070 lbs
- Trailerized ForkenSwift = 1150 lbs (est.)
- Blackfly = 1850 lbs
- Blackfly + ForkenSwifTrailer: 3000 lbs

Difference = 930 lbs
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
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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