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Old 11-25-2007, 08:43 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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05-12-2006, 08:22 Pm

as of about half an hour ago, the forkenswift floor is fixed!

looking back through this thread, it's funny to read my changing assessment of the floor in this car: when i first looked underneath, i said there were "no holes!", then it was one hole, then two... amazing what amount of rust you can uncover with a grinder and a torch.

there are 2 more holes to fix under the hood: the inner fender walls ahead of the strut towers. that'll take about half an hour.

all together, i probably spent about 10 hours on the brazing (including set-up & clean-up on 4 different days). when i tallied it up, i thought, man, i could have just worked another 10 hours and bought a better car! but then i immediately realized i enjoyed my time spent learning to braze more than i would have enjoyed 10 hours of work.
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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