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Old 11-25-2007, 09:01 PM   #118 (permalink)
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05-28-2006, 08:53 Pm

Some photos of this weekend's work...

click to zoom the little ones...

Swift before (when we still had grand ambitions for repairing its holey underbits) and after its ICE-ectomy. Ivan's first, after which he declared: "It's not a car anymore."

The haul.

This transaxle may have a future in the Blackfly...

Together forever: this is where the sheet metal came from that I brazed into the floor & inner fender walls of the blue car.

Mirror image. The sporty Swift tail lights are driving around somewhere in PA now, on the back of XFI's car.

This evening we spent some time discussing our motor options. I think we're leaning towards using one of the smaller 8 inch pump motors, rather than trying to offset the big motor and/or go with the one-wheel-drive option.

Also disconnected everything on the red car in preparation for swapping its strut/hub/brake assembly over (because it's got firmer springs and bigger brakes).
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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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