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Old 11-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #129 (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: 70.75 mpg (US)

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07-11-2006, 10:54 Pm

Actually did 20 minutes of ForkenSwift work today: made a cardboard template from the bell housing of the Blackfly's 4.39 transmission.

It will serve as the template for the aluminum (probably) adapter plate that we'll use to mount the electric motor on the transmission of the blue car.

I was thinking that from this we can make a mockup in plywood to get some hands-on measurements of where to locate the motor, figure out if we'll need additional spacer plates, and start thinking about how we're going to do the shaft coupler...
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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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