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Old 11-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #153 (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)

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10-10-2006, 08:34 Pm

Memory fades: I went by Ivan's today on the beater 10-speed with the cargo trailer to pick up the power steering motor from the forklift. It's bigger and heavier than I remembered. There's really no practical way I'm going to be able to use it to electrify a standard bike. Even mounting it on the cargo trailer would be iffy.

It's super beefy: rated at .65 or .88 hp @ 36/48V continuous duty.

It's roughly 10 inches long, and 5 inches diameter. Weighs maybe 35 lbs (that's with the power steering pump still attached though)

Might be big enough to push a Firefly at low speeds though.
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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