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Old 11-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
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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10-14-2006, 08:11 Pm

Picked up the blue ForkenSwift from Ivan's this afternoon. Going to make a short "before" video of the car with its ICE. Maybe tomorrow I'll shoot that.

Because maybe next weekend the ICE comes out (assuming machinist guy has the motor ready for us this week).

Good thing we're converting it though: it died on the road. I think I just ran it out of gas - it started again when I added some, but it's running like crap.

Been thinking about range extenders too... If we keep the engine and mount it on a trailer with the radiator, fuel tank & exhaust, we'll could set it up to do (low speed) highway trips (run about 4 alternators off it to feed the batteries...) Yeah, that would be a damn complicated generator.
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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