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Old 11-25-2007, 10:11 PM   #178 (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)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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

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11-19-2006, 06:26 Pm

This week/today:

- Took apart the electric motor to degrease it. Years of ingesting dust & the occasional fine mist of hydraulic fluid meant quite a build-up of crud in there. It's the first time I've ever taken apart a large electric motor. Man these things are simple! It's great.

- Reassembled the motor, mounted it on the adapter plate and put the works back on the transmission. No pic of this - just look at the one of the cardboard motor and imagine a real motor in its place:

(Also imagine a slightly pulled back - 110 lbs motor + very awkward position for maneuvering it & I shouldn't have done it myself )

Hopefully this week I'll have some news about the engine mount & right axle mount that need to be made up.
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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