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Old 12-30-2017, 08:46 AM   #171 (permalink)
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sc1 - '98 saturn sc1
Team Saturn
90 day: 43.17 mpg (US)

Airplane Bike - '11 home built Carp line Tour

C - '97 Vision R40

tractor - '66 International Cub cadet 129

minivan - '93 oldsmobile Silouette

2002 Space Odyssey - '02 Honda Odyssey EX-L
90 day: 28.25 mpg (US)

metro - '98 chevy metro base
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SC1 Lives! I replaced the rusted engine cradle outside in single digit temperatures. I have only 4 exhaust studs left to install, and some straps for the radiator. The worst was the bolt retainer nuts spinning inside the frame, I had to grind the bolt heads off. The new cradle has copious amounts of undercoating. A 4 foot chunk of belly pan is now missing, I had to cut out for access. I am considering a replacement for sc1, maybe a last model Celica gt with a Corolla 5 speed transmission. I looked at cars in the junkyard when extracting the new cradle, Celicas brakes are monstrous compared to sc1's puny disks. SC1 brakes have always been a weak point. I like the Celica's hatch back, I could almsot fit my bike inside. Cruising at 65, sc1 1.9L is at 2220 (4.025 final and .605 fifth ratio) rpm, where the 1.8L VVT Celica with Corolla trans(3.722 final with .725 fifth ratio), would be at 2435 rpm. They weigh about the same, and have the same tire size, 195/60R15. I've found that Toyotas are pita to work on.

I want to finish it up before before the weather turns sub-zero this afternoon.

New bike in progress:

- Tony

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