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Old 05-05-2018, 11:01 PM   #123 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Location: Coastal Southern California
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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Plumbers's tape will tend to flex out of shape. It's not rigid enough. I copied MetroMPG and used copper pipe, cut and hammered into shape, for the clips. I also made some clips from used aluminium gum boxes. When I folded them to create rigid reinforcement in the folds they held alright. I still use a couple that have been on the car maybe two years.

BTW, your diagram is my exact set up.
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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