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Old 03-06-2019, 11:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Location: Coastal Southern California
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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There's pretty great craft culture in Ghana, and this effort at a car company is in some ways going on it to build these engines. The machine shop I visited on the coast in the greater Accra region, in a boat yard, was incredible. In the Eastern region along the coast, local people have centuries of gunsmithing experience. All of the work done in small shops. A friend of mine in Ghana tells me that for certain rifles that they build they pick out from junk yards steering tubes from old cars. It's just a lot of brilliant familiarity with the specifics of materials. It's a make-do culture that in some ways is kind of like what Cuba is famous for.
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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