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Old 09-18-2019, 09:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Little Car - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 91.08 mpg (US)

The Big Car - '94 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
90 day: 44.9 mpg (US)
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I've attached a pic of the car that I took this morning.

From the factory, it had basically no options--no A/C, manual steering, etc. We bought it in 2010 with 43,000 miles; it now has 241,000 miles. The engine (head and bottom end) has not been rebuilt.

The mods are pretty straightforward--nothing too radical. They include:
-XFi cam
-Swift 3.52:1 transmission
-Ignition timing advanced 5 degrees
-Kill switch
-Auxiliary brake vacuum reservoir (for more/longer brake assist during EOC)
-Deep cycle battery
-LED headlights and exterior lights
-Bridgestone RE92 tires, inflated to 52 PSI, on 90's Accord wheels
-Roof painted with reflective white paint (for interior heat reduction)
-Llumar Air 80 "clear" window tint (for interior heat reduction)
-Engine coolant and oil heaters (for winter use)
-Trailer hitch
-Grill block with removable inserts
-Air dam
-Smooth wheel covers
-Rear wheel skirts

...and a whole lotta torque on the nut behind the wheel.

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