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Old 11-27-2007, 12:54 PM   #329 (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: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Not chicken - cheap!


Today: broke in the welder! Made a total mess of a non-car-related little welding job a friend wanted me to do. But it was fun. And I believe the parts actually stuck together despite looking like, well, crap (we drop tested them, and tried to bend them apart with vice grips). And got my first welding-related burn. Hooray.


Got the final report in from Motor Guru Husted on the 12 inch torque monster. Basically what I expected: it's in great condition, might be suitable for a mid-size conversion at up to 120v but the square shaft makes it less desirable (if you're not into modding the adapter we already have, and insist on a round shaft for a taperlock adapter). There's more detail in his message than that, which I'll post to the motor page tomorrow.

Not wanting to tear up your stuff does not make you chicken or cheap. I was just teasing. This is such a cool project. Thanks for letting us all follow along.
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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