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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: 52.07 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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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Chicken!

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Not chicken - cheap!

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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.

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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.

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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.
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