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Old 11-27-2007, 02:24 PM   #443 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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09-23-2007, 07:32 Pm

Spent some more time on things this weekend:
  • finished making the ends for the 2nd front/rear batt cable (pack -ve) and got it snaked through the under-car conduit & hooked up to the "ignition" contactor (no more pack wires on the passenger floor!)
  • mounted one half of the Anderson connector for the emergency disconnect
  • made up a bracket to mount the clutch cable to point the right way to pull apart the Anderson connector
  • cut up an old 10-speed bike to used the chain/seat stays for struts that will hold a panel over the transaxle to mount the remaining bits (low-pedal contactor, fuse, shunt, etc.)
I'm still aiming to have the car in to the mechanic this week. But there's probably more work to do than I realize...
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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