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Old 08-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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08 Altima coupe progress

Might be on the road in another week.

How about a side by side comparison of my VX and a 68 Chrysler 300 convertible .

The MG replica is driveable, still needs a wiring harness, maybe another couple of weeks to get it on the road.

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Old 09-11-2010, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Waiting for the State Police inspector to sign it off so it can go on the road.

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is the MG one of those VW ones ?

I'm considering this for my MGB

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes it's a 53 TD replica. Fiberglass on a 73 VW floor pan and running gear. It's very light, probably about 1200 pounds.

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Old 09-19-2010, 10:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Altima had 3/4 tank full of fuel that was at least 1 year old, so I topped it up with some fresh gas. It took right at 10 gallons or about a 50/50 mix of new and old gas.

So far the average mileage is right at 35 MPG, compared to the EPA combined of 26. I reset the fuel consumption computer on the Interstate. Averaging 61 MPH with one coast down on the off ramp after 10 miles the mileage reading was 41.5 MPG.

That's on a 50% mix of year old gas, so I will run it down very close to empty before the next fill. At 35 MPG average the range per tank will be close to 700 miles on 20 gallons.

While this is not as high as the Insight and the VX, driving the motorcycle occasionally (close to 1000 miles since I put it on the road at 85 MPG average) my overall fuel consumption will average about the same.

Additional savings will come from having only one car on my insurance. The bike is $90 per year, and the MG is an antique, so it gets permanent tags, no property tax, and $90 per year insurance.

The insurance savings per year will be several hundred dollars, so in the long run my overall costs will be lower.

Not bad for 11.5k bucks in a 20k mile car that was close to 30k new.

I though about it yesterday. I have recycled close to 600,000 pounds of cars since my first rebuild in 1973. Somewhere close to 200 over that 37 year time frame.

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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49.3 MPG at 47 MPH for 7 miles, starting with a hot engine on the road.

Drove my old route today for 19 miles.
Average speed 37.7 MPH
Average mileage 44.2 MPG

Tank average so far is about 36 MPG, still on the 50% year old fuel mix.

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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49.3 MPG at 47 MPH for 7 miles, starting with a hot engine on the road.

Drove my old route today for 19 miles.
Average speed 37.7 MPH
Average mileage 44.2 MPG

Tank average so far is about 36 MPG, still on the 50% year old fuel mix.

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What drivetrain is in it (motor/trans) ?
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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2.5 CVT.

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2.5 CVT.

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Are you measuring with SGII , thats pretty good mpg for size .

I wish I drove my 08 Accord (2.4L/5AT ) longer trips to see good mpg, mine are all mostly city -less than 1/4 mile trips .
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Factory in dash mileage readings. Not really important until I get this tank empty and get the year old gas out of the car.

20 gallon tank takes a long time.

It's rated at 23 city, 32 highway, 26 combined.

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