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battlewagon 08-16-2010 05:14 PM

1993 Ford Escort
 
Hey all. Just joined the site and I'm enjoying seeing what many have done so far. I'm currently achieving about 37 mpg using a killswitch and efficient driving techniques. Sounds good to the average commuter, but on here, 37 mpg is far from bragging rights. I hope to have some more impressive results soon. I will be working on building a Kammback this week and will post pictures of the process.

88hf 08-16-2010 10:34 PM

Pretty sure your car is mazda based. Is it manual or auto tranny? it is funny about the name battlewagon. I have a friend who had a old volvo he called the battlewagon. had a big skull and crossbones on the hood. His newer Oldsmobile is named "the vigilante" and has the punisher emblem on the hood. Anywho, your car has plenty potential. Welcome.

battlewagon 08-17-2010 02:06 AM

I believe you are correct. I know that Ford and Mazda are closely related and use the same parts on many vehicles. And yes, it is manual. I heard the name battlewagon from an instructor in SCCA autocrossing in Milwaukee. Its nice to hear there are other wagon fans out there.

So far today, I have been trying to assemble a mock kammback. Here's what I have come up with:
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...G_6848jpg1.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...IMG_6842-1.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...l/IMG_6841.jpg

Thanks for viewing and be kind, this is my first attempt!

rechargeourfuture 08-17-2010 03:01 AM

Thumbs up!

rechargeourfuture 08-17-2010 03:02 AM

Oh man is that a Terratrike Cruiser?

battlewagon 08-17-2010 04:02 AM

Thanks, and yes it is. Recumbent trikes... Ultimate mpg machines.


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