Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2010, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Kensington PA
Posts: 69

Big Blue - '94 Ford F-150 shortbed
90 day: 15.71 mpg (US)

Mexico Nuevo - '84 Honda V45 Sabre
90 day: 36.67 mpg (US)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Back again with a new vehicle

Hello, it's been a while since I posted!

From the last time, I had a '98 Ford Contour (the "Grey Oval"). Alas, she's kicked the bucket. Since I'm now picking up jobs as a handyman/yardwork guy/scrap hauler, I bought an '88 Dodge Dakota 4WD to facilitate that.

I kinda figured it'd be pointless to hypermile a pickup...until I realized that I could realize GREATER fiscal gains from a given % improvement in FE than a gas-sipper could.

I've been getting 18MPG in my truck (EPA combined 15), driving with load a fair amount, and little HWY driving (borrow mom's Fusion hybrid as often as possible for trips). I don't think that's too shabby for a +200K mi work truck!

I want to look into +FE mods that don't substantively impair using it as a work truck.

I'm also looking for advice on building a electric bicycle around a treadmill motor. (Specifically, I need to find a "pulley" that fits on a 5/8" "keyed" drive shaft that will accomodate a bicycle freewheel).

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
List of aero mods you can do to your vehicle MetroMPG Aerodynamics 148 08-12-2021 10:53 PM
Ecomodding: there's more to it than just improving your fuel economy basjoos EcoModding Central 20 09-27-2010 09:18 PM
I build a 4x4 Gas-Electric-Hydraulic Hybrid! bennelson Hybrids 5 02-10-2010 12:53 PM
Which vehicle for this mobile tech? (a bit long) rykoala General Efficiency Discussion 16 01-04-2009 01:49 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com