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Old 11-10-2010, 04:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the Focus beeps when you hit 65. Maybe it wasnt the Focus...one of the cars in our fleet at work does

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A lot of the mid-60's through mid-70's GM had a little indicator on the speedometer that you could set to any speed to sound a buzzer. My mom called it a tattle-tale. When the speedometer's needle got up to it a buzzer would remind you to slow down. Worked great until dad got annoyed and cranked it up to 90 to shut it up.
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the work truck I was in today would do 52 mph on the highway.....we had the pedal in the carpet and it would not go faster.....I was like "YEAH, this is ecomodding" but I didn't say it out loud.
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A lot of the mid-60's through mid-70's GM had a little indicator on the speedometer that you could set to any speed to sound a buzzer. My mom called it a tattle-tale. When the speedometer's needle got up to it a buzzer would remind you to slow down. Worked great until dad got annoyed and cranked it up to 90 to shut it up.
I remember one on my Grandfather's 1958 Oldsmibile. That was the year he passed away at 55 from a brain aneurism from Diabetes. He loved to hit one hill on the road home that would get us airborne for a split second and watch us come up off the seat.

Grandma always made him stop in the mountains so she could get on the side of the car where she could not see over the side of the mountain.

He once got a ticket for 62 in a 60 zone. The cop clocked him with radar in 1957.

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How about just adding a peg to the speedo that prevents the needle from going past a certain point?
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the work truck I was in today would do 52 mph on the highway.....we had the pedal in the carpet and it would not go faster.....I was like "YEAH, this is ecomodding" but I didn't say it out loud.
I haven't rented a ryder truck in years but the U Haul/ Ryder and other truck rental companies always had governers on their motors preventing you from speeding. Does anyone know if they still have them? If someone was serious about ecomodding I can see this as a good tool for them.
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I would think that they way to program a device like is being talked about should be programed to do something like keep track of your average mpg and if your real time mileage mileage is say 10-15% lower then your average for more then 10 seconds to give you a warning.

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