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Old 12-19-2012, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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happy to finally join this great website

ive been looking at this site for a while now so i finally descided to join. what a great website and great people. very informative and ingenious with aero mods, which hopefully i will be trying soon. i finally got something to finally push the mileage boundries this past weekend. i picked up an 86 chevy sprint that is in very good shape, and i hope to be able to start working towards the goal of 100+ miles per gal. glad to be a part of this with you guys have a great day.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow - '86 Sprint.

Those are long gone from the rust belt! I haven't seen one of those for 4 or 5 years (and even that one was rotting away in the junk yard).
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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John Welcome!

Air up the tires!!!
Great vehicle to start from!

Good to have a goal also....wow.....100mpg! you go!
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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100 MPG is certainly possible in a Sprint with driving technique, extensive mods... and fairly low average speeds.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for the positive encouragement. And I do love this new car. It is in amazing shape. No rust. Clean interior. And all stock. I'm going to start off slow on this build up of gas mileage so I can see the differences that are made. I'm not going to change my driving technic until after I get most to all of my mods done because I want a more accurate idea of the differences. I don't think I can consistently keep up on the hypermiling driving style just yet but that will come in time. I think first is get a baseline after I put the engine back together( thanks to a local shop that installed the gasket on the oil pump wrong before I bought the car), after that probably first is going to be the air dam. I will have to see where I go from there. Just trying to keep it easy on myself and think about one step at a time. Again thank you ecomodder for have such a great website.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site, pics please!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you. I will post pics as soon as I down size them. Lol

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