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Old 12-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi from Wi!

Hi, everyone!

My name is Brody, and I live in Sheboygan, Wi. I am 20 years old, and I'm currently enrolled in an Engine Research & Development associates degree program at a nearby college. I have always been into racing cars, but now that I'm in college, I haven't been able to go racing this past year due to the cost of college, and I have been trying to save pennies wherever possible, including my cars. I have always been a hot rodder at heart, and love going fast, but I decided to change directions a little and try and save gas rather than hot rodding around. lol. I have always been interested in design and theory of cars, and getting better fuel efficency has a lot to do with design and theory, so I'm pretty interested in this.

Anyways, my daily driver is a 1999 ford escort zx2, and I have already done a few small things to it to make it get better mpg, such as running narrower tires than stock, and running a taller 5th gear. I plan doing a few other things, but nothing "too" radical, as it's in rough shape, and I don't want to put tons of time into it and then blow up it's engine or have something come apart from the major rust issues.

I also own a turbocharged 2003 ford escort zx2 project car (I bought it with some minor fire damage, and i'm going to eventually fix it up.) as well as a 1992 mazda 323 that I will be building into a race car. I also own a 1992 mazda protege, which was my race car up until a few months ago, when it got wrecked beyond repair. I hope to use the aero section on here to make my 323 a bit faster, by reducing drag as much as possible.

Anyways, I hope to learn a lot on here, and hopefully everyone is ok with me asking questions about aerodynamics for my race car, even though it's not really going to be a fuel efficent vehicle.


Is there anyone local to me on here?

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums!

I am not far from you in Green Bay, and we have several other members in nearby cities.

I hope you enjoy your stay and learn lots.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site Brody. Germantown, WI here (just north of Milwaukee).

You'll find lots of useful info on this site. Good luck.

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