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dizzydee 08-23-2009 12:13 PM

Hi From Winnipeg
 
First post- enjoy the site and all the info.

I have a 1991 Dodge D150, 3.9l 3 speed auto. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Mods so far:

-antenna delete
-warm air intake
-1/2 grill block
-plastic flushmount cover on headlights
-removed rear bumper, replaced with smaller wood bumper (stock bumper hung out on the sides)
-coroplast fairing off top/back of cab
-higher pressure on tires
-flush wheel covers (chrome "beauty rings" with coroplast siliconed on)
-replaced large side mirrors with some smaller streamlined ones
-rear wheel well covers
-tried the alternator delete by loosening alternator and tying off belts but check engine light would come on at highway speeds (fuel injection issue?). I have gone back to alternator for now.
-wiper blade delete (weather permitting)
-partial box cover (back 2/3)

The whole thing is flat black with the black coroplast- has a definite "Mad Max" theme going on.

Planned mods:
-front air dam
-remove rain gutters
-boat tail back (remove tailgate, fair in using coroplast)

I have gone from 19 mpg to 23 mpg (based on last tank only- unfortun ately (fortunately?), I don't put on lots of miles....). Note: those are imp. gallons, not U.S.

Darren

Bicycle Bob 08-23-2009 07:35 PM

Welcome. I have fond memories of Winnipeg, where I learned how to ride a bicycle year-round, except when powder drifted over the ice ruts. It sounds as if you are doing well with that truck. You might want to consider a belly pan instead of an air dam to maintain better clearance. I'm also quite curious about the possibility of a really lightweight aerocap made of Coroplast and framing that is hinged at one side for bed access.

SVOboy 08-24-2009 01:51 AM

Welcome to ecomodder! Pictures? :)

cfg83 08-24-2009 02:28 AM

dizzydee -

Welcome to EM! Mad Max Ecomodder, ha ha. 21% jump in mileage es muy bien.

CarloSW2

dizzydee 08-24-2009 12:59 PM

Pictures of Max are in the "Garage".

darren

dizzydee 08-25-2009 06:09 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Pictures of Max

swede 08-27-2009 11:06 AM

Hi dizzy. I just joined as well and nice to see a fellow winnipegger here.

dizzydee 08-27-2009 05:37 PM

Bicycle Bob, I too cycle year round here. Coldest I have done is -35 degrees C. I have an old fixed gear with studded tires- a good workout.

I have thought about fairing in the whole back end and using a wireless backup camera (the little mirrors I added are poor compared to the stock ones. For now I will stick with the current configuration.

Darren

cfg83 08-27-2009 06:10 PM

dizzydee -

Like those pix. Now Max just needs a snake-graphic and a bed-mounted machine gun to finish its Road Warrior look :

http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/mad...braFilming.jpg

CarloSW2

gumby79 05-22-2015 02:02 AM

Was the water pump hooked up ? Sirpintine belt? Discontinued alt. = no power steering p code. No water pump /maby some windmilling except 50% grill block an other p code on smog pump/air injection pre cat for finishing fuel burn aka o*2 sencer is reporting p code
what codes came up for alt deleted test
try disconnecting and tape upthe wires or if possible pull the fuse For an ABAtest


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