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Old 02-08-2010, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy Everyone!

My name is Brodie, From Alberta Canada. I Think I qualify as an eco modder, very interested in the subjects of the site. I think I have many things to contribute to the forum, can't wait to converse with the rest of you

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1989 Toyota Hilux 2.8 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl. 4 door RHD
1978 Toyota BJ40 3 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl.
1975 Toyota FJ40 Swapped with 3b 4 cyl. Diesel
1928 Ford Model A Flat Head 4 cyl.
1975 Yamaha Enduro
soon to be Toyota Yaris
I want to make a electric or super high FE motorcycle, or tri car.

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM, Brodie. You must be a diesel wizard .
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I love diesels, I don't know how much of a wizard I am with them, but I know my way around
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1989 Toyota Hilux 2.8 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl. 4 door
1978 Toyota BJ40 3 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl.
1975 Toyota FJ40 Swapped with 3b 4 cyl. Diesel
1928 Ford Model A Flat Head 4 cyl.
1975 Yamaha Enduro
Soon to be Toyota Yaris
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome, Brodie.

What's the story of your Model A?

And the soon-to-be Yaris?
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well the model A was my grandfathers and starter it's life as a full metal bodied 1928 Ford Model A, when kids stomped the top in and the ripped the doors off. we converted it to a wood bodied "HUXTER" or milk truck. which was an option in 1928. And I am wanting to buy a yaris so I can start seeking extreme mileage, big plans! also when the 1nz-fe kicks the can I can install a small turbo diesel. I have 2 40hp diesel engines but I just don't think it will cut it!
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1989 Toyota Hilux 2.8 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl. 4 door
1978 Toyota BJ40 3 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl.
1975 Toyota FJ40 Swapped with 3b 4 cyl. Diesel
1928 Ford Model A Flat Head 4 cyl.
1975 Yamaha Enduro
Soon to be Toyota Yaris
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the looks of your cars.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cool old Ford - nice family connection too. Thanks!

40 hp... You'd have to do a lot of aeromodding / weight reduction to make that work in one of the Toyotas!
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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dont buy a yaris. I test drove one and it handled horribly, not to mention I saw one broad side a silverado at 25-30 mph and the Yaris was completely destroyed and the driver limped out of the car, the silverado was able to drive away, the yaris lost a wheel and the dash pushed in about six inches. -WEAK. not to mention the center gauge pod is annoying but thats just me.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not looking for handling, looking for fuel economy, price, I am a TOYOTA guy.... besides, there are not many small cars that will survive a hit from a full size truck at 50 Km/h anyways? I still have to do some more looking around, but I am very happy with the vehicle? handles like a $10,000 should??? I like the centre gauge, good use of space, and it makes highway driving more interesting.
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1989 Toyota Hilux 2.8 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl. 4 door
1978 Toyota BJ40 3 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl.
1975 Toyota FJ40 Swapped with 3b 4 cyl. Diesel
1928 Ford Model A Flat Head 4 cyl.
1975 Yamaha Enduro
Soon to be Toyota Yaris
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea, I don't plan on putting the BMC 40 hp diesels in the Yaris, if I can't find a TOYOTA 1ndt-tv to swap in, it will probably be a 1.9 TD from an older VW.
But before I do that I would like to make a electric tube frame redundant bicycle with a carbon fibre or aluminium aero shell. Also looking at some super skinny tires that might work on the Yaris.

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1978 Toyota BJ40 3 Litre NA Diesel 4 cyl.
1975 Toyota FJ40 Swapped with 3b 4 cyl. Diesel
1928 Ford Model A Flat Head 4 cyl.
1975 Yamaha Enduro
Soon to be Toyota Yaris
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