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Old 04-25-2010, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I return! And with a little gem.

I sold the '90 Firebird V6 that I had previously, and with good timing. The timing chain jumped 2 weeks later, and smashed up the valves. Gotta give it credit, all original with 260,000 miles. Never the less, with the help here I got it from 11-15 mpg to over 20 mpg by changing habits.

And since, I've been driving the Eco-Modder Anti-christ:


1969 Chevrolet CST10, my project for 2 years and over the last year put 20k miles on! The truck sat for 10 years, stripped down before I got it. Three-Hundred-Fifty cubic inches, 4 barrel carburettor, and the aerodynamics of a brick. I love it, a lot. But, the rising fuel prices and hopes of further building it are impossible at 7mpg. My job? Delivering pizza. While it makes the most wicked pizza truck ever, it's still pricey to run around town all week. Thus, the 4th car so far (3rd street legal), a 1987 CRX HF!





Besides the mangled front trim, it's in terrific shape cosmetically. Needs a lot of tune up work, it's running like pure hell (Will post the write-up later), but on it's 1st long drive in 18 months, with barely any power availible and jacked up aerodynamics (had to rip off the rest of that grille panel) it averaged 36 mpg on the return trip from Austin to Houston.

I didn't even know it was the HF until about 10 minutes ago, I mainly bought it for the gocart handling. It's fuel economy is a plus too.

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Old 04-25-2010, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You lucky monkey! A CRX HF will make you a happy camper. Pizza time!

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Old 04-25-2010, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Best part is, I picked it up for $200 bucks, basically.

Where is the fuel economy counter/calculator? It's been a long time.
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"All I know about music is that not many people ever really hear it. [...] But the man who creates the music is hearing something else, is dealing with the roar rising from the void and imposing order on it as it hits the air. What is evoked in him, then, is of another order, more terrible because it has no words, and triumphant, too, for the same reason. And his triumph, when he triumphs, is ours." -Sonny's Blues

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You lucky bugger 200 dollars? You will be able to sell it for a few k when gas goes up a bunch...
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Depending how reliable it is, I may just keep it around for a few years. It becomes emissions exempt next year, so that makes yearly costs that much cheaper (12 bucks vs. the 40 + what ever must be fixed to pass).

I'll make a thread about the thing this evening.
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Very cool. I'm jealous.

Those wheels look neat - like moon discs with ventilation holes.
Are they steel with big center caps, or???
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Very cool. I'm jealous.

Those wheels look neat - like moon discs with ventilation holes.
Are they steel with big center caps, or???
I think those are the OEM steelies with a center cap.

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Old 04-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Super jealous of your $200 MPG monster.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Super jealous of your $200 MPG monster.
Actually, over on the other forum he and I are both registered on, he traded a $200 Isuzu Rodeo axle for it. Still hard for me to believe how great a deal Tex got!


I was going to ask if you were going to throw it up on Ecomodder on XMS, but I thought you'd forgotten about Ecomodder, so I didnt ask.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I didn't forget, but when driving a '69 Chevy truck, fuel economy is out the door.

But I digress, the CRX:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-hf-13053.html

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