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Old 06-29-2020, 09:39 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Here are some photos of my camper. Took me a bit to find them. As you can see, we get around. When one gets 46mpg while towing it makes travel affordable.

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Old 07-06-2020, 05:02 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Oldsmobile Acheiva. My folks had a 1994 Acheiva that had the SOHC 4 cylinder. It could get 40 MPG on the highway and was very good in town. My sister loved it for pizza delivery when it was given to her*.

For 1995 GM discontinued the SOCH "QUAD OHC" 4 cylinder. The former "hot" "QUAD FOUR" DOHC got demoted to merely "TWIN CAM" as the base engine with the V6 as the only upgrade. Of course average MPG for the model went down.

As an alternate to the Acheiva, a 1987 or 1988 Cadillac Cimarron, with the D'Oro Package.

*My sister the "truck magnet". Except for her first two cars, every vehicle she has owned has at some point been run into by somebody driving some variety of truck, not paying attention. The Acheiva had been clipped across the left front by an idiot in a truck, making an illegal right turn from a left turn lane. Then dad and I put new brake pads and rotors on the front and a new water pump. A week later a kamikaze deer jumped out in front of her. Yup, when behind the wheel of a vehicle my sister also attracts suicidal wildlife, one of which obliterated itself on her second car. The cats got to eat Mustang pulverized pheasant that evening.
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As an alternate to the Acheiva, a 1987 or 1988 Cadillac Cimarron, with the D'Oro Package.
I guess the Cimarron might be quite hard to find nowadays. But it gets me thinking about the Brazilian Chevrolet Monza which resorts to the same platform.





Well, since the first Toyota engine was a copy of the Chevrolet Stovebolt Six, fitting a Prius drivetrain to a GM product would be an interesting payback to say the least
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:18 AM   #194 (permalink)
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I've wanted to take a Cavalier coupe and a Cavalier convertible and swap Cimarron front ends, tail lights, interior, drivetrain etc to them. Why? Because GM never made a coupe or convertible Cimarron like they should have.

Prius swapped Cavarronus convertible!

But I'd have to use a 1986 or earlier Cavalier because all J platform models except the Cimarron went to the new design for 1987.

What was especially nuts about the J platform (and several other 80's and 90's GM shared plaftorms) was that many mechanical and electrical components doing exactly the same job were brand specific. Didn't matter that both the Cavalier Z-24 hatchback and Cimarron both used the same 2.8L V6 with three speed automatic, most of the rest of the stuff under the hood was very different.

When my Cimarron's radiator sprung a leak, I took the radiator to a shop to have a tank replaced, which few shops do anymore on aluminum rads with plastic tanks. They said it'd be a few days to get the new tank. It was ready the next day! How that happened was ten years before, someone had brought in a Cavalier Z-24 and by mistake the shop ordered a tank for a Cimarron with V6 and it had sat on a shelf all those years. No reason whatsoever for those two vehicles to use different radiator tanks yet they did.

Such stupid, pointless, waste of time, money, and effort to NOT use as many common parts as possible where the vast majority of owners will never know nor care about them.
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GM never made a coupe or convertible Cimarron like they should have.
Considering the "personal luxury" approach, and since such comparatively small cars wouldn't be meant to be chauffered, both a coupé or a convertible would make more sense.


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Such stupid, pointless, waste of time, money, and effort to NOT use as many common parts as possible where the vast majority of owners will never know nor care about them.
Plus it increased development costs for nothing...
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Part of the reason i bought my Prius is to get familiar with the drive train for an eventual swap into my 1986 Mitsubishi L300 4x4, the whole assembly would fit fairly easily into the engine bay but i havnt figured out yet how to connect a transverse differential and axles onto a longitudinal gearbox/transfer case so that i can keep the hi/low range 4x4 and factory diffs/axles/driveshafts.

It might be best to chop off the prius diff all together and connect the output shaft of the prius transmission directly to the input shaft of the L300 gearbox, then i would not only have the prius CVT but also 5 L300 speeds AND high/low 4x4 (overkill? of course!)

Of course being a van i could also fit at least 3 or 4 of the prius batteries for more EV range, and buttloads of solar on the roof to keep the 12v system (ad maybe HV too?) charged while camping and overlanding, taking the load off the prius DC/DC converter
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Answering the original question . . .

I've always dreamed of Jack McCornack's Lotus stuffed with Prius goodies.
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It might be best to chop off the prius diff all together and connect the output shaft of the prius transmission directly to the input shaft of the L300 gearbox, then i would not only have the prius CVT but also 5 L300 speeds AND high/low 4x4 (overkill? of course!)
Maybe if you were going to eliminate the Prius differential, could connect the transmission output shaft directly to the transfer case. By the way have you ever considered fitting the entire setup of a Rav4 with the e-AWD system? Besides the engine being closer in displacement to the stock one of the van, being able to eliminate a driveshaft might increase even more the available space for a larger amount of batteries.
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I've always dreamed of Jack McCornack's Lotus stuffed with Prius goodies.
Toyota Alessandro Volta


https://www.allcarindex.com/concept/...ssandro-volta/

It used the Highlander HSD, with a v-6. The same principle (swap front to rear) could be applied to any hot hatchback. Or a Beetle!

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