Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2010, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
tasdrouille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mirabel, QC
Posts: 1,672

The Guzzler - '08 Hyundai Elantra GL
90 day: 33.12 mpg (US)

Got Soul? - '11 Kia Soul 2U
Thanks: 35
Thanked 85 Times in 56 Posts
Modding point of views

I needed an I beam. So I find this guy in the classifieds selling just what I wanted, a 10 foot S5x10 beam. I get there and I am surprised to see a very clean example of a 92 metro in the driveway.

So while we get the beam I chat with the guy about his metro and he tells me he modified it. I get even more interested and mention I know a couple people who modify metros too. He then proceeds to tell me how it was originally a stick with the 1 liter engine, that he installed the sprint turbo bumpers and skirts, and swapped the drivetrain to the 1.3 with an auto trans.

After that, I explained the people I know do pretty much the opposite. I talked about the metro XFI and a few ecomods, but he really wasn't into that.

What's funny is that I'm sure he thought "why would someone do that" just as I did at some point or another during the conversation, but for totally different reasons.

__________________



www.HyperKilometreur.com - Quand chaque goutte compte...
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
A madman
 
brucey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WV
Posts: 1,012

Pequod - '17 Subaru Outback
90 day: 22.79 mpg (US)
Thanks: 70
Thanked 179 Times in 96 Posts
Send a message via AIM to brucey
MPG will always be more interesting to me than MPH.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Polymorphic Modder
 
SoobieOut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 307

2006 DaCivic Hybrid - '06 Honda Civic Hybrid
90 day: 45.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 188
Thanked 39 Times in 24 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by brucey View Post
MPG will always be more interesting to me than MPH.
I agree, after a dozen or so speeding tickets. I prefer to cruise by gas stations, and watch my Hybrid recharge the battery at each stop or coast down a hill.

In my younger years, I owned a 1977 Mercury Capri (the german version) . It had the 2.3L ford 4 cylinder pinto engine. After many modifications, ported heads, 4 BBL holley carb, and headers. It could go as fast as a 6 cylinder, but FE suffered. Car was unreliable as a daily driver.

Amazing how much calmer it is to drive a reliable, fuel efficent car and not have to look out for cops all the time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
NightKnight
 
NachtRitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 1,594

RippinRoo - '05 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT
Subaru
90 day: 21.16 mpg (US)

Helga - '00 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
TEAM VW AUDI Group
Diesel
90 day: 53.91 mpg (US)

Olga - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
90 day: 46.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 303
Thanked 311 Times in 186 Posts
Good points... I admit, I still get the panicky 'zing' whenever I see a cop, along with a quick look at the speedo... then realize I'm doing 5 - 10 under the limit... and that's after having driven much slower for about a year & a half... hard habit to break!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 10:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
...beats walking...
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: .
Posts: 6,190
Thanks: 179
Thanked 1,522 Times in 1,123 Posts
...anybody remember the old Q&A saying:

Q: What's the difference between an honest person and a thief?

A: The thief got caught...and convicted!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rerouting exhaust to a low pressure point ConnClark Aerodynamics 19 10-06-2012 02:24 PM
100,000 views! bennelson Success Stories 7 11-19-2010 11:50 AM
Stagnation point Piwoslaw Aerodynamics 24 03-31-2010 07:17 PM
At what point is it advantageous to shut the engine off while driving? Mazda_2.3 Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed 33 02-20-2009 01:55 AM
Hit a 3 point buck with a '94 Escort SW. TestDrive DIY / How-to 22 12-09-2008 01:38 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com