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Old 12-28-2017, 02:10 AM   #121 (permalink)
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It's just Coroplast (corrugated plastic)... home made construction. You can get it at places like Home Depot or sign shops.

Same construction technique as the one I just stuck on my 2000 Metro: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post554848

No idea! I didn't get around to doing a speed vs. MPG graph for the car this summer. If I had to guess, I'd say around 35 mpg @ 65 mph with the mods that are currently on the car.
Cool man, thanks for that great info. I was driving my Lexus LS400 tonight and the car runs at 2200 RPM's at 65 MPH. It actually runs slightly over 2600 RPM's at 80 MPH. I am going to see what MPG this car gets running it at 65 MPH for a week straight with the cruise control on and drive like I normally do. Then I will try a week of hypermiling at 65 MPH to see what improvements can be made. I will report this back in a new Lexus LS400 post.

You might inspire me to coroplast this Lexus!

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Old 12-28-2017, 02:19 AM   #122 (permalink)
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I get 28mpg at 75 with the cruise control set and the A/C on if that helps anyone. Though mine is a 1.8l with a 4.1 diff instead of the 4.3 and a 1.6. I also have grippy tires that are much, much larger than stock tires, 205-50R15 Instead of 185-60R14. I cruise 3,647 at 75.
Yes, that helps since I always considered buying a Miata to daily drive.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:42 PM   #123 (permalink)
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You know spring is just around the corner...

... when you're pricing a water pump & timing belt kit for your summer turd-mobile.

The pump started leaking pretty spectacularly the week I put it away.

Crap! I just realized I have both a winter beater and a summer beater. That's not how that's supposed to work.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Yes, that helps since I always considered buying a Miata to daily drive.
I'll post an update once I get my 3.63 rear end installed and my car tuned for lean cruise on the highway. I'm expecting high 30's (provided I can stay out of boost lol) but we will see.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:29 PM   #125 (permalink)
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first 2018 start

First engine start of the year happened this week -- and it fired right up!

(I needed to move the car .... and couldn't just push it where it needed to go. I tried!)

I'm not planning to put the car on the road any time soon. Will do the water pump in June or July.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:41 PM   #126 (permalink)
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tonneau!

I saw my Miata-owning buddy this evening, first time this year. His car is out of storage and the top was down.

He's got a factory tonneau cover for me that he never uses. (I may have posted about this before?)

It's gotta help aero a tiny bit. I'll tuft test it of course to see if there's any attached flow.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:13 AM   #127 (permalink)
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If the tonneau cover is not solid, maybe you can raise the center behind the seat for a downward slope?
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:07 AM   #128 (permalink)
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It's not solid -- vinyl with clips etc. But it's a fairly tight fit when in place, going by memory of my aunt's Miata from back in the day.

I'll see what the wind looks like and go from there.

I predict it's generally going to be a turbulent hot mess. Possibly some organized flow on the outsides. We shall see. (I'm not actually planning to press the car into service for a couple more months.)
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I did some crude test the other day. I raised my hand all around to see where the air turbulence is and is not. I was surprised how high and far back I could reach before I hit the passing air flow. The sides came in near the seats. I have a 2003.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:40 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Ooh, good tidbit. That's what I figured.

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