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Old 02-23-2015, 04:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My civic's moon roof doesn't leak, but it made the car very HOT.

Clipping radiant barrier foil underneath the glass has made the car much cooler inside,
and putting a solar panel there would help even more.
That's actually a good idea...

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Old 02-23-2015, 06:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's exactly what I did on Turtle when I started using the camera for my rear view mirror.
My son might pull it out of there, but for now the sunscreen is permanently fixed to the rear glass

On Ron Burgundy I think I'll just cut sunscreen the exact size of the sunroof glass, and fix a suction cup to each corner and stick it on there every day.

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Yea don't do any ghetto mods to this car pls.
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Lol, c'mon Balto! I probably won't ghetto it up like Black Widow, but you know better than to think I'm not gonna mod this one up!

First up is creating my injector kill and the clutch and regen switch wiring. At the same time I need to get Daox to make me another shift knob, and incorporate the same three buttons from the first one. This was the handiest of all my mods on Turtle and a must-have on the new one.

After that, I'll deal with moving the solar panel off the hood and onto the back window (or maybe onto the sunscreen since I'll put on the sunroof every day with a snap plug connection?), and at that point I'll need a small hood scoop to cover up the hole under it. I'm thinking gloss black hood scoop, non-functional to match the rest of the maroon & black on the car. Not positive about that one yet.

I haven't thought it out past that, gonna take the modding slow and calculated this time
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Corvette has a glass panel in the hood to see the engine, you could do the same with Ron. Not looking at a blown V8 kinda kills the cool factor but I think a glass panel would look much better than a scoop. Maybe just leave the panel there and not functioning?? It's not that bad looking from the pics and doesn't stand out like crazy either.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Lol, c'mon Balto! I probably won't ghetto it up like Black Widow, but you know better than to think I'm not gonna mod this one up!

First up is creating my injector kill and the clutch and regen switch wiring. At the same time I need to get Daox to make me another shift knob, and incorporate the same three buttons from the first one. This was the handiest of all my mods on Turtle and a must-have on the new one.

After that, I'll deal with moving the solar panel off the hood and onto the back window (or maybe onto the sunscreen since I'll put on the sunroof every day with a snap plug connection?), and at that point I'll need a small hood scoop to cover up the hole under it. I'm thinking gloss black hood scoop, non-functional to match the rest of the maroon & black on the car. Not positive about that one yet.

I haven't thought it out past that, gonna take the modding slow and calculated this time
I didn't say mod, NOOB. I said ghetto :P. A kill/regen/clutch switch isn't ghetto, making underbelly panels out of yellow material from a farmer is xD.
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Haaaaa!

If anybody sees the yellow, it means that for some reason the car is upside down! I doubt that I'd care about anybody's remarks at that point, lol!
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WOW what a ecomodder champion! amazing!

How's black widow
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Gotta update here in a few mins.
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First tank is going well, a little over halfway through the tank and close to 70 mpg out of the box with no mods. If it warms up a little next week I'll go up over 70 mpg for sure.

Ordered a 3-button shifter for it from Daox, replaced the antenna with a stubby, replacing the cabin air filter today. Might run to Plant City and grab some more coroplast pallet liners to replace missing aero panels

Today I'm going to be working on three separate Insights. If both my sons bring theirs over at the same time I'll post some pics of the three of them together.

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