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Old 09-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I do get a kick out of hypermilling...

I used to own a 56 Studebaker witth a 3 speed with overdrive and guess what extra feature this OD Had??

Free wheeling..in one setting it would allow the car to free wheel, step off the gas and the transmission was disconnected and the engine would drop to idle, step on the gas and once the engine's RPMs caught up with the drive shafts speed it would lock up.

Until you lifted your foot again. In this setting you had no engine brakeing.

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:58 PM   #32 (permalink)
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My '53 flathead Ford Crown Victoria had a 3-spd "free-wheeling" OD transmission with electric solenoid engagement. I believe it was a dealer-installed unit, not factory OEM.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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A few years ago Top Gear from England did a driving challenge where the three hosts were sent into Europe to buy three cars and then drive them 740 miles on ONE TANK OF GAS!!!
Yes, and I can do that any month I decide to completely fill the tank of my Honda Insight. (The cheap stations have discounts for cash, and accept bills, so I only put in $20 at a time - currently about 2/3 of a tank.)

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Two of the cars were enco models rated at (Really) 75 MPG and 56 MPG and one Jag was rated at 35MPG. I believe all three were diesels.
You have to remember that an Imperial gallon is 25% more than a US gallon, so that'd be 60, 45, and 28 mpg in the US. In addition, those cars were probably lighter and more aerodynamic than what's available on the US market.

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Any way all three MADE the trip without running out of gas!!!
Lastly, you have to remember that Top Gear is an effing TV show. They do not report the truth, unless the truth is also (in their particular offbeat worldview) entertaining. If they think it's "entertaining" to film a Tesla running out of battery, then that's what they do, regardless of whether or not it did run out.
 
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:30 PM   #34 (permalink)
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NOW your the man I want to talk with.

A) What car??
The car in my signature.


Where can I get my computer reflashed for MPG??
I don't know. I am not very familiar with Phoenix, Arizona, or tuners for the M GM. If I wanted to do it, I would borrow a tuner, go to one of the local tune shops, or buy myself a tuner. Depends on what I wanted, and how much I want to spend
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:35 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Bet it was a Borg Warner OD they made two basic models back then.

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My '53 flathead Ford Crown Victoria had a 3-spd "free-wheeling" OD transmission with electric solenoid engagement. I believe it was a dealer-installed unit, not factory OEM.

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Yes, and I can do that any month I decide to completely fill the tank of my Honda Insight. (The cheap stations have discounts for cash, and accept bills, so I only put in $20 at a time - currently about 2/3 of a tank.)



You have to remember that an Imperial gallon is 25% more than a US gallon, so that'd be 60, 45, and 28 mpg in the US. In addition, those cars were probably lighter and more aerodynamic than what's available on the US market.



Lastly, you have to remember that Top Gear is an effing TV show. They do not report the truth, unless the truth is also (in their particular offbeat worldview) entertaining. If they think it's "entertaining" to film a Tesla running out of battery, then that's what they do, regardless of whether or not it did run out.
I did not see any cheating and the Tesla did have range problems...

And all the cars I know of would have trouble going any where over 400 to 500 miles on a tank.

I did do 400 in my 93 Chevy Van BUT it has a 36 Gal. Tank.

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OK..
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NOW your the man I want to talk with.

A) What car??
The car in my signature.

This car?? 2012 Mustang 3.7/M - '12 Ford Mustang 3.7

I take it is stock then.


Where can I get my computer reflashed for MPG??
I don't know. I am not very familiar with Phoenix, Arizona, or tuners for the M GM. If I wanted to do it, I would borrow a tuner, go to one of the local tune shops, or buy myself a tuner. Depends on what I wanted, and how much I want to spend.

Ok so your not getting that high mileage from a Tune.

I would consider mailing a ECU to a tuner...

Oh well still that is good for a stock car.

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I did not see any cheating and the Tesla did have range problems...

And all the cars I know of would have trouble going any where over 400 to 500 miles on a tank.

I did do 400 in my 93 Chevy Van BUT it has a 36 Gal. Tank.

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Have you ever seen a skateboarder land a trick? If yes, and it was on video it was an edit. Editing makes the cheating magically go away so you don't see it.
 
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"Imperial gallon is 25% more than a US gallon, so that'd be 60, 45, and 28 mpg in the US."

OK Well my Ford gets 30 MPG on a US Gal. and I am lucky if it will go 400 miles on its 19 Gal Tank.

OK Lets consider the article:

The Silver Bear Cafe

I don't see any cheating there.

And I still don't see any cheating on Top Gear...

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Just for comparison my car goes over 500 miles on a 10 US gallon tank.

 
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