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Old 09-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A Re-Introduction...

Hey everyone!

So a little reintroduction. I originally started posting here a couple months ago as AmIDoinItRite. I had a '99 GMC Yukon, 5.7L that got, at best, 13mpg. In the short time that I had it between signing up here and selling it, I was able to boost my mpg up to about 14.5 or 15 mpg. I really started getting into the hang of things, but wound up selling the truck before I had finished the tank, and there's no way I was going to buy 30 gallons of fuel just to calculate my mileage - I'm not that hardcore :-P (or rich...)

The car I own now is a 1996 Impala SS. I'd love to track the MPG on it but right now I can't - the digital odometer is not lighting up due to a factory defect in all Impalas of that year. I do know that, thanks to a ridiculously short differential gear, it gets amazing highway mileage - somewhere on the order of 30 mpg. Not bad for a 12 year old 5.7 Litre V8.

I live in the Orlando area, and have been working on cars since before I even had a license. I'm in college for mechanical engineering, and ideally when I graduate I'd like to open my own business building and modifying cars. Aside from performance and functional (industry-specific commercial applications) modifications, I'd also like to get into modifying cars for maximum efficiency. Whether it's aero-mods, engine tuning, or even swapping a more fuel efficient engine into a less-than-efficient or older car. So if anyone in the area needs some work like this done, contact me! I'll do it for cheap because for right now, I'm just trying to get my name out there.

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Old 09-21-2008, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome back, DKaine! I'm looking forward to the numbers you get out of the SS.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome back. Swap a 6 spd in that SS?
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome back. Swap a 6 spd in that SS?
Soon/Eventually. I have a Nissan that I've been building, so most of my penny jar is going to that. Eventually I do want to put the Corvette 6 speed in, as well as the Aluminium Corvette LT1 heads... and a supercharger...

Yeah, I have a problem... :-\

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