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Old 08-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Did you finish your belly pan Ken? Are there any new updated pics to add to your album?

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No recent activity. Healing has taken quite a bit of my available energy, but I am finding more and more as time goes by. The belly pan will be getting improved over the next few weeks, and the beginnings of the tail treatment should be started after that. The belly pan, and sealing it up before winter, are the priority for now.

I'm thinking that my recently cleaned and 260,000 plus mile injectors are allowing fuel to be pulled through on engine braking, and giving me inaccurate MPGuino readings. By actual MPGuino readings, I should be getting mid 60s pretty consistently.

"A-Game" will be brought.
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"A-Game" will be brought.
I like the sound of that! I now plan to bring my lightweight '91 Sentra which has over 250-k on it. The engine's good and loose.

I've used choroplast in a unique way on this car- for the hood! I decided my stock 39 lb. [with hinges] hood had to go. Spending $600 on a carbon fiber hood to save less than 20 lbs. makes no $ense to me at all. So I made what might be the lightest Sentra hood on the planet. How about a featherweight 3.5 lbs. and with just $30 worth of material?




I simply traced the stock hood and cut it out with shears. It's flimsy of course, so I went to Home Depot and bought some 8' lengths of thin aluminum angle. I squeezed the angle down around the edges and pop riveted them on. I stiffened it further by radiusing and running some thin aluminum "U" channel across the center and pop riveted it in place. Here is the result:



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Looks good, Mike. Can't wait to compare notes after the run. Haven't received the route email, yet. Hopefully the hills will be kind.
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I sent you the route Ken. Interestingly, in the past four A.M.E.C. events we have found that hills actually help mpg's. I picked a flatter route for Economy Run IV and the top cars all lost about 9 mpg's.

Here are the two previous courses' elevation charts:

Economy Runs I,II, and III:


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Updated registration list for the Tri-State Fuel Economy Run:

Gas Cars:

1. Ron Kienhuis, 2001 Subaru Forester - Long Island, NY

2. Gabrielle Isenbrand, 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol S - Esperance, NY

3. Ken Snowman, 1990 VW Jetta [gas] - Springfield, VT.

4. Mike Kamm, 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R - Averill Park, NY

5. Jason Root, 1993 Civic VX - Amherst, MA

6. Ernie Yue, 2001 Ford Focus - Mechanicville, NY

7. Jake Mangini, 2008 Suzuki SX4

8. Caleb Pocock, 2009 Honda Civic Si

Diesel/Hybrid:

1. Jonathan Bartlett, 2005 VW Jetta TDI diesel - Sterling, MA

2. Louise Kodela, 2000 Honda Insight - Williamstown, MA

3. Al Walker, [Hobbit], 2004 Toyota Prius - Boston, MA

Trucks:

1. Carter Willey, 1980 Iveco Zeta 100 [diesel] - Esperance, NY

2. William Lum, 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 [diesel]

Motorcycles under 700cc:

1. Steve Mauk, 2011 BMW G650-GS - Williamstown, MA

2. Bob Zeliff, 2010 BMW F650 twin - Bridport, VT

3. Bruce Lemeiux, 2009 BMW F650GS - Pownal, VT

4. Doug Morrisson, 1964 BMW R27 - Chester, VT

5. Joe Warner, 2010 BMW G450X - Danvers, MA

6. Andrew Phillips, 2010 BMW G450X - Dofftown, NH

7. Rebecca Cooke, 2010 BMW F800ST - South Hampton, MA

8. Diane Wiley, 2008 BMW G650X Country - Valley Falls, NY

9. Zac Wiley, 2010 BMW G450X - Brookfield, CT

10. David Dardaris, 2007 BMW F650GS - Ballston Spa, NY

11. Jeff Parker, BMW R50/2 - Gayordsville, CT

Motorcycles over 700cc:

1. Jeff Frisch, 2011 BMW 1600 GTL - Troy, NY

2. Tim Lukowski, 2011 BMW S1000RR - Cohoes, NY

3. Brian Becomb, 2010 BMW S1000RR - Pownal, VT

4. Max Schling, 2011 BMW F800ST - Rensselaer, NY

5. Steve Remslow, 2012 Harley Davidson, Street Glide -East Greenbush, NY

6. Rick Butterfield, 2010 BMW R1200GSA - East Greenbush, NY

7. George Yonnone, 1992 BMW K100RS - West Stockbridge, MA

Some of the guys are bringing powerful bikes to see what they are capable of in economy driving mode. The S1000RR is currently the most powerful production street motorcycle at 193 h.p. I'll bet it can still get 50 mpg.
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I might be able to make it after all. Our camping trip that was semi-planned for that weekend may be postponed for some future date.
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I might be able to make it after all. Our camping trip that was semi-planned for that weekend may be postponed for some future date.
That would be great. What car would you be using?
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I recycled most of the choroplast belly pan from my B210 onto the Sentra. It's always more work than you think to mount something like that. I wish there was a quick and dirty way to fabricate a temporary boat tail just for the weekend.......
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Updates on the event. Some of the roads that Steve had planned for the 94 mile route were washed away by Irene. So he went back out and re-designed the course this weekend. I asked him to add a few more miles if possible and he delivered. He said today that the updated course measurses out at 105 miles.


Also, the name of the restaraunt we will have lunch and awards at was announced today. it will be at the Freight Yard Restaurant & Pub located at 1 Furnace St. #3, North Adams, MA 01247


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