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Old 05-01-2009, 11:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I think I might come - I figure if I leave at 3, I can still be home by 5, and get some work done. I just have to leave at like 6AM to make it there though.

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Old 05-01-2009, 11:36 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Sweet! See you there. I'm prepping the car right now.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:43 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Everyone coming, feel free to give me a call at 609 784 2910

I'll be there at about 6 or 6:30
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:15 AM   #44 (permalink)
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We're all here at the Glen Motor Inn Motel getting ready for the big show tomorrow. Exciting business. Will try to keep things updated. I just fashioned a mini-deck lid thing I will try to slap onto the car tomorrow before race time.

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Old 05-02-2009, 12:34 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Butterflies before the big game tomorrow?
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I re-taped my packing tape grille block earlier today...that's about as much as I can do. I'll see you guys tomorrow morning!
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Sweet, look forward to seeing you
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:39 AM   #48 (permalink)
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These updates are great! So what cars comprise the Team Ecomodder squad this morning?

From this thread it looks like:

1. MetroMPG's Metro

2. SVOboy's '91 CRX DX

3. McTimson's '93 Toyota Tercel

4. Wonderboy's Civic

Any others?


.....and is it raining out there?
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:06 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Well that was fun.

Nutshell: EM represented nicely!

In a way it was kind of like an elementary school race, because they made a "modified" division (twinned with each of the mpg classes) so ecomodders weren't competing directly against unmodified cars. On the other hand, we punched out some really decent numbers in the competition - top of the fleet.

(Wonderboy would like to emphasize that his EPA rating had him competing against Ben's modified lean burn monster, so, well, it was all tears after that.)



Left to right: McTimson's Tercel, SVOboy's CRX, MetroMPG's Firefly, Wonderboy's Civic



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Fill numbers:
  • 88.5 - Ben;
  • 57.2 - Will;
  • 53.1 - Tim (correct me if I'm wrong on that one);
  • 99.7 - Darin
Course was 77-79 miles around Seneca Lake where you had to keep within 10% of the speed limit to finish within the alloted time - plenty of 55 mph, some 45 & some city sections, including stops & lights.

At the end, there was of course discussion about the accuracy of the very small fills (SG numbers were lower for everyone I talked to, not counting Prius drivers) - thinking we might have been seeing the effects of fuel expansion during the drive (morning top up after a cool overnight, fuel heating up during the drive, then another top up).

We also met up with Bryn, who showed up to take in the exhibition in the afternoon. There was a good amount of interesting stuff to look at. And the weather was pretty much ideal.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:13 PM   #50 (permalink)
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That's great work guys...way to go! Keep the updates coming...I'd like to see as many pics as you can post and would like to hear about interactions with other drivers and any interesting mods you are seeing there. Congrats!

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