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Old 10-06-2008, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just signed up, though I've read almost all of the articles on the homeage, as well as the aerocivic and AndrewJ threads.

I've got a lot of ideas I want to try out. Mostly ways to improve the efficiency of a standard ICE vehicle, though I have some thoughts of doing a hybrid conversion in the future.

I am more interested in hydraulic hybrid than electric. It's hard to find any info on the subject though, so it may not be feasable.

I am not super interested in fully electric car conversions.

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Old 10-07-2008, 12:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm in Sonoma County, about 50 minutes north of SF.

I have a 94 Toyota Celica liftback, and a 94 Chrysler Town & Country.

Would like to go hydraulic hybrid with the Van, maybe the car too.

Will be trying to do aero mods first.

Will definitely be doing grill blocking and rear wheel skirts for long trips.

might try to make a partial kammback tail for the van for long distance trips.

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