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Old 06-22-2020, 01:21 AM   #81 (permalink)
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The Rambler Super Six was the midgrade model of the six cylinder full sized cars that year. The American was the compact and the Ambassador was the luxury V-8 car. They made the Super six in a wagon and a four door, this is a four door automatic car. Most of the six cylinder cars I see around here are three on the tree and some are overdrives. Pretty basic car, generator no power anything. My wife thinks itís the ugliest car she has seen in a long time. Lucky for me it is for her friend not ours.

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Old 06-22-2020, 10:22 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Nice.


My latest vehicular project: I jury-rigged a milk crate front basket onto my beater bicycle.
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:53 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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I dunno... a 1960 Rambler Super six looks pretty sweet to me.
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/art...-rambler-super
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:10 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Don't get me wrong: I like it.



I just don't think it's pretty.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:51 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Off to the torque converter shop this morning. And yes that is the same car, the one I have is brown with a pink glitter roof. Luckily I am only doing the mechanical work not the finish body work. The interior is done in black and red so it is a real mess. But it is all there with minimal rust, very cool old car.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:00 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
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I filed & sanded the worst of the rust off the outer edges of the front brake rotors on my new-to-me Mirage. After sitting outside for 11 months at the dealership, I was expecting to have to replace the rotors, but they're not that bad (now).
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:41 PM   #87 (permalink)
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I Llike the Mirage. Needs bigger rims. They could look cool. Also, a 1.2L engine. Gimme!

I repaired drooping weather stripping on a back passenger door of my daughter's car, and I went and got my jig saw! Sweet.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:08 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Today, I let the car in the garage, as a true hypermiler
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:35 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Yesterday I finally got around to removing the very damp inside left Prius headlight, after various days of rain delays and the car needing to be used often.

Removed the two rubber vent caps, top and bottom, washed the foam plugs in them, drained what looked like 1/4 cup or more water out, then parked it in my dehydrator I use for post curing resin castings.

Couldn't put the door on with the headlight in so I left the temp at 145F and let it blow on it for several hours. It's 4:33 AM Mountain time so later today I'll pop the vent caps back on, reinstall the light and see if it gathers moisture inside again.

Same treatment I had to do to the left headlight on my 1997 Taurus to stop it continually collecting moisture rapidly, to the point of having about 1/2" deep sloshing around. Just leaving it out in bright direct sunlight all day with the bulbs out wouldn't get it DRY enough.
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Old 06-24-2020, 01:06 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Nice! I shop these now and again. I am going to make my Civic the winter car when I move up to NY, and when it disintegrates, a Mirage is a likely candidate for road salt duty.

Make sure to have it "rust-proofed" if you do. They're made of thin metal, and extremely thin paint. They start rusting earlier than any other car I've owned.

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