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Old 01-08-2020, 05:40 PM   #2321 (permalink)
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:28 PM   #2322 (permalink)
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You know you're an ecomodder if.... this doesn't happen to you:


Just A Car Guy: Ask yourself, if you really need 1000 horsepower (well, yeah, we all do) does the rest of your car have 1000 Hp withstanding ability? Or, is it about a 500 Hp car, and you better upgrade some bolts and brackets?
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:57 AM   #2323 (permalink)
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Well he SORT OF did some ecomodding by keeping that car in the carage for a while after this
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:32 PM   #2324 (permalink)
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:37 PM   #2325 (permalink)
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It was an old clunker - very old, very clunk; it was in the slow lane; it rapidly shed some junk from the trunk and that modification certainly made it a lot more eco-friendly.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:42 AM   #2326 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you see this old picture from the YKYAEM thread and love its apparent build quality so much you wanna see what has happened to it, so you click, and you get a dead link, and so you post on the YKYAEM thread... anyone know what has become of this amazing car that I think Neil Blanchard originally posted on EM?

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The answer may be in here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dave+cloud+dolphin, possibly buried in comments.

Let us know what you find. The news section stories are nine years old.
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YKYAEM when you see this old picture from the YKYAEM thread and love its apparent build quality so much you wanna see what has happened to it, so you click, and you get a dead link, and so you post on the YKYAEM thread... anyone know what has become of this amazing car that I think Neil Blanchard originally posted on EM?

While I rarely go to any F-book site I think I found the answer to your question. And happily found out about the Historic Electric Vehicle Museum.

https://www.facebook.com/HEVForg/pos...3054607265279/

When I went to the link it was public access. Hope it stays that way.
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Facebook is the second most evil high tech company according to Slate*, but DDG points to a few reputable sources:
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Dec 27, 2018In addition to the Petersen transfer, the HEVF has also recently received a multi-vehicle donation from Kent Bakke, which included Dave Cloud's Dolphin; two electric land-speed racers that Robert Nimcocks built; and a collection of seven EVs from Michael Longley. For more information about the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation, visit HEVF.org.

Dave Cloud's 214 MPG Geo Metro (aka The Dolphin) | TreeHugger
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Mar 16, 2011Dave Cloud's 214 MPG Geo Metro (aka The Dolphin) ... into more city oriented electric vehicles, as he has a long history in electric car conversions. ... interviews with Dave Cloud. More Electric ...

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