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Old 10-22-2006, 11:04 PM   #31
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my 86 jeep, it counts as a SUV no idea what kind of mileage it gets it doesn't have a calibrated speedometer and the gas gauge doesn't work. with detroit lockers and 5.38 gears and 35 inch tires it gets maybe 10-20 mpg depending on if I try and make it go over 45mph.

don't drive it much anymore because it usually only makes it about 5,000 miles before the engine blows. I have put 7 engines, 3 transmissions, 3 steering boxes, 2 rear diffs in it in the 5 years I tried using it as a daily driver. 30k miles total before it retired to occasional use. I also currently own a 78 Triumph spitfire, 80 Camaro, 1994 mustang, Manta Montage kit car, 2002 Camaro, 93 Metro, Cat D4 dozer, and 81 suzuki GN 400 bike. Gotta love a big garage.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:53 AM   #32
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It must get great MPG !!! , when it gets pulled along with that string I see coming from the front.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:05 AM   #33
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I have put 7 engines, 3 transmissions, 3 steering boxes, 2 rear diffs in it in the 5 years I tried using it as a daily driver.
Oh man, You play rough. I hope you get your engines cheap!

BTW, they might last longer if you put oil in them instead of mud (j/k).

So did the winch get you out of that hole? It kinda reminds me of the time a bunch of guys I know were fording a stream with an old military jeep. The water was running a little too fast and the jeep just rolled down the stream bed. When it stopped rolling, they just righted it and drove it away!
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:44 PM   #34
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in that picture we started out backing into that hole to get enough traction to pull the guy in front of us out of the hole he was stuck in. Since it pulled down on the front it stuck the transfer case skid plate down like 8 inches into the clay and got seriously stuck. Took us forever to get it free.

As far as engine life I figure it is an engine not known for reliability to start with AMC 150 4 cyl. add a 4 speed transmission with no overdrive and 5.38:1 gears. It turns 3200rpm at 55mph. Also those engines were not made to rev they were supposed to be driven at like 2500rpm or so normally. Stock was 2100 rpm at 55 I think. The engine in it now should last longer since I put a 5 speed transmission in last time I blew the trans. Either way I got tired of working on it so now I drive it maybe 250 miles a year mostly off road or using it for working around the house.

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well good news on reuters today
ford reported a huge loss this quarter


looks like they are looking to sell off the sub-companies
jaguar,rover and the big uk aston martin...
and buyout 50% of their detroit workers by 2007
ouch...yay
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #36
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well good news on reuters today
ford reported a huge loss this quarter


looks like they are looking to sell off the sub-companies
jaguar,rover and the big uk aston martin...
and buyout 50% of their detroit workers by 2007
ouch...yay
I like that they're getting rid of the luxury car segments, but I hope this doesn't cancel William McDonough's cradle to cradle factory in River Rouge, Michigan :

http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?sect...le&storyid=380
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4843708/
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/001387.html

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Old 10-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #37
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You should work for an automaker. They don't know how to get 180 mph with a simultaneous 35 or 60 or 150 mpg... but you do.
Actually, they do know how.

Put into a search engine "Opel Eco Speedster". 160 mph top speed, .20 drag coefficient, 15 square foot frontal area, 97 US mpg combined.

They just don't want to do it. In the 1990s, we could have had 80 mpg midsize cars like the "GM Precept", "Ford Prodigy", and the "Dodge Intrepid ESX2", all of which did 0-60 mph ~11 seconds and were roughly as large as a Ford Taurus. Most of the economy gain came not from their hybrid drive, but from their clean aerodynamics.

Another idea of mine is to build a dune buggy with an aero body similar to the modified Ford Model T metrompg posted. It would be open-wheeled, have a thin, tapered body, weigh < 1,500 pounds, and be fitted with a 300+ horsepower turbodiesel that runs on B100. No LRR tires for this beast, it would use studded or spiked tires for offroad capability. With a sufficiently aero body, it would get over 50 mpg on a smooth highway. Maybe much more. Give it a 30 gallon tank for some serious range.

Don't think this is possible?

From EV World.com:

http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?sect...e&storyid=1116



PHOTO CAPTION: Buried under the bullet-like hood of recreation of a classic 1941 Willy's pickup is a 6.5 liter, 350hp, twin-turbo diesel engine that runs on biodiesel fuel and gets an estimated 38 mpg. Photo courtesy of Institute of Ecolonomics and Ecosense Solutions.

The above truck has the aerodynamics of a brick and these also weighed over 3,000 pounds. Imagine what a dune buggy with half the weight and much better aero would return under similar driving conditions with that engine.

It would be a vulgar little thing...

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Now me on the other hand love small and very large cars. I have a soft spot for huge cars to be honest. Huge Chryslers and Ford products from the 60's with big blocks to be exact. I love those interstate sleds every bit as much as the smaller thrifty cars. I truly wish I had went ahead and purchased a Marauder when they were in production.
The Ford Cyclone is one of my favorites. You could fit like 15 dead hookers in that trunk!
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The Ford Cyclone is one of my favorites. You could fit like 15 dead hookers in that truck!
At any given time, I can never figure out what to do with more than 6 dead hookers .
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Dude, you just made me snort rum through my nose, and it burns!
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Dude, you just made me snort rum through my nose, and it burns!
Sorry to make you waste perfectly good rum that way.
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