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Old 05-16-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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New user here, Kitcar.

I host a video on demand show called "This Old Shack" where I teach people about alternative energy, saving energy and increasing their gas mileage. Imagine my surprise finding this site.

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Old 05-16-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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welcome to the site im gonna check out your show
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
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You forgot to put a link to your show

BTW got any kit cars?
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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Sorry. I don't like to put the link anywhere unless someone asks. It's pretty popular on its' own. Here's the link to my site. You can watch all the videos there, just hit the links, they're pretty obvious.

http://www.northernmichigansolar.com

Yes, I did have a kitcar at one time. I bought it new in 1978. The fastest time in the 1/4 was 10.3 or so, 0-100 was about 9 seconds. Mileage; 9 mpg at best. That car simply could not be beat on the street and good luck on the track. Ken Squires son (the CBS NASCAR announcer) raced one at Pike's Peak for several years. He won. A lot.

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http://www.kitcar.dynip.com/KitCar.htm

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Old 05-16-2007, 04:28 PM   #5
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heh I have an old '78 Volare wagon sitting in my back yard. I thought about using it's front suspension in my kit car but ended up finding a Pinto to use instead.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #6
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New user here,

I looked at the MetroXfi.com website and noticed an oil pan modification to reduce "windage". I will be rebuiling my Xfi engine soon and had bought a crank scrapper at http://www.crank-scrapers.com a while back ago.
I am curious why you did not install both the crank scrapper and the windage tray since crank-scrapers.com sells both. Have you noticed much improvement with this change?
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I did put both of them on there It is a pretty easy job installing the crank scraper as long as you have a grinder and lots of patience.
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Here's a partial video. A finished product usually takes 3 weeks or so and would be about 20 minutes long. This one is quick and dirty (6 minutes, 73 megs) and isn't for public release but feel free to share it with your friends. Enjoy. I've been doing this aero crap for a few years now and with the pump prices going up, up, up I guess it's time to get this stuff into the public eye. The final version will be a full episode of This Old Shack on Associated Content where all the episodes appear.

I'm also thinking that I might want to collect photos of other vehicles and a short story about each one for the full episode, so if you have one PM me so we can get you your 15 minutes of fame.

This video shows the front air dam, side skirt construction, some details about the grill inserts and the new grill blockers. The full show will also have the cone air filter, lubrication choices, high pressure redirection and mileage details from stock to current (19.5 to start to 22.5 without these mods). I have to split my time between this and attempting to revive a AGM deep cycle for the battery bank for the next episode. Being a media mogul is hard work. AND I'm getting ready to shoot the upcoming solar panel episode.

Now I have to decide if I want to take the gasoline to drive on the highway to test this setup. I need more beer to make the decision.

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This Old Shack: gas mileage edition
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