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Old 08-25-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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Howdy all.

I'me a new group member in here.
Not new in the quest for mpg though and for many years (not so much recently) experimented with various ideas.
Some of my success are..
A '72 Fiat 128 with a 1100cc engine that made 100hp and gave 40mpg around town.
And a 72 KE20 Toyota Corolla that did 60mpg with standard power (maybe a little more but nothing note worthy).
This was in the pre-efi days and tuning done by gut feel and observation.
No dyno's , and nonoe of the diagnoistic magic machines that are available now.

I am sure that if I got serious about it now days that it could be interesting but the economy of my unaltered Suzuki Swift 1.0 is not demanding enough for some mod's - mind you I do miss the 120mph top speed that my Fiat had.

What limited my experiments from ataining more mpg was the fuel itself and this is where I would pay attention to and make my own brews.
Mechanically the cars can make great mpg , but its the fuel that is needing the change.

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std-hp 72 Toyota corola 60mpg
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Neat cars GregW. Where do you live? (I don't recall the Swift 1.0 being available in the U.S. market, which prompted the question.)

PS - welcome.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:55 AM   #3
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Hi MetroMPG

I'me Australian but currently living in Helsinki Finland.

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Old 08-25-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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Consider editing your signature to display your car stuff so you don't have to type it or cut&paste every time.

How'd you find the site?

Also, don't forget to fill out a garage and gaslog entry for your swift.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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What limited my experiments from ataining more mpg was the fuel itself and this is where I would pay attention to and make my own brews.
Mechanically the cars can make great mpg , but its the fuel that is needing the change.

gregW:-)

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std-hp 72 Toyota corola 60mpg[/QUOTE]

Hi, Greg!
Well! Someone else agrees with the mad engineer ("The gasoline quality is just not there, anymore!"). On this basis, I began dissecting the problem areas...to search out a cause for these effects! And...Eureka!...I found the gas (Popular Science magazine ran a cover story..."Bad Gas" ... 8,1988 I think;it's in my files) was lacking in quality from pre-Embargo days! Remember the Arab Oil Embargo? What a joke!
I can only imagine what Aussie / Finland gas is like! Comments? Ted Hart
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SVOboy - ?How'd you find the site??

I bookmarked it a couple of months ago from a link found on a Suzuki Swift clone site.
I can't recall what site that was tho.
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It's prolly something about darin, he's allover teamswift. Glad to have you here though. Mind if I use your little blurb on carbs on my website?
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Ted Hart - ?I found -"Bad Gas" was lacking in quality from pre-Embargo days!?

Hi Ted.

Sure the gas back then was a lot better but i'me talking going WAY back.

Back to the time of the first horseless carriages (i'me not that old ).
Back in those days car fuel was really ?gasoline? not ?petrol?.
It had a much lower evaporation temperature which was needed for the wick carburettors.
Applying modern construction techniques with this fuel would instantly double or triple economy figures.
The saying that petrol isnt as good as it was in previous times is not through accident or ?its just what it is?.

The fuel now days is managed very carefully by men in white coats and thick black rimmed glasses , they know exactly what they are doing.
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SVOboy ?Mind if I use your little blurb on carbs on my website??

Go for it.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:44 AM   #10
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