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Old 06-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #41
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05/30/2008 500.6miles 12.38 gallons $3.859 40.43mpg
Here is my personal best, first time over 40 mpg too. Looking forward to topping that soon.

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Old 06-02-2008, 04:25 PM   #42
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new record here as well, 43.61.

haven't had the car very long tho. hopefully this will be broken many times to come!
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:13 PM   #43
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I'm feeling good about Green's last two tanks 21.66 mpg and 21.56 mpg. May not look like a lot, but it has all the aerodynamics of a brick, weighs 4100 lbs empty, and is hitting 35% above EPA without me going to extremes for hypermiling.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:39 AM   #44
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That's very good, catching up to Marvin, with 500lb weight penalty, more frontal area, and 1.3L more mouth to feed.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:14 AM   #45
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Thanks, I'm trying. Think I'll be hard pressed to get my mid-size van to match your mini-van numbers though.

Thus far I haven't made any changes to Green to improve mileage, aside from a SGII to help my driving. Been trying to figure out a way to create a light weight boat tail to plug into my hitch receiver. Wonder how well insulation sheeting would hold up....
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Been trying to figure out a way to create a light weight boat tail to plug into my hitch receiver.


Oh, wait, you said boat tail....right...
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #47
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Truncated boat tail, only going out about 2 feet. Big Dave did the math when I was discussing aero mods for Grumpy and a full boat tail would be 72-80 inches long. At 2 feet it would be an estimated 54% wake reduction.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:46 AM   #48
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"Noodle boards" flat pool noodles... stick 'em edge on, in a box around the tailgate about 4-6 inches in from the edge.
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Oh, wait, you said boat tail....right...
The propeller didn't show up using my home internet connection.

Funny thing is, I sometimes daydream about making an amphibious Astro.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:19 PM   #50
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NASA boattailed a van.

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