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Old 10-22-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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building a 100 MPG Microcar

you might be interested in my website moonbeamplans.com It gives you lots of details on how to build a high-mileage very small car if you have the time and inclination.
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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Sweet! Looks like a smaller version of an autorickshaw.

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Old 10-22-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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100mpg isnt too hard with a purpose built vehicle , and this one shows that its doent have to be entirely impractical to use either.
My favorite of all the microcars is the HMV Freeway and ime debating about making a revised version myself with much more modern mechanicals.(either that or a small speedboat).

The HMV Freeway made production in limited amounts in the early 80's , but it was plagued with setbacks rite fromt the start.

Its story .. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/hmvfreeway/1975.htm

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Available in 1 or 2 seater in-line formats it was powered by nothing much more than a 15hp lawnmower quality engine , I think similar to what my Bobcat tractor has.
It had a simple tube frame , fiberglass body , and the rest is how you see it.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:51 AM   #4
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Hi theclencher

Yeah , and they dont cost a lot either , 2 grand will get a good one , probably the cheapest microcar you can get because it isnt vintage.

You should get one if you can ,, a neat toy to play with.

I would buy one immediately if I could.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:43 AM   #5
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I think it would be easy to build a superior vehicle from scratch.
I think that "easy" is a relative term. It might be "easy" to conceptualize the vehicle, or to make a checklist of everything it needs, but actually building it will be anything but easy.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:47 AM   #6
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I think it would be easy to build a superior vehicle from scratch.
For me YES , but the advantage of getting a microcar already one is that it has had or does have registration.
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check with your local DMV for what qualifies as a "hobeist" vehicle, in wisconsin it's a vehicle that is over 20 years old that has been modified past it's manufactured spesifications, been checked by local law enforcment for safty reasons, they then give you a license plate for it that costs 2.5 times the normal amount but never expires, and is perfectly leagle to operate on any public roads, it's title is relabled to note that it's a hobiest vehicle, and I belive it retains the base vehicles VIN.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:37 AM   #8
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Unfortunately I have only lived in countries where the authorities frown on modified or custom made vehicles.

I wish I was pro-active , a revolutionary , an anarchist forcing change to the opressive regimes we all must live under.- but in reality , Ime a pussy.
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I wish I was pro-active , a revolutionary , an anarchist forcing change to the opressive regimes we all must live under.- but in reality , Ime a pussy.
It isn't that glamorous. In fact, it really sucks getting teargassed at a peaceful protest. I haven't been to any violent ones (yet), but I imagine that it gets even more painful then. I remember being at the G8 in Georgia in (I think) 2004 and there being pigs everywhere in riot gear ready to kick the **** out of anyone they didn't like even though there were only a few dozen people at the protest. We wouldn't have stood a chance it we tried to stick it to the non-elected authority figures. One person was maced for no reason and dragged off (I guess as an example).
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It isn't that glamorous. -One person was maced for no reason and dragged off (I guess as an example).
You should move to the¨land of the free¨where you can excersize your constitution rite of free speach - ..Oh - Your already there ,,Too bad.
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