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GasSavers_landon 11-06-2007 07:01 PM

New here
 
Hello, my name is Landon. I live in Kansas City, MO and found this site after seeing lovemysan's skirted Saturn in the Culver's parking lot a few weeks ago. I drive a 1997 Ford Escort and never got very worried about mileage unless it dipped below 30 mpg. My hard driving has put me in danger of losing my license and I needed a new challenge to spice up my commute. The prospect of saving money doesn't hurt either. I've drained two tanks since installing my ScangaugII and my disc wheel covers should be here tomorrow. I've already seen great gains and hope to improve. I like the spirit here and hope I'll add to the community.

SVOboy 11-06-2007 07:05 PM

That's so cool that you saw his car. You, he, and rick should get together.

:thumbup:

Welcome!

MetroMPG 11-06-2007 07:09 PM

Welcome, welcome.

I agree - that's one of the coolest intro anecdotes so far. Way to go, lovemysan!

Great way to approach ecomodding & hypermiling: as a challenge to spice up your commute. And the fact you've already got your SG suggests you're going to go deep. You're going to have fun.

lovemysan 11-06-2007 07:49 PM

Swweeettt!


Nice! and welcome aboard.

I'll be here next sunday.
https://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5560

GasSavers_TomO 11-06-2007 07:51 PM

Awesome way to make it here, Landon. Congrats on getting the SGII already, as well.

It's great to see that your coming 'round to the other side of owning an automobile. Hopefully even more people will be inspired to learn the ways of the ecomodder and hypermiling too.

Good start with the ecomodding as well, with the smooth hubcaps. Is your car lowered at all or do you have plans on lowering it?

rh77 11-06-2007 08:09 PM

Welcome Landon :thumbup: I'm in the KCMO region as well (Lee's Summit).

I'm going to try and make it to the meet on Sunday. It sounds like a good time.

BTW, I love those Culvers ButterBurgers!

RH77 / Rick

cfg83 11-06-2007 08:15 PM

landon -

Welcome to GS! Great story and great MPG start for your Escort! Woo Hoo!

CarloSW2

GasSavers_landon 11-07-2007 04:39 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'd like to come to that EV meet sometime. I live less than a mile from the library. I'll be out of town this weekend.
I got my disc wheel covers today, cruised for election signs(no luck, just cheap paper) on the way home and conducted a successful experiment on how to heat my car without using the blower. It's a grand adventure :)
And yes, my car is 1-1.5" lower than stock.
Be ready for questions when I get done reading the aero section.

1993CivicVX 11-07-2007 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landon (Post 80490)
Hello, my name is Landon. I live in Kansas City, MO and found this site after seeing lovemysan's skirted Saturn in the Culver's parking lot a few weeks ago. I drive a 1997 Ford Escort and never got very worried about mileage unless it dipped below 30 mpg. My hard driving has put me in danger of losing my license and I needed a new challenge to spice up my commute. The prospect of saving money doesn't hurt either. I've drained two tanks since installing my ScangaugII and my disc wheel covers should be here tomorrow. I've already seen great gains and hope to improve. I like the spirit here and hope I'll add to the community.

Hah! I like the way you've approached changing your ways. I can definitely relate. :D Welcome. And as I always say (okay, only once) for best FE, swap your engine out for a D15z1 (the ones in the Honda Civic VX)

lovemysan 11-07-2007 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 1993CivicVX (Post 80758)
Hah! I like the way you've approached changing your ways. I can definitely relate. :D Welcome. And as I always say (okay, only once) for best FE, swap your engine out for a D15z1 (the ones in the Honda Civic VX)



Too late! I already said it. See sig :D


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