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Old 08-25-2010, 01:26 PM
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Interesting time test I did on fuel vs time used for my commute.

I started visiting a site on "hypermiling" which is the practices used to get better fuel economy. These practices go everywhere from simply filling up your tires more, to timing stop lights so you don't have to stop, to full on aerodynamic modifications. Anyway, these guys are very much like hotrodders, only instead of making the car fast, they make it more fuel efficent. It is darn interesting and the mods they make get pretty serious.

Anyway, if you want to read about an interesting test I did on my daily commute click here.

Brian

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:43 AM
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Good stuff. I have noticed that most of the people that jackrabbit away from the lights haven't gotten any further ahead at the next light when I roll up next to them. I hate to stop at stoplights so I do my best to try to time them.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:06 AM
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Oh without a doubt, I see people driving like a bat out a hell accelerating UP TO the stop light! LOLOL, I laugh, I laugh all the way into work watching them. And they go by with a blank look on their face STARING ahead of them like mindless robots. It is actually kinda sad.

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And those same people look at me like I'm stooopid whenever I do a power brake!
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...just like the guy in the $$$$BMW that got off the ferry about 10 cars behind me, passed those cars, me and 4-5 more all on a curvy and hilly Vermont road, over a double line - only to slam on his brakes at the first gas station so he could fill up. Never did see him again.

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gas miles

In my old chopped and channeled A coupe back in the fifties I ran 6 2s on a 265 hooked up to a high rear gear ,and 8x25 s with 50llbs of air.I sandpapered my bear foot and I kept the windows up all the time.Tom McCahill offered advice on fuel mileage but most of the time the harsh ride the bleeding foot on the moonpedal and my empty wallet told me to get some sense.This baby flew,and the need for 6 97s became unnecessary.It was jarring my fillings ,so I hung up the 6 2s and found a 327 4 bbl intake.Maybe it was a gc4.I cant recall.But it still flew and I could wear my shoes again.I had a warning for not wearing shoes once.Dad got a laugh out of that.I think most of us have had bad mileage but the way I drove I didnt think much about it unless I was broke and that was alot of the time.This is a good subject today and I am glad to hear about 16cent gas.Ha Ha.
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