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Old 05-29-2014, 08:00 PM   #36
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Thank you. No matter how good of video or images I take, it really could be a hoax. That's why I was so excited for the event. Not only did I beat my old record, I have actual proof. No bs, a monitored and official SCCA event. The only thing is, there isn't more I can do without messing with the looks :/

In slow progress is rear wheel skirts and for the event I am going to extend the rear end so the flow above and below can cleanly reattach- two small low pressure zones rather than one giant one. And next year, I should easily break 50. My mistakes were A following the speed limits (had to engine brake to lose speed) and B after the mandatory pit stop I ripped through first and spun the tires in second lol. As the rally coordinator was doing an interview in the pit crew area lol

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Old 05-29-2014, 10:21 PM   #37
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Darn those overpowered beasts getting good gas mileage!

I don't know why it'd be a hoax, who brags about gas mileage in a sports car? However, I think I'm the only stock person that has demonstrated two 1200 mile round trips hitting 31~ mpg. I've got the manual too, which they say is only good for 29!
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A lot of people thought I was full of crap back when I was approaching 40 mpg. And there is a guy who made some "invention" and claims 110 mpg, but he is selling a product. Yea, not many people buy a Mustang for fuel economy lol. I'd rather cruise in a Mustang than race in a prius.

Mine is the standard, the auto isn't very easy to control, and weighs more. Don't you have an air outlet on the hood? Although you may lose some heat from the engine, you have a good gain from the upper grille exhausting the air above the car, rather than it being like a regular parachute (engine bay).

I never did trips like that stock, I imagine you plasti dip your front end to peel off the bugs, then. My pony emblem is getting a bit rough from the bug damage. Would love to compare radiators with a similar car.

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I have to say after putting a couple thousand miles on my car I am shocked that I am getting 33-35 MPG's on the highway between 70-80. Makes me glad I choose the V6 over the GT as a big reason for getting the V6 over the GT was due to a lot of highway driving for work. I remember in my 4 banger eclipse the best I would get is 31-32. These really are amazing cars, although Fords computer that calculates the MPG's always seem to be 1-2 MPG's under what I am actually getting.
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Hi Ultarc

You amaze me with your patients. I have been following your MPG effort for a very long time and happy your still at it.
I do think if you put a scoop with the opening facing the windshield on your Mustang it would really help with airflow. It was an old drag racing feature but I'll bet it would be good for your MPG too.
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Yeah I've got the GT500 heat extractor. It sits right behind the radiator. I never thought about it helping with air pressure in the engine bay, but it makes sense.
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Thank you, I don't have the talent to do it right without screwing it up. And the concept of my grille blocks is to stop air from getting into my parachute (engine bay), while you are doing one better by guiding it out while looking good. It does help with down force, but down force is better created under the car or by pushing more air down than just moving it like that. I like seeing so many other can pull sweet numbers when I cruising.

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I did a 1000 mile test and i averaged about 19mpg however i would say 35% of those miles were bumper to bumper stand still traffic, 40% of it was normal highway driving and 25% is city driving.


I also did a 100 mile test run on just highway going about 70-75 and i averaged 27mpg so i know that stand still traffic is just killing my mpg.
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