Firebrid: The Prius v Powered Hybrid Convertible

Discussion in 'Prius v Technical Discussion' started by Bill the Engineer, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Prodigyplace

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    No fenders this time?
    We all know you have done s lot but if you quickly compare with a year ago it almost looks like a step backwards.
    You have shortened the nose and prepared the body for final welding.
     
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    Ran out of time to put them back on this weekend. I'll do it next weekend and take another photo before I cover it over for the winter. Maybe the hood this time too, since I already have most of the cables back under the firewall already.

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    Does anyone have any experience with a device like this attached to the gas pedal?

    SmartPedal | SmartPedal

    The concept sounds good, but the price is daunting.

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    I do and I have one on our 2010 Prius II :).

    I beta tested for @Pedal Logic and this is thread about the discussion:

    (5) beta testers sought for new technology

    It has saved me 3-4 mpg and that gets me another 30-40 miles a tank:).

    PM Marc if you have questions. He’s helpful (y).
     
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    I'm not sure if anybody tested with the Prius v. I know he is currently looking for beta testers for Prius c.
     
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    I have sent him a message through the site and mentioned this thread. I don't know if the Firebrid would be a valid Prius v test, since it is so different from a "normal" Prius v. I might not have it on the road in time to be a beta tester anyway.

    That being said, I am considering it for my 2010 Gen-III Prius too, since "my mileage varies" when compared to my wife and daughter, and the device could only help. (Leadfoot is still driving that old Firebird with the V8 in my mind I guess.)

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    As an aside, @Pedal Logic has 2 Prii in his stable: a 2010 liftback in Barcelona Red (a fantastic color BTW:)) and a v wagon;).

    I bet there is a device on Mrs. Pedal Logic’s Prius v accelerator pedal:whistle:.
     
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    I'm going to go for it.

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    Congrats (y).

    Enjoy the extra 30-40 miles a tank:)!
     
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    It's that time of year. However, Prodegyplace requested to see things put back together before the car was covered over (which I had planned to do anyway...) It also makes storing the car easier since parts aren't lying about in the garage.

    First a photo showing what the double thick rocker panels look like. They are plenty strong enough to support the car.
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    Next, photos of the cables that are now inside the dash rather than lying on top of the engine. Quite a rats nest on the car floor! However, it's nice to see the engine again!
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    Then the Fenders, Cowl Cover, and Hood went back on.. Everything is sitting there nicely.
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    The gap isn't too bad behind the hood. Next year it will get filled by the back edge of the spare hood I bought.
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    It's looking pretty inspiring at this point.
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    So now the garage is ready for my wife's Gen-III to park inside again for the winter.
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    So, sweet dreams Firebrid. See you in the Spring!
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    Sad sight for now:(.

    But the Barcelona Red Prius looks happy to be inside(y).
     
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