Where to split into gas system

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by Mikhail Bond, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Isn't the Ford Fusion there? :whistle:
     
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    What ??
    Where ???
     
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    I tried that, turns out it takes a lot of practice, the drogue can really scratch up your grill before you get good at it.
     
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    Mikhail, People here are nervous about the thought of carrying around a big lightly secured can of explosive liquid. I can understand that. The proper way to do it would be to find someplace on the underside of the vehicle to add a second tank, plumb it in securely. I don't know if you could borrow pressure from the first tank to pressurize the second. I don't know if such a space exists or not on your car. The only other place that come to mind is to build a tank into the bottom of the trunk. You would still have the question of how to seal it off from the interior of the car.
     
  5. Mikhail Bond

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    It was more of an idea, at the end of the day.
    I opted for the roof cargo and a extra gallon of gas in case I need it.

    Just finished a trip and averaged 35mpg. So you can see where my 10 gallons of gas gets me.
     
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    35 mpg? Were you driving in charge mode?
     
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    No, haha.

    I had a sportrack cargo carrier. See pic
    I've since switched to a Thule and I'm getting about 40-45.

    I had a full car, two dogs, and a full cargo carrier.
     
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    I see, thanks!
     
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    Good numbers for heavy-hauling in a Prius. Nice pictures, thanks!
     
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    Anyone else having memories of the Pinto?
     
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    Friend had a pinto, I had a maverick. I do remember something about a corsair.

    The son of the owner of the body shop I worked at put a corsair engine in a beetle, had to extend the engine cover, but it was a body shop.

    A neighbor down the street put a 327 in an austin healey 3000, but that was before the toaster police were even a twinkle in eye of the general public. EVgo Limiting our Rights | PriusChat
     
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    You mean Corsair
    upload_2021-2-20_16-22-24.jpeg

    Or Corvair??
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    Love the pics .... LOL ... tryin to think of a good way out of my total confusion, asked was the corsair also made by GM?


    2021LincolnCorsair.jpg Nope, it's a Lincoln. drats can't use that one..
     
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    Engine swaps are a real hoot; used to toy around with VW/Porsche integrations. Here's a fiberglass Benz replica I did many moons ago:

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    Yup, that was one of my first thoughts. I’m glad the OP decided against doing that.
     
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    Ouch. Thanks for the feedback on rooftop boxes.

    My VW Sportwagen has ~180hp/tq 1.8T and gets 33-34 mpg with a (16 cu ft Yakima) box on top, at 70+ mph.
    Without the box, it holds about as much as the Prime + a box and gets 38-40 mpg.

    Looks like we've been right to take the Prime when everything fits inside and the wagon when more space is needed.
     
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