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Aldive's Mileage Monster

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by aldive, June 23, 2005.

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  1. spindlecone

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    Looks Great :thumbsup: I am very impressed. I would be happy with 15 mpg :D I was just curious, how much do you think you have spent in upgrades/modifications over the years?
     
  4. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    I purposely do not track the expenses :)
     
  5. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    Sounds like me with our '66 restoration. Unfortunately I did tally it up a couple of months back...and didn't like what I saw :eek: ....I ain't gonna look again. :p
     
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    I can understand that, do you think you have done more mods/upgrades that were successful or vice versa?
     
  7. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Far more mods were successful than not. This is due in a large part because I do my homework prior to a project.
     
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    Well i think it is all very interesting and i have learned alot from reading your posts, I am looking forward to your next project
     
  9. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Thanks, and staytuned; installing one tomorrow.
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Say Al, do you recall the clearance that you needed and ended up with for the fan? I measured about 4" roughly needed for my 302, I see that the 180 calls itself 4"&3/16" thick. Is there plenty of clearance with the 180? I've been looking at the Taurus fan, which can be had for $170 new, but it starts as a 5.5" fan. If the cutting needed is too much trouble, the extra cost for the thinner 180 is better.

    I'll try the DC controller for mine, I don't need a cool down period. Thanks for any help,
     
  15. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Don, just went out to look. It appear that there is a little less than 1 inch clearance.
     
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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    That actually sounds promising then for the Taurus fan. Supposedly one inch can be trimmed easily. I'll look at mine one more time, to see if the motor might be offset slightly to help. If it doesen't look easily done, I'll go after the 180. Thanks,
     
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    frickea86 Rust? You mean character!

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    Hey Al, quick question, where did you purchase your 130 amp alt from. I'm sorry, i probly looked over the thread where you posted this but there is just so much info to look threw..lol...thank you.

    Also, very happy with the BlackMagic 180 Fan also, did this swap about 3 weeks ago, awesome mod!!
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    hey Al if you don`t mind how many miles you have on your explorer right now?
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Right at 130k.
     

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