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Compare The Elio To 1980's Answer To Fuel Mileage

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by Smitty901, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Dusty921

    Dusty921 Elio Addict

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    Wheaters;
    Hope I speak for all on this forum, thanks for the info and pics. v..e..r..y cool stuff.
    Must say old bean, I'm a wee bit jealous? ;)

    btw, I owned, for a brief time, an Austin MKI, I was told at the time that it was a factory racer, but I never did verify that.
    What I do know about it though, had the same motor as a 3000 and a very sparse raw aluminum interior. Always regretted selling that one!
    But I was young, dumb and needed the money.:(
    Dusty
     
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  2. Dusty921

    Dusty921 Elio Addict

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    Spot on again G1, my, you do read a lot don't you! :D
     
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    John Painter Elio Addict

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    For some sweet old school like that... let me know if you need a hand, get rebuilding brother. :cool:
     
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    Yea, same here. My first was a 54 chevy convertible that I got for $75, sure wish I'd hung on to that one! :(
     
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    That Nighthawk 750 is an awesome bike, I had one for 4 years before I traded it for a larger bike. I had a Ford Cortina when I was stationed in England. I kept having Carb problems with it, but it got me to work and back.
     
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    They're pounds sterling. Every time I mention cars or bikes my wife sees them in front of her eyes and says something like your username!
     
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    "Bangers." Never heard the term. Know what a thumper is.
     
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    A case of two cultures separated by a common language? I presume they both mean the same thing.

    P.s. Wasn't "Thumper" a rabbit in a Disney story? Bambi, I think.. ;)
     
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    Yes indeed, but on this side of the pond a thumper is a large single cylinder motorcycle (300-500cc's)
     
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    Some people over here use the same description.

    If you look up Banger racing on YouTube, you'll get the idea.
     
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