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    FYI: Just finished a 380 mile two day tour to eastern Washington. I'm guessing average speed about 50. Over two passes, and 35000 ' to puget sound energy's wind farm. My car is a two door , two people, luggage, and a small dog , ha ha. I'm ..125" over, with B head and carb, and counterbalance and lightened flywheel. Also Aries muffler, and 32,000 miles, and no overdrive. I got 20.2 mpg over all. Firrst time I've ever checked mileage accurately. I felt pretty good about it.

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    As you should!

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    • #3
      A finely tuned A runs well
      any pics from your trip?
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        I just measure SPG, smiles per gallon and I typically get at least 1 SPG... As for MPG, I'll guess high teens in city traffic.

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        • #5
          Minerva got a consistant 20 MPG, with ALL town driving. After installing a Weber, I never checked it.
          Bill Happy

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          • #6
            I just went for a ride over the weekend. Went 85 miles and averaged 16 mpg. I'm happy with that :

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            • #7
              This was at the wind farm outside ellensburg
              the second picture is coming down whites pass with mount Rainer in the background.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chuck Sea/Tac View Post
                This was at the wind farm outside ellensburg
                the second picture is coming down whites pass with mount Rainer in the background.
                I enjoy seeing the windmills generating electricity. We have several of them in Minnesota and Iowa. Even though the blades appear to be turning rather slowly, the blade tips are traveling at over 200 MPH. Those blades are much larger than they look.

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                • #9
                  Wow i never realized that they are spinning that fast, it looks like they're creeping along.
                  Nice facts.
                  Chuck thanks for sharing the pics and I'm glad you got the resizing worked out
                  3 ~ Tudor's
                  Henry Ford said
                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


                  Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                  • #10
                    I just did a Google search on wind charger blade speeds and found this chart listing several of them. Top speed is 232 MPH, but most average in the 160 to 180 MPH range.

                    http://www.aweo.org/windmodels.html

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                    • #11
                      It takes a 7 mph wind to start, and at 55mph they turn the blade pitch and gear reductions and point the housing into the wind.

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