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Message 2097404 - Posted: 8 Apr 2022, 19:20:54 UTC - in response to Message 2097403.  

Why buy a sports car to drive at less than 50 mph on the freeway?
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Message 2097419 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 4:12:00 UTC - in response to Message 2097409.  

NO ONE Drove 50 on Any FreeWay I've Ever Been On
Pasadena Freeway, er now Hysterical Arroyo Seco Parkway.
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Message 2097420 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 5:32:29 UTC - in response to Message 2097409.  

So the specs say ~28mpg (best figure seen) and 21 gallon tank, so about 560 miles/ full tank. And you admit to going fast so probably more like 18 mpg, 360 miles/tank full.

I think you must have filled up half way along your journey and forgotten about it.
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Message 2097463 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 21:01:44 UTC - in response to Message 2097459.  

I'm going to revise my numbers, further looking says the 5-speed Borg-Warner model overall consumption is quoted at 11.5 l/100km that's equal to 20.5 mpg (U.S.).
Therefore the max distance for a full tank is less than 440 miles.

Therefore your beliefs are defying physics.

I wouldn't even try to claim that sort of fuel consumption from my Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF, also with 5 speed gearbox, that weighed 900 kg compare to the more than 1200 kg of your Datsun.
Engine size and weight the Datsun is closer to my next car a Dino 246gt which struggled to do much more than 250 miles on a tankful.
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Message 2097480 - Posted: 10 Apr 2022, 0:45:34 UTC - in response to Message 2097472.  
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I just don't believe that site as every other one I visited gives much lower figures.
I did see one that I trust in the UK and that quotes
Government figures quote 27.7 mpg at a constant 75 mph, so the touring range is excellent.
but that is UK government so at best that's 23 mpg U.S.
And UK government figures are notoriously terrible, because they use a rolling road, not real life conditions, and therefore no one believes them because they are way to optimistic. The magazines numbers while they had the car worked out at 19-20 mpg.

And a second site I visited https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs/Datsun/4790/1980-Datsun-280-ZX-28.html
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 11 L/100km/26 mpg UK / 21 mpg US
Range : 727 Km or 452 miles


So I am going to say directly I do not believe your claim of 700 miles.
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Message 2097488 - Posted: 10 Apr 2022, 3:10:29 UTC - in response to Message 2097485.  

Still not convinced unless you drove all the way at under 30 mph.

Which would make you 'not a great driver' but a liability.
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Message 2097501 - Posted: 10 Apr 2022, 10:51:30 UTC - in response to Message 2097490.  
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As Far As ELECTRIC Vehicles GO - I Want to Live Long Enough to See Their TOTAL FAIL.

Until BATTERIEs can Be Replaced by Other POWER Sources - Electric Vehicles will be a STUPID Alternative to GAS and Oil Vehicles.


Once a battery is available that has a higher energy-mass ratio than gasoline, is rechargeable for the operating life of the vehicle without replacement, is operable at wide temperature ranges and safe from fires etc., what possible objections could you have to that?
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Message 2097517 - Posted: 10 Apr 2022, 14:44:38 UTC - in response to Message 2097501.  

Let's see ... A democrat likes the idea. It is good for others. My oil well has been closed. ...
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Message 2097519 - Posted: 10 Apr 2022, 15:10:14 UTC - in response to Message 2097501.  

There's a new battery technology that's just coming into limited production - Lithium Titanate (LTO).
Initial testing suggests that it has a far wider temperature range (-30C to +80C) than current LiFeO and LiPoly batteries (both 0C to 80C), far less likely to go on fire (reportedly similar to r better than lead-acid types), far higher charge and discharge rates and about t times the number of charge cycles. Sounds great, but there are two draw backs, a lower charge density than LiFeO or LiPoly, and a lower cell voltage (2.3V vs 3.7V). Thus one needs a bigger volume of cells for a given kW rating, so probably so suitable for mobile applications yet.
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Message 2097792 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 1:54:50 UTC - in response to Message 2097791.  

Bet Commerce Would Ground to a Halt.


Yeah... they will all cost nothing to make and be free for everyone. Right.
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Message 2097819 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 12:58:00 UTC - in response to Message 2097801.  

Wow. When did an ocean form between the USA and Canada? Or is that another RINO figment.
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Message 2097829 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 16:37:37 UTC - in response to Message 2097819.  
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Perhaps the previous flag was correct...
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