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Herman and Operation 30MPG

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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by abscate » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:11 pm

brunocerous wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:55 am
What a great thread. I just found it this morning and spent most of it ignoring the kids while I caught up on The Herman Chronicles.

Abscate, have you tried the Lesjöfors HD springs? I put them on the Silver Bullet (‘00 V70 n/a MT) and absolutely love them. When I return the engine bar, we should swap rides to compare, though I do love that iPD blue. :)
I think I told you this last time but I have Lesjfors HDs on the back of Evita and the IPD Blue HDs on the back of Elizabeth the T5

They are both great.

Thanks for loaning me the engine picker - I told Mom what great guys you are and that she should be proud of you.

She gave me $100 to pull your EV away after that.
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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by callahanoffroad » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:10 am

Small update,

realized that I've owned Herman for two years and 60,000 miles now.

I increased the size of the windshield wiper blades from 21" to 22" on the front. Cleans much better with a much better field of view in the rain.

I don't know if i've mentioned this before but I also run slightly larger tires. Stock is 195/60/15, I run 195/65/15. Lifts the body about 1/4 of an inch, but it makes all the difference in clearance. No more chin scrapes during deliveries.

Over the last few months Herman has developed the classic fuel vent hose leak. So far I've been living with it as a fact of life. But i'll eventually get around to repairing it. I'll be using this method as dropping a tank would be difficult in my current garage situation. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54739


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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by brunocerous » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:49 am

abscate wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:11 pm
I think I told you this last time but I have Lesjfors HDs on the back of Evita and the IPD Blue HDs on the back of Elizabeth the T5

They are both great.

Thanks for loaning me the engine picker - I told Mom what great guys you are and that she should be proud of you.

She gave me $100 to pull your EV away after that.
Any preference for the iPD or Lesjöfors?

Hope the picker serves you well! That thing is a beast.

Aww, thanks! And if you need a spare-parts T4, let me know. :lol:


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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by abscate » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:49 am

I like the HDs on Elizabeth because she tows boats in summer. The highway ride (99% of use) is stiff but on good roads I like that - if roads were rough it might be too stiff.

Evita the S70 came with Konis and good springs and rides tight too


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