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Beach Buggy Help Zone => Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help => Topic started by: Dave DND on April 17, 2016, 08:06:38 PM

Title: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Dave DND on April 17, 2016, 08:06:38 PM
As we all know the world is a muddle of metric and imperial

We buy our fuel in liters, yet we are all of an age where we remember the price of a gallon

We haven`t gone completely metric yet, as we all drive in miles and not kilometers.

We all know what the phrase MPG (Miles Per Gallon) means, but with so many variables, its a nightmare to work it out.


Here`s another one of my little calculators for you to download and play with (and you can work out the fuel costs of a trip too)


www.beachbuggy.info/DNDMPGCalc.xlsx      :-)Geek


Open it up with Microsoft Excel and "ENABLE EDITING" - You will then be able to play around
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hugh on April 18, 2016, 08:41:24 AM
This is nice and easy to use, and strong colours. Mind you learning how inefficient with fuel the buggy is isn't going to alter my desire to use it...

Did make me wonder whether you could do another version where you entered 'time spent on the buggy getting/keeping it going', 'money expended on parts/shiney bits and fuel' and 'miles travelled' and the calculator gave you a more frightening figure of how much time and money per mile you were really using !
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hunter on April 18, 2016, 08:57:14 AM

Did make me wonder whether you could do another version where you entered 'time spent on the buggy getting/keeping it going', 'money expended on parts/shiney bits and fuel' and 'miles travelled' and the calculator gave you a more frightening figure of how much time and money per mile you were really using !

 :o  :o  :o   HUGH............

 ??? ??? ARE YOU MAD..................


If the wife found this out can you imagine what the fall out would be OMG.....

Strewth  :D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Dave DND on April 18, 2016, 09:06:20 AM

 ??? ??? ARE YOU MAD..................


If the wife found this out can you imagine what the fall out would be OMG.....



 ;D

I only did this to prove that my recent Gearbox and Dellorto purchase were going to make my Buggy far more fuel efficient

 :D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hunter on April 18, 2016, 09:28:02 AM


 ;D

I only did this to prove that my recent Gearbox and Dellorto purchase were going to make my Buggy far more fuel efficient

 :D

Honest..........



 ;D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hugh on April 18, 2016, 09:32:05 AM
Hunter excellent valid concerns which makes me think Dave could create a special version of the spreadsheet calculator which was doctored by it actually diving the calculated time and costs by a factor of ten, say, before displaying the artificially low result. Then leave this for third parties to find and be impressed by....

Dave and the answers to your possible new fule efficiency were ?
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Dave DND on April 18, 2016, 10:02:05 AM
Need some miles before I can work mine out, but whatever it is, it won`t be anywhere near as bad as my old 1300 running a 32/36 Webber

that was around 12mpg   :-X

I`m hoping to be around the 30 mark with the current setup and my style of driving  :-\
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: farmer rob on April 18, 2016, 10:56:50 AM
Dave, if you adjust your throttle to give you a maximum of half throttle, I'm sure 30mpg would be possible ;D ;D but with a pair of twin choke dellorto's, will you be able to control your right foot  ::) ::) ::)

Rob
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Dave DND on April 18, 2016, 11:10:18 AM
Its easier than that Rob, Nearby to me at the start of the M5 is Telegraph Hill

Everywhere I go is downhill   :D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: snoopy on April 18, 2016, 04:44:38 PM
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Its easier than that Rob, Nearby to me at the start of the M5 is Telegraph Hill

Everywhere I go is downhill   :D
[/quote]
So you get home without going up hill? Mmm got it now,
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Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Merscury on April 18, 2016, 05:20:02 PM
Need some miles before I can work mine out, but whatever it is, it won`t be anywhere near as bad as my old 1300 running a 32/36 Webber

that was around 12mpg   :-X

WHAAAAT  :o  I think you must have hole in your fuel tank  ;D 
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: davydoff on April 18, 2016, 09:30:49 PM
I really hope that someone on the IBW trip has a really small tank, because if you're all getting 30mpg your going to to stopping for me a lot!!

fuel efficient the new engine is not... ;D

now if we have to get to anywhere quickly....as long as its not far.. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Dave DND on April 18, 2016, 10:14:33 PM
Remember Dav, I did say "Hoping" to be around 30 -

ain`t gonna happen, but I can at least Hope   :D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hugh on April 19, 2016, 08:44:25 AM
Dave you could be the first on this site by showing us how you have fitted cycle pedals to your buggy as a dual back up and fuel saving device !

Then 30mpg is surely attainable.
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hunter on April 19, 2016, 10:14:11 AM
Or as Dave's near the sea

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Top_gear_amphibious_may_3.jpg)


H

I know, I know,

I'll get me coat  ::)

H ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Dave DND on April 19, 2016, 11:28:14 AM
Sails ?     (http://www.dndservices.co.uk/smiley/no no.gif)

No Hunter, it has to have an engine      (http://www.dndservices.co.uk/smiley/rules.gif)




And this is the most fuel efficient one I have found so far   :D


(http://www.beachbuggy.info/Pics/Monkey/mt201516.jpg)
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: Hunter on April 19, 2016, 12:05:19 PM
Oh Yeah,

You can even have a drink with that option  :D

H
Title: Re: Miles Per Gallon and Fuel Costs for a Trip Calculator
Post by: mad4slalom on November 26, 2016, 01:17:53 PM
Hunter excellent valid concerns which makes me think Dave could create a special version of the spreadsheet calculator which was doctored by it actually diving the calculated time and costs by a factor of ten, say, before displaying the artificially low result. Then leave this for third parties to find and be impressed by....

Dave and the answers to your possible new fule efficiency were ?
dave didn't used to work in the Volkswagen emissions and fuel economy department did he ?  :D