Time for the 2017 mileage roundup for the fleet. I started this type entry a year ago when I summarized the mileage totals to start collecting history on mileage traveled. I made it a point after acquiring RedRock to create an account at Fuelly.com and then installed the app on my iPhone. With a little discipline, I’ve recorded every fuel-up and the results are interesting. The website provides a yearly totals view and that is where these screenshots came from…
Here is my 2017 mileage roundup:
Comparing to the totals from last year, I must drive MORE!!!
Finally, like I did last year, here is a gallery of the three dashboards taken on New Year’s day, 2018.
This might be one of the few times I post a picture of the mileage on bowtie6. It shows 23,519 miles and this is a bit misleading (adding this as a reminder to myself too!):
- I’ve driven my 1972 TR6 for 23,159 miles since I put it on the road after the full restoration.
- The first engine – a 3.4L V6 from a Camaro – ran for 14,513 miles. That is when we discovered an irreparable frame failure with stress cracks and my cousin Jim built the new frame from scratch.
- The 2.4L Ecotec engine/gearbox came from a Pontiac Solstice with only 8 miles on the odometer. This powertrain was then installed in a new frame built at Jim’s shop. On October 15th, 2011, bowtie6 left Jim’s shop and has been a hoot to drive.
- The new Ecotec powertrain has 8,998 miles so far.