I question things which people take for granted. I would have been that kid who said the emperor was naked. In real life that kid would probably have been lynched, but I'll take my chances...
I believe truth inherently valuable, no matter how well intentioned the ideology it dispels may be.
I also write about random interesting things from my personal life.
Jacob Aziza / Bakari Kafele; Ecomodder / Hypermiler
by Bakari Kafele on May 2, 2012
Good morning fellow ecomodders, hypermilers, and efficiency enthusiasts of all kinds.
The EcoModder blog has been inactive for over a year (save
Tim’s two most recent updates), and I have been asked to help pick it up
So, since I also have not been active on this site for nearly a year, to start I thought I would re-introduce my self:
My name is Bakari Kafele. My internet screen name (or at least one of them) is Jacob Aziza.
You may remember me from such internet sites as the EcoModder Forum and Instructables.com
I have an old (1983) full-size truck with a 6.9L diesel V8 that I use
for deliveries and hauling and occasionally towing. It would be a
monstrosity for a commuter vehicle, but it’s about the smallest thing
that could serve my work needs – most people hauling large or heavy
loads (see below) would use a box truck, a flat bed, or maybe even a
At the very least an F-350 or equivalent1-ton pick-up.
So, depending on how you look at it, getting 15 miles per gallon, (as I
was five years ago), could be considered decent, given the type of work
being asked of this old truck – 15 mpg being what I measured I was
getting, which coincided more or less with what most people report
getting in the same make model and year truck.
Then, in 2008, I read an article about Wayne Gerdes…