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Your Comments? 300 mpg achieved in 1929??

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Postby mbartell » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:30 pm

I met this lady who bought a ford in the 60's and she swears that it had some super-milage carb on it. A mechanic checked it out when things started to get bad on it, after several years, and told her to go to the dealership, because he had no idea how to work on it or tune it.
The dealership swapped out the carb "free of charge" and she never got the same mileage.
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Postby Micronaut » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:02 pm

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/best/bestworstNF.shtml

Here is a link to all the best and worst m.p.g ratings.

You can look up your old chevette. (30 mpg) the best vehicle is 66mpg and the worst is 8 or 9 mpg. they have ratings for all cars and trucks, vans etc.

this is a really cool link

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/best/bestworstNF.shtml
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Postby don-ohio » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:43 am

Had a 1967 English Ford Cortrina GT.........got 36 mpg when driven normally. The car was ahead of its time. It would smoke most other small cars....had a top-speed of 110 mph, and rode pretty well for <2000 lbs.
I wish I could buy one brand new(with AC,of course!). don-ohio
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Postby 50/50 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:16 pm

Excellent post.

Didn't outgoing president Dwight D. Eisenhower warn of the evils of the Military Industrial Complex?

Check out the Canadian Toyota's and notice that they get more mpg than the US versions. And cheaper too! I want the 3 door Echo.
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Postby Smitty » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:49 am

It sort of surprises me that Mopeds don't get better gas mileage than they do. I mean with a piston / bore no bigger than an old "Top" snuff can and little tiny carbs, I'd think they should get better than an average of 100 mpg.
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Postby mbartell » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:51 am

When was the last time someone came to you and asked for better mileage?
How many performance modifications actually lend themselves to better mileage?
realistically running lean means less fuel, and a good tuned pipe wastes less gas, and good vaporization and air flow all mean better power.

so tune for low end grunt and go with high gears?
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Postby don-ohio » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:41 pm

I really think the Morini M1 reed valve engine gives you the best of both worlds. STOCK it will run 30 mph on a heavy Sebring, and it will get 140-150 mpg easily.
I used to load down those poor old Sebrings and still get way over 120 mpg. So,yeah......you give up performance usually.......but there's a great feeling getting that kinda' mileage ALL the time.

When I did that 417 mile run along Lake Erie last year, I used 4 gallons of gas with a 70cc kit and shaved cylinder head, running and stopping for breaks quite a few times in the 24 hr.period. don-ohio
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Postby don-ohio » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:29 pm

50/50?..........the canadian Toyotas get better mileage than the U.S.? I can't see where it says this, but I was wondering if they are comparing an Imperial gallon to a US gallon,which is smaller by several ounces?

Where does it say this? Thanks! don-ohio (:^D
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Postby Micronaut » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:59 pm

http://www.canosoarus.com/03CalifCommuter/CalCom01.htm


In the early 1980’s, Doug set two Official Guinness World Records for high mileage efficiency with his lightweight, streamlined, street & freeway legal California Commuter.
157.192 MPG - gasoline record - LA to SF. Just 2.87 gallons to travel 451.3 miles!
156.53 MPG - diesel record - Anaheim, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Just 1.68 gallons of diesel to travel 263.4 miles while climbing 7,993 feet of elevation gains.
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Postby Smitty » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:26 pm

That's sweet!!! Just gave me even more ideas, hehehehe.....

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