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« on: July 31, 2009, 01:42:41 PM »

What kind of gas mileage do you get with your car,
I know for some folks it  $$$  doesn't really matter and it depends on how you jab the go pedal, but it is interesting to hear how far you can go for a buck (or two).
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 02:07:20 PM »

If I drive like an old woman it get around 6 to 8 miles to the gallon but if I drive her like she was meant to be driving you can watch the gas gauge go down. I went to  a car show in Waverly and it was a 124 mile round trip the ride was up and down hills and really curvy. I filled up 1 time going there and 1 time coming back and was all most empty when I got to the house it has a 15 gallon tank. Oh well it is worth every penny when I'm on the road.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 05:23:16 PM »

Yes it doesn't matter because we don't drive these cars as daily drivers to care how much they get, but the Polara on the highway gets 15MPG (US) and the Barracuda gets 22MPG (US).  Around town, Polara about 8 and the Barracuda about 15. Brutal compared to the SRT4's 22 City and 35 Higway.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 05:56:23 PM »

Has anyone looked into (or installed ) a gear vendors overdrive unit ?    http://www.gearvendors.com/index.html       30% + increase in mileage, handles up to 2000 hp, and runs around 3 grand for automatic or manual trans. I have thought about it in the past and it makes more sense as fuel prices get stupid again.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 08:03:13 PM »

 No overdrive for me, I between 18-20 MPG  hwy with the Satellite and I am quit happy with that.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 09:43:43 PM »

I,M IN THE SAME BOAT AS BM 15 GAL. CELL IN TRUNK. IF I BABY IT NO PROBLEM, IF I,M ON IT PROBLEM
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2009, 06:27:28 AM »

Zed, that gear vendors overdrive is something I've considered since most of my buddies in the Loose Nuts run o/d and I have to maintain 3500-4000rpm to keep up going to a show with them.  Now with that said the unit is 3G's, you will have to modify the driveshaft ($300?), time installing ($0 if you do it yourself, $??? if someone does it). Now let's for argument sake say $4000 total investment. At $60 a fill up it would take 65+ fill ups to equal that money. You are only gaining 30%. You would have to put in 85 fill ups to equal the investment. If you drive 2000 miles a year and get 10 miles to the gallon you are using 200 gallons of fuel a year. At 30% better mileage you will use 140 gallons / year. Difference of 60 gallons and $240 a year (at $4/gal). $4000 / $240 =  16.5 years to pay for itself. Now is it worth it? For me....NO. Would it be fun to cruise at 2600 rpm (VS my 3500rpm now) YES. But I know the first thing I'd do it put more gear in the rear for better launches and stop light to stop light fun (Currently have a 3.55, put a 4.56 and you would net a 3.5 gear and a 4.30 would net a 3.3 gear) and settle for cruising rpms around 3000-3400. Lots of math and it's early.   Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009, 08:12:55 AM »

If I ever did the math on past and present car ownership and modifications I would never touch another motorized vehicle again

 
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 07:13:03 AM »

I agree guys $$$ doesent really matter when we drive and enjoy it If it wasa every day driver to work and back it might be a little different My  work car a full size chevy wagon 350 2bbl gets a amazing 20 mpg cost me 10 $ dollars a day to go to work 44 miles Now the 57 work horse was excellent on gas 1 tank 80 ltrs  got me 230 miles towing a trailer mosy impressive
Now the Dart is a pig  but she is suposte to be. 22miles on18 ltes  or4 gallons thats 6 miles to the gallon
the chevelle is sweet havent figured out the mpg but i will good thread CAN ZED heading to Simcoe car show in your neck of the tobacco belt hope to see you there
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 08:40:32 AM »

The Scout gets around 22mpg,the Belair 19mpg,92 pickup 17mpg,the hhr around 30mpg. The lowest ismy everyday ride,figures.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 09:01:18 PM »

the coupe get about 16-18 mpg with the 4bbl on it and 20-22 mpg with the Holley 500 2bbl. on it. I am working on an ethanol carb with the help of a friend who uses ethanol in his race car. hope get 20-24mpg with a Holley 600 4bbl.
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 06:01:50 AM »

Ethanol is "greener" gasman but be prepared to get worse milage. It is a known fact that you need MORE ethanol to go the same distance as gasoline, that is why in the kits the jets are usually bigger in addition to changing all the rubber gaskets to neoprene.
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 08:15:08 PM »

I get about 12 MPG on my 57 and on my ram with the hemi about 17.3 MPG
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 06:23:08 AM »

Ethanol is "greener" gasman but be prepared to get worse milage. It is a known fact that you need MORE ethanol to go the same distance as gasoline, that is why in the kits the jets are usually bigger in addition to changing all the rubber gaskets to neoprene.


True statement when I was racing the white Nova it ran on 110 and when we got the Dragster it ran on Methanol and we used two drums of Methanol to one drum of gas. The jetting on the Nova was 78 and 84 and on the Dragster they were 115 and 120 big difference.
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2009, 04:19:16 PM »

My vega uses 1 gallon of 114 per 1/4 mile, not bad. My Camaro gets 5 ok 4 miles to the gallon, 468 CI drinks more than I do,Beastmaster.
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