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Old 05-24-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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Ok, lets get some rules and test criteria figured out...

  • 35mpg highway
  • mods must be permanent (no duct tape and cardboard)
  • must have a planned route with gas receipts (times and miles)


what else?
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Should we have a determined distance and speed limits? Like you have to go at least X miles at X miles per hour?
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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I can just about get that from driving the highway in my 88 245...Will I get a green name or something? how do we get verified?
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:40 PM   #4
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redblock? Pushrod? whiteblock? which ones are allowed?
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can 1.3L renault powered volvos play?
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:01 AM   #6
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Should we have a determined distance and speed limits? Like you have to go at least X miles at X miles per hour?
originally i had thought about doing an average of 3 tanks of gas back to back but then realized that you would have to do some serious driving to do that all highway. so i'm thinking just 1 tank minimum.

the road trip outline should prove miles and the gas receipts will prove gallons, times, and locations.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:01 AM   #7
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can 1.3L renault powered volvos play?
it doesnt matter... if its a volvo and it meets the requirements, its in.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:24 AM   #8
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35 US or 42 imperial UK is pretty easy with a diesel, so presumably we're talking gas? Perhaps there should be a correction factor for E85 and LPG alternative fuels as these per definition will get less mileage than a high spec petrol.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:20 AM   #9
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35 US or 42 imperial UK is pretty easy with a diesel, so presumably we're talking gas? Perhaps there should be a correction factor for E85 and LPG alternative fuels as these per definition will get less mileage than a high spec petrol.
Yeah. For E85, reduce the mpg with 33%.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:17 AM   #10
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this is a good step for t-bricks and all mankind.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:51 AM   #11
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #12
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so presumably we're talking gas?
Common, you've gotta lest diesels play too.

I need to fix my odomeeter to see how close I am.

This is such an awesome idea. I'm so excited!
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #13
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I got all hopeful when I saw 35mpg as that's my target for driving down through France with 2 kayaks on the roof... then remembered that US Gallons are smaller than UK gallons (surprised they've not supersized them yet...)
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #14
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OK, I'm in!

I already have a few mods planned...Eventually I plan to replace K-Jet with LH2.2, change AW55 to an AW7x and a 3.54 rear end. Yep, it will be super slow but at least it will last longer on a tank of gas. My last tank averaged a little over 20.5 mpg.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #15
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35 mpg U.S. is equal to 42 mpg Imperial.
35 mpg Imperial is equal to 29.15 mpg U.S.

We need to convince Mobil to bring back the
Mobil Economy Run. 1964 Buick commercial crowing about their wins in class.


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Old 05-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #16
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yeah it doesnt matter if its diesel, E85, veggie, woodburning, steam, electric hybrid, natural gas hybrid, etc... the standard will be the same. The idea is to get some ideas of what to build to get 35+mpg.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:09 PM   #17
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Minimum 55mph/90kph?
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #18
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Does it have to be gas receipts or can we use scan gauge/trip meter readings?
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #19
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My GT doesn't have an odometer. so Its out. but I will tell of a previous setup on my GT when it did have odometer.

'79 242 GT body.
'84 B23F 10.3:1 CR
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Cone air filter with metal tubing to place the filter in the front just behind the grille.
LH 2.0. with breakerless ignition system from my original GT setup.
Exhaust was pretty much the IPD sport system. with gutted cat.
Car was lowered with skid pan in place (important for aerodynamics. )
the intake manifold I releifed the injector bosses a bit on the inside of the runners and put a swirl cut into the runners. put a knife edge on the throttle plate.

I think that does it for mods.
I always carried abunch of stuff with me. 2 x 12inch subs in big heavy box. spare parts and big tool box. spare tire and such.

even had the M46 still in it.
My rear end was also switched from the 411 ratio to the 373 I think I still have ATF as the lubricant in the rear end also.


I seemed to have pulled 35mpg hwy on this setup a couple of years before I switched to a +T and ruined my milage.


My Diesel kicks ass. I seem to get 26 city and 38 hwy I have had it upto 44mpg when I first got this swap going. oh I run b99 most the time, with better results with b99.

I know I am supposed to submit evidence of this all I was just recounting what I had done in the past with my GT which suprised me and other I have showed. I will get some proof of the Diesel's Mpg here in a while. thank you.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:41 PM   #20
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Does it have to be gas receipts or can we use scan gauge/trip meter readings?
Not Scan Gauge, gas receipts and miles. I could adjust mine at fill up that would show 10 to 15 mpg better than what the car is really getting.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #21
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35 miles per gallon is 6.72 l/100km right?

That's not easy in a red block
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:25 PM   #22
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Thats impressive on B99. My mileage goes to sh*t on b100. Its a consitant 5+mpg loss.

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My GT doesn't have an odometer. so Its out. but I will tell of a previous setup on my GT when it did have odometer.

'79 242 GT body.
'84 B23F 10.3:1 CR
B cam
Cone air filter with metal tubing to place the filter in the front just behind the grille.
LH 2.0. with breakerless ignition system from my original GT setup.
Exhaust was pretty much the IPD sport system. with gutted cat.
Car was lowered with skid pan in place (important for aerodynamics. )
the intake manifold I releifed the injector bosses a bit on the inside of the runners and put a swirl cut into the runners. put a knife edge on the throttle plate.

I think that does it for mods.
I always carried abunch of stuff with me. 2 x 12inch subs in big heavy box. spare parts and big tool box. spare tire and such.

even had the M46 still in it.
My rear end was also switched from the 411 ratio to the 373 I think I still have ATF as the lubricant in the rear end also.


I seemed to have pulled 35mpg hwy on this setup a couple of years before I switched to a +T and ruined my milage.


My Diesel kicks ass. I seem to get 26 city and 38 hwy I have had it upto 44mpg when I first got this swap going. oh I run b99 most the time, with better results with b99.

I know I am supposed to submit evidence of this all I was just recounting what I had done in the past with my GT which suprised me and other I have showed. I will get some proof of the Diesel's Mpg here in a while. thank you.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:47 PM   #23
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i get the club thing like with the HP club, but will there be a sub division in performance and mod or possibly maintenance to help toss ideas or showcase build threads?
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:38 PM   #24
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I got a consistent 35mpg on my 84 diesel wagon right up to the day I quit driving it due to it being hard to start from low compression. Now I did drive it for two months when it was push start only and it still got 35mpg. I'm hoping for 40mpg with the new motor with head studs instead of head bolts to eliminate cylinder wall distortion.

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Old 05-26-2008, 03:18 AM   #25
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with the apexi on the 97 960 i was able to lean it out a little and running 55mph with a load in the trunk and the air shocks and the tires at 40psi i was able to get 37.4mpg on a run from appleton to Chicago and back

this was on E20
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