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Old 07-04-2016, 11:59 PM   #1
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took the roadster out for a few hours and averaged 18 MPG is this about normal?
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:02 AM   #2
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yep
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:52 AM   #3
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yes, do a search on the subject, There are many previous posts ! . Wayne
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:31 AM   #4
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I agree that it's normal.
Do you have the good gas in Japan, or do you have to burn the corn crap?
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:32 AM   #5
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Excellent!

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:01 AM   #6
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No corn, it would have to be imported, 86 octane on base 86-92 off base.
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Sounds good to me!
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:53 AM   #8
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It is good, but the car could be doing in the low twenties.

A lot of variables involved, but well set up engines seem to be in the low twenties area.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:16 PM   #9
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I don't track it...I just drive and enjoy it.
Currently making about 25 smiles a mile
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No corn, it would have to be imported, 86 octane on base 86-92 off base.
I have to figure there are not many A's running around over there.

Spent some time in Japan in the early '70's, (flew some missions out of Yokota) never seen a single model A, let alone any older classics.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:00 PM   #11
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I don't track it...I just drive and enjoy it.
Currently making about 25 smiles a mile
I used to track it with my '28 Roadster (the tripometer made it easy). '28's gone and now the '31 doesn't have a tripometer??? So now I don't bother. Why would Henry do that?? $$$$?
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:51 PM   #12
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Having spent some time in the Far East, I was wondering how you ever found a Model A in Japan? Or did you take it with you?
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:47 PM   #13
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MPg sounds prtetty good to me. Maako, Is it a Japanese asembled Model A or an import from elsewhere?
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:23 PM   #14
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it is an import, cant find any numbers on it other than the engine and it is a nov. 1928 mfg. date the guy I got it from said its a 29 but not sure if 28 or 29.
lots of stop and go traffic here, signal lights about every kilo on average.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:51 AM   #15
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I was a little surprised at the 21.8 mpg I got covering the 4500 mile trip to the MAFCA convention. I had a new engine and ran a Marvel carburetor which I basically had turned all the way off on most highway driving conditions.
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