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Old 03-04-2020, 12:12 AM   #21
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I get about 15, and sometimes 17, but no higher.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:58 PM   #22
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Syncro99, I would recommend a 4.11 R&P, with your 16% OD, it should do very well.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:43 PM   #23
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I never checked the mileage, no need to. When it got down to a 1/4 tank I would just put 10-15$ in it. Same with my "new" 40 with dual 97"s, just put more (a lot more ) in.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:03 PM   #24
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My Coupe with 3.78 rear end and a Tillotson F1 B carburetor consistently delivered 25 to 26 mpg on 100 mile trips I regularly made. That all changed when I upgraded the cars appearance with paint and upholstery and decided to install a Zenith carburetor. No other mechanical change made but my gas mileage dropped to 19-20 mpg.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:41 PM   #25
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Two things a man lies about: his gas mileage and sex life.
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:14 PM   #26
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Syncro99, I would recommend a 4.11 R&P, with your 16% OD, it should do very well.
Jim, I've never spoken to anybody with a 4.11 rear end but my other cars do well with a 3.78 ratio and the 26% O/D (I assume your 16% is a typo). My motors are not standard except this B engine which should put out 50hp anyway. I realise a new CW&P is in my future but they are oh so very expensive.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:06 PM   #27
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My Coupe with 3.78 rear end and a Tillotson F1 B carburetor consistently delivered 25 to 26 mpg on 100 mile trips I regularly made. That all changed when I upgraded the cars appearance with paint and upholstery and decided to install a Zenith carburetor. No other mechanical change made but my gas mileage dropped to 19-20 mpg.
Did you notice a difference in power.?
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:21 AM   #28
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Two things a man lies about: his gas mileage and sex life.
Haha, I agree! I would add the top speed of his Model A.
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:34 AM   #29
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I get 24 mpg on tours at about 55 mph on imperial gallons. 26 % overdrive B carb on bored A manifold, radial 18 inch tyres, standard roadster.
Round town this drops to 17 to 18 mpg. Plugs run a very light tan colour on tours.
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:35 AM   #30
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Two things a man lies about: his gas mileage and sex life.
That is just not true.

I get 98 miles to the gallon and just had sex for the 9th time in 30 minutes. My 18 year old wife just cant keep up with me.
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LUCKY YOU !! ! Does she have a sister??
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