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Old 10-27-2009, 08:36 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I averaged close to 22 MPG in my 59 Vette with a 71 LT1 350 and a wide ratio 4 speed, 3.08 gear, and I sure wasn't thinking about hypermiling in 1973.

Paid $2000 for the Vette, every month you had to put it on a lift and make sure all the bolts were still tight. Manual steering and 4 wheel non power drum brakes.

It had a 4.11 when I bought it, ripped that to pieces in 2 weeks and got the 3.08 for 25 bucks.

Wore out the steering gear so bad it would only turn right. Drove it to the shop to replace the gears, going through an intersection and backing up to make a left turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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