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Old 03-12-2010, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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One article from long ago I would like to find was the mileage contest where a 1970 Opel Kadett Wagon got something like 124 MPG.

The contest was about the same time the car was built.

The only mods I remember were they blocked off the secondary of the carb, installed radial tires, and blocked the accelerator pedal so it would only depress about 40%.

They accelerated to 45 MPH in 3rd gear and coasted to 15 MPH with the engine off, then repeated the process using only 3rd gear. Average speed was 26 MPH.

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Mech
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