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Old 04-20-2010, 06:18 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I went to a used parts guy in Iowa to buy a trans with 3.54 gears and to my surprize it had 3.28 gears. Better to be lucky than good. Drivability is good but mpg gain is only below 55 mph. It runs well at higher speeds but is using too much gas due to wind resistance. I have many ideas to reduce weight but this involves butchering the chasis, not what most people want to do. This car is too heavy to get much past 55mpg with the stock and old engine (258,000 miles on the odometer) the original owner drove 120 miles per day. I think of my car as a warm and dry motorcycle. I am not concerned about comfort and chash protection. Drive slow, visible and predictable, save gas, live long and relax.
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