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Old 07-03-2010, 05:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post

My old 37 Ford with the original Flathead V8 would idle at 350 RPM and glide down the road in high gear at 7 MPH idling. Max revs were 3800 RPM.

The engine weighed 525 pounds. The whole car was lighter than a Toyota Corolla.

Wow, that's the lowest idle RPM i've ever heard of. Did it have a muffler or just a straight pipe exhaust ?

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