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Old 04-28-2014, 08:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Blue Meanie - '72 Ford Cortina Station Wagon XL
90 day: 22.7 mpg (US)

Old Battle Bus - '89 Ford Falcon GL/XR6 Panel Van
90 day: 21.23 mpg (US)

Guzzler - '82 Ford F100 Custom
90 day: 10.7 mpg (US)

Red Rocket - '89 Holden VN S-Pack
90 day: 22.38 mpg (US)

Red Rocket - LPG/Propane - '89 Holden Commodore S
90 day: 18.58 mpg (US)

Old Battle Bus - Propane - '89 Falcon XF GL/XR6/Fairmont
90 day: 16.09 mpg (US)

The Stag - '97 Nissan Stagea Rs4v
90 day: 19.04 mpg (US)
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Got the old girl running again, burned an exhaust valve out, and then used a head that was just out of tolerance on the face, so went through about four head gaskets in three weeks. Pushed her in the shed, and got on with other things.
Change jobs, and decided to get another head and get her going again.
So far, getting approx 13% better economy than when new, although its very hard to find accurate data on the fuel economy of a car this old when it was new!

As for the heads, they are (usually) pretty bullet proof, only ever had the one with any sort of structural issue.
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