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Old 07-31-2015, 10:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
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Tell us about the classics and the sport ute. Now that you've made big strides with your big Benz, what can we do to raise your fleet average even higher? For instance the first-generation Ford Falcon could, in 1960, deliver up to 30mpg with the right equipment. Granted you were in a bit of a penalty box compared to what was available, but imagine what could be achieved with a restomod, like a modern 2.3 that is both more powerful and lighter than the original six cylinder, and couldn't help but deliver better fuel economy.

That is a blue sky kind of project that I like to think about, and I have no money and little actual experience with that kind of thing. It's easy to build castles in the air, providing foundations for them is however a lot trickier.


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