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Old 03-02-2016, 08:27 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Adventure90 View Post

I own a 1982 Austin Mini (recently rebuilt) and have always had an eye on getting good fuel economy once the car was finished. It has a Austin Metro 1275cc engine and runs premium, carbureted with a 32/36 DEGV Weber. Has electronic ignition and has gotten a usual 28 mpg.
Mini guy, welcome to the forum. You may not have the access today that I had back in 1969 but I found a Morris Minor intake manifold and single side draft SU carb gave me a consistant 40mpg in my Austin Healy 'bug eye' Sprite. It is probably a little more streamlined than the mini but probably about the same weight and the conversion was quick. I only stuck it on the bug eye for about a month because I got tired of the loss in performance & gas was waaaaaay cheap back then!
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