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Old 01-13-2008, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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XM - '64 Ford Falcon (Ranchero)
90 day: 29.54 mpg (US)
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Hello. 1964 Ford Falcon ute / Ranchero owner interested in aero mods

Hey all.
Just thought I'd better put a quick introduction up. I love my classic cars, particularly when they're fast, none of which helps when you want good mileage. At them moment my daily driver is an Australian '64 Falcon ute, which is basically a Ranchero. I've gone from the 2.4L 6 to the later model 4.2L with a 3 speed auto, soon to be swapped out for a 5 speed manual.
I swapped out the commercial diff for a 3.15 LSD, and its got water injection on it, at roughly 10:1 fuel - water, although I'm still fine tuning, so far that has me up to 25.5 mpg from 21. Apart from that I've got a couple of sheets of aluminium sitting in the back yard waiting for me to belly pan it, so if the weather is right tomorrow I'll do some coastdown testing for a base line and then get to work.

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