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Old 09-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I think that if they dropped it again that alot of people would be unhappy.

Our modern vehicles are more efficent at high speed than the old cars from the 70's
Back then the average engine was a carbeurated V-8. My '69 continental sounded like it was running at about 3,500 RPMs at 75 mph.
Yet how many cars now days are close to IDLE at highway speeds? Not all of them but there are some companys that are puting in some tall final gears that drop engine speeds alot at highways speeds.
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