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Old 09-30-2013, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi From Sam

Hi Folks. This is a fascinating forum. I have been lurking for awhile. I do not have cars that would be considered typical I suppose. I have a DD 2004 Scion XA for piano tuning. But in a fit of self indulgence I purchased a used BMW convertible, a '97 with 80K miles on it. I confess I drive it a lot. The XA does not get particularly good mileage, I suspect because of the fat tires that came on it as an intro special addition with bright red paint, a special grill, and big alloy wheels.

I also have a 69 Dart which I have played with for 20 years. It has a slant six engine with added fuel injection, and a Ford Mustang 5 speed in it. Those changes were intended to get better mileage but so far it has not been that great When I drove this car as a DD for 12 years I fussed with it until it averaged 24 MPG. The last extended trip I took with it I got 27 MPG but it got as high as 29 with the carb and an OD 4 speed. I expected better with the proper tuning and mileage considerations applied. That is why I am here. I have started adding eccomods to the bottom of the car.I want to know more. This car is a real brick, and I do not wish to change its appearance much. At some point I will post a few photos of what I have done. I have much to learn from your expertise and experience.

Sam


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Thanks for the encouragement! I think some folks think I am crazy. I also suspect I will eventually transfer this energy to my XA.

I am delighted to be in touch with like minded car guys.

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