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Old 01-25-2017, 05:25 PM   #201 (permalink)
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OK My gauges read GPH..so at idle my car uses around .50 GPH, at speed it is pulling around 3 GPH...

IF I can get it to only use the .50 GPH at speed...
Not sure what the exact number for your engine is but, engines burn gasoline with approx %33 efficiency (can vary ...) if you manage to get it to %100 efficiency (no cooling system needed anymore) you would be getting 1GPH at the most. {Unrealistic goal}

Then you would need to go to aeromods or other things like getting better bearings, better lubrication etc to drop it further...

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Old 01-28-2017, 05:31 PM   #202 (permalink)
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I did all that fooling around with the CPU's sensors and idid not work either.

It might work on carb cars but it is worthless because there are only two kinds of carb car owners now, Collectors holding a Classic or poor as dirt driving old junkers, the collectors don't care about MPG and would not mess with a classic and the poor junker owners cannot afford a MPG device...
I own a carbureted vehicle, it's in the Garage and doing pretty well in the Trucks leaderboard.

I care a lot about MPG and my truck's fuel economy, can afford a much newer truck and already know that a newer one will not do as well mileage-wise as my old one. I am not a collector, I just like my simple, no-frills truck.

Don't speak for me. It's rude.
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I was speaking for the majority of old car owners...Most are collectors whom would NEVER add such junk to their classics...

Or people whom cannot afford a newer car...

OK so there is a third and forth group...people whom still drive old cars because they love them and I forgot to talk about hot rodders whom want raw power and carbs work for them.

BUT normally none of these four groups of owners would ever be here looking to getting MPG.

Touchy....
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And for what it's worth, calling someone "touchy" is rude, too.
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When gas goes over $3 a gallon all of a sudden everyone starts to care about fuel economy.
I could afford a new truck but I am enjoying the imputed income of my old vehicles. Spending $30,000 on even juat a newish truck seems like a waste of money.
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I own a carbureted vehicle, it's in the Garage and doing pretty well in the Trucks leaderboard.

I care a lot about MPG and my truck's fuel economy, can afford a much newer truck and already know that a newer one will not do as well mileage-wise as my old one. I am not a collector, I just like my simple, no-frills truck.

Don't speak for me. It's rude.
Carbs are great. We should have them still.. (we could tinker easier with it than the computer controlled fuel injection)

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Carbs *are* great for tinkering. That's about it, though.
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When gas goes over $3 a gallon all of a sudden everyone starts to care about fuel economy.
I could afford a new truck but I am enjoying the imputed income of my old vehicles. Spending $30,000 on even juat a newish truck seems like a waste of money.
I can dig that I have a 1993 Van I prefer...it is TBI...

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