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Old 04-03-2017, 07:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Beautiful display inside a gorgeous sleep ride. BTW, did you oil the old paint or clear coat it?
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Nothing on paint. Its been bare metal for about a year now.

Used Aircraft stripper then scrubbed it with scotch brite pads and PPG metal conditioner (I use it prior to primer) A few spots turning color but with another minor scotch brite scrub it will look good again. Got caught in rain 2x so far. Just wiped it down with towels when I got home.

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Old 04-03-2017, 08:35 PM   #32 (permalink)
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4,700-lbs is what my 1971 Chrysler Newport with driver and full fuel weighed. The comparable Dodge Police Pursuit with V8 440 weighed somewhat more with necessary equipment and ran a 14.0 flat at 107 in the 1969 Michigan Police Trials.

4700 these days isn't heavy. A four door V6 Jeep Wrangler weighs that much without driver.

4000-lbs and 120" wheelbase are where "size" taper off the safety curve. More isn't necessarily better, but less is a greater risk.

Amazing to me that this kind of weight isn't the penalty it once was.

Sharp truck. 1966 across the board is my favorite model year, any brand.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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That bare metal look is a weight savings. I remember reading about one guy who never, ever washed his truck, he just dumped the basin over the truck every time he changed the oil. :O Forty years later, no rust. No paint either, but no rust.

21 mpg is fantastic in a '66 truck, though I think in this case yours is more a 2011 with a much nicer body.

Start a garage page for the beast, and we can see how it does on an ongoing basis.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:00 PM   #34 (permalink)
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That bare metal look is a weight savings. I remember reading about one guy who never, ever washed his truck, he just dumped the basin over the truck every time he changed the oil. :O Forty years later, no rust. No paint either, but no rust.

21 mpg is fantastic in a '66 truck, though I think in this case yours is more a 2011 with a much nicer body.

Start a garage page for the beast, and we can see how it does on an ongoing basis.
current 21 mpg is way down from what it gets in FE mode. Just switching to 91 Octane brings it up in the 25-26 mpg area. By switching tune and going with 91 octane I have gotten over 30 mpg.

Its currently set for total performance mode to see if it will dip into the 12's in the 1/4 mile.
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That's an awesome looking truck my brother had one but with the straight six
I drove 63 D200 for a long time I wish I still had it 29mpg and would hall anything except ass

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