Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Re: Regulations - Poof?

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

01-08-2014 11:52:09

Report to Moderator

12 to 15 MPG would be more realistic for the 1960's full size cars that I drove with small v-8s and automatic transmissions.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

01-09-2014 07:58:54

Report to Moderator
 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to ss55, 01-08-2014 11:52:09  
Add another to the list of people that used to get 20 plus MPG with one of the old big heavy cars. In this case 66 4 door Impala - 283 2 Barrel, with powerglide. Not a lot of excess power at the low end, but good mpg, reliable. Many 4 cylinders cannot do much better today. I do have a 98 4 door Camry that does about 32, but it is a 4 cylinder as well. Not much improvement in the grand scheme of things and all the supposed efficent designs of the past few years. Years ago there was an article on a project using a 70 Monte Carlo with a 350 engine. If memory serves it did nearly 30 MPG on the highway. Small 4 barrel carb, headers, high axle ratio, but still ran well in a drag race. I put a similar carb on a Chevelle (basically same car), and got mid 20 MPG routinely. Wondering what fuel injection would do? I am convinced that I DO NOT want to go back to carbs and chokes. I still remember stuck chokes, flooded engines, etc all too well in the cold months.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

01-08-2014 18:04:27

Report to Moderator
 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to ss55, 01-08-2014 11:52:09  
I drove a "55 Chevy 2dr wagon for a lot of years. It had a high performance 283 with a decent cam and a 4 bbl Holley spread bore carb with mechinacal secondaries, backed by a 4 speed transmission, and if I remember right I was running a 3:53 gear in the rear. That said when I was doing a lot of highway driving I routinely got 20 plus mpg. Around town I didn"t get much less, as long as I wasn"t racing around and kept the back two (larger) barrels closed.

As was stated earlier, for those of us that could work on out older cars, and afford to keep them properly tuned up, getting the same, or better MPG than a modern fuel injected car, was more the norm rather than a rarity.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

01-08-2014 12:44:28

Report to Moderator
 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to ss55, 01-08-2014 11:52:09  

ss55 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to howdy1960, 01-08-2014 09:34:13 "12 to 15 MPG would be more realistic for the 1960's full size cars that I drove with small v-8s and automatic transmissions."

12 to 15 mpg was indeed realistic when full sized cars weren't well tuned and maintained. But like Howdy,I knew how to repair and maintaine my 1965 Chevy SS327 Impala that got well above 20mpg at 70 to 75mph with air conditioner on. Different strokes for different folks. Those who kept cars well maintained like Howdy saved money AND did thier part to control polution where those in ss55's camp chose to boost oil sales and spew the results out their exhust pipes.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

01-08-2014 13:10:28

Report to Moderator
 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to da.bees, 01-08-2014 12:44:28  
I still have my '57 Chevy coupe with a 283 Carter four-barrel. Back when I used to drive it more, I could consistently get around 22 mpg on the highway if I avoided opening up the secondary barrels.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters