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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.

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01-08-2014 13:10:28

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 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.

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