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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.
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