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perf-list-digest Monday, January 10 2000 Volume 03 : Number 008



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FTE Perf - c-6 aod
FTE Perf - 351w MPG?
Re: FTE Perf - 351w MPG?

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Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 12:31:37 -0800
From: able office machines ableofficemachines.com>
Subject: FTE Perf - c-6 aod

have a c-6 with a electric overdrive that i am hoping to rebuild and put
in my e.b.
would like to put a stage 3 shift kit in it and kevlar clutches.
the "o.d." would be used for freeway use only but i have been informed
that the
o.d. gears are too weak for a off-road vehicle and i would be better off
with standard c-6
due to the gear ratios..
the c-6 is a RFE8TP EOAP 7A1-5B1A
looks to be a 1988 aod with 31 spline tail shaft.
i will probably put a np205 after it. altho a atlas would be MUCH
nicer..

thoughts ????
phil

phil ableofficemachines.com

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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 01:59:48 -0800
From: "James Draughn" enol.com>
Subject: FTE Perf - 351w MPG?

Anyone know the approx miles per gallon I should expect to get with a 351w?
I was getting 7mpg on the freeway, which seems pretty low.

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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 23:24:22 +0100 (MET)
From: Bas van der Veer dds.nl>
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 351w MPG?

> Anyone know the approx miles per gallon I should expect to get with a 351w?
> I was getting 7mpg on the freeway, which seems pretty low.

That's too low for sure.

What vehicle is it in?

In a 70's truck, expect 12 mpg, with an automatic. Maybe 14 in a
standard. 10 with a towing package (eg: tall diff gears -> higher rpm).

In an 80's or newer truck, expect 15-16 if you have overdrive, maybe 18 if
you have a locking torque converter.

In a car you'd get over 20, especially with a standard.

Make sure the choke fully opens, your tire pressure is correct, ignition
timing.. if all that doesn't help do a compression test. Another good
test is to park the vehicle in neutral on a level ground (garage floor)
and you should be able to push it around quite easily (if the wheels are
pointing straight forward). If not jack it up and see which wheels aren't
turning freely.

Let us know how it goes! It's not good driving around like this, because
one way or another you are putting excessive stress on something. Trust
me if you don't fix it, it'll only get worse real fast.
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