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i'm considering buying a new truck and need to know
ballpark what kkind of fuel economy on the highway can i expect from a 1976 ford f250 2wd with a 2bbl 360 and an auto tranny
this would be a daily driver and is why this is important.
i also have a 76 f250 highboy with a 390 and an auto its fulltime 4wd and it gets ll mpg if i baby it. I would think a 360 2wd truck would be lighter, have a higher gear ratio, and use alot less power, not to mention the lower displacement all adding up to getting alot better mpg
proprerly tuned and driven mildly you can conceivably get 10-14 mpg, but if the timing is slightly out or the carb isnt working correctly they can seriously damper those numbers.... my 76 F-150 with a 460 780cfm holley 4bbl can get 14 mpg when running at optimum levels, but it will also only get 5 mpg if i dont keep my foot outta the pedal, its my daily driver and with the way i drive i average about 8-10 mpg, but i dont take my time going anywhere, i love passin chevy's
Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it again??
....Will work for Rep points....
Last edited by SwOkcOffRoader; 12-07-2004 at 09:08 PM.
I agree, just tuning my new carb and setting the timing on my 460 in my driveway (revving and idling for 20 minutes) I used a quarter tank. I can get 12-14 mpg with slow starts and by rolling to stops. If I'm in aggressive driving mode, I'm looking at 4-6 mpg. I drive it less than 100 miles a month, so I don't really care about mpgs -- I put $40 in every 5-6 weeks.
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