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Old 04-12-2011, 06:56 AM
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Looking for mileage and power increases on my 292

hey im new to this site and was wondering if i could get some help on getting power and mileage increases for my 76 Chevy with a 292. Any suggestions??

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Welcome aboard.

We talking a 0.060" over 283 SBC or the GM inline six?

EDIT- Just noticed your screen name, so I'm guessing inline...

Maybe we can get this thread moved over to Hotrodding Basics where it'll get better exposure. Mods?

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hey im new to this site and was wondering if i could get some help on getting power and mileage increases for my 76 Chevy with a 292. Any suggestions??
http://stoveboltengineco.com/

http://www.cliffordperformance.net/

Pick up a copy of this book: "Chevrolet Inline Six-Cylinder Power Manual" by Leo Santucci. This will take through what and how to get more, way more, out of your Stovebolt. More than anything this book will give you a good grounding in this engine before you get into spending money. It will give you a good understanding as to what needs to be done for various outcomes and provides a good resource list for parts, machining and help.

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One cheaper way to get more power and mileage on an older motor is to do a tune up. If it is badly out of tune, it ain't going to be doing its best in power or mileage.
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I'm not sure what will help, those 292's were hard on gas, unlike it's smaller brother the 250 which was quite efficient. Headers and a split exhaust would maybe help a little. See if you can get the distributor blueprinted so you know all the timing curve is optimal for todays gas.
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Do some research on the web and consider turbocharging your 292 you will get both the goals you want to achieve.
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Well im more interested in the mileage than the power seeing as i use a tank of gas for a 3 hour trip.

And after the engine heats up the power seems to cut out, when i back off the pedal it comes back but continues cutting out after so long. Anyone got any ideas on what this could be??
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Restricted exhaust maybe.
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