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Old 03-05-2012, 10:41 AM
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I've just learned to cruise at a little lower speed and get there a couple minutes later. I don't drive anything that anyone would consider an economy car, but I can squeeze decent mileage out of all three of my hotrods by just cruising around 55-60 mph on the freeway. Even my little Austin gasser with tunnel ram and dual 450 Holleys with 3.73 gears will get nearly 16 mpg on the open road if I cruise around 55 mph.
Sure there are people passing me all the time, but I'm in no hurry to get anywhere, so I'd rather save the fuel for fun time.

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Would any of this help a 68 caddy? Hoping to get it on the road this year.
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Originally Posted by silentpoet
Would any of this help a 68 caddy? Hoping to get it on the road this year.
Ecomodder.com go there, study the subject. There are guys on there getting MUCH better mileage with trucks for instance. So it isn't just for the Honda Civics, some of us must drive larger vehicles and the hypermiling practices discussed there help with any car.

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Martin, nothing new here. This is the way my dad taught me to drive 58 years ago when gasoline was gasoline, men were men, women were women, boys were boys, girls were girls and gasoline was 19.9 cents per gallon. Of course I was working for 50 cents per hour when I could find it, but a dollars worth of gasoline went a long way. By the way, those 85-100 Hp motors got about 16 mpg and the biased tires got 8-10,000 miles. You could get close to 100,000 miles on a car before they were worn slap out, too.

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