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71 Mustang 302 Fuel economy!
#1
Well last weekend I took the car out to an American car "Cars and Coffee" meet.

It was some 60 miles from my home and this would be the first long drive since ownership.

The car is a bit of a Junkyard Dog at the moment, but I have ordered up over a thousand bucks worth of parts (Im sure that's just the start)

to help me get the car in a better condition.

So the car starts fine with the Edelbrock 4 barrel carb and manifold but I was having trouble starting the car when warm and also thought the pick up of the car a little slow considering it has the 4 barrel, Intake comp cam and headers.

So upon inspection under the car........I found this!

[Image: 48981031426_793a0eb5fe_z.jpg]IMG_20191025_164939 - Copy (2) by Fatboy 18, on Flickr Haha

How the hell any fuel got through the line is amazing!

So that's now yet another job to do on this dog Sad
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#2
well theres your problem, lol.

I get about 12-15mpg on my 302 2 barrel.

"I drank what?" - Socrates
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#3
Lol - Looks like my old brake line! Say whooo!!!!

Kilgon


"The only dumb question is the one not asked"
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#4
That was a rare factory option to help you get closer to 20 MPG. Wink
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#5
runninpony 
FUEL SAVER  Tongue

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#6
i can't say for now but 3 yrs ago i did a full rebuild of my 302. put 50 miles on it then drove to ocean city md for cruise week. it was like 80 miles and i got 20 on the dot...
last wkend i did the show about 40 miles north. filled before leaving and the round trip took 1/8 tank.
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