Vette(s): "Ruby", is my 1982 Candy Red - my Daily Driver
"Ruby" is my daily driver, and after the ignition upgrade, running on regular gasoline (87) I've had a chance to run several tanks of gasoline and she is giving me an average of 18 miles to the gallon. City and highway mix 50-50. I can't wait to take a long trip and find out what she'll do on a highway cruise.
1980 Project Corvette - (Need suggestions)
1982 "Ruby" (Ain't She Sweet!)
Vette(s): 1979 Red L-48 Corvette with Doeskin interior, 3-speed automatic, 3.55 rear;
1986 L-98 Coupe, 4+3 Manual - Satin Black and Purple (SCCA TT/Hillclimb Car);
1993 White LT-1 Coupe, Black Interior, 6-speed
79 L-48 with 3.55 gears and 350THM auto:
Average of about 14 mpg with the former Rochester Carb. Just upgraded with a GM performance parts manifold and Holley 4160 carb. New dual exhaust (nice chambered dueal kit from Midamerica). Much better throttle response, much stronger acceleration off the line - about the same at upper RPM. Gas guage seems to drop off a little slower, but hard to really tell as I seem to be on it frequently so I can enjoy the really crisp exhaust note.
Guess it will be awhile before I drive it to maximize mileage....I am guessing sometime around the year 2035.
In the end, we didn't buy these things for their outstanding economy.
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