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Fuel milage
« on: May 02, 2013, 12:43:39 AM »
Just got my 71 running and checked fuel milage in town, about 25 mpg. This is with a 2300 eng, new carb, roller cam(ranger) and t-5, all else stock. Is this about right for this combo?

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Re: Fuel milage
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 08:30:28 AM »
Sure beats the 15 to 17 my 2.3/auto wagon is eeking out. I suspect that will Improve once I find time to install the NOS carb but 25 sounds about right. I've seen a few posts claiming higher but I suspect it's in the light foot & better driving habits of some out there.
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Re: Fuel milage
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 08:34:31 AM »
Yea- sounds right- I'm getting 24 on my 72 w/2000 4 Speed with offenhouser intake.. all else is stock.
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Re: Fuel milage
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 09:47:15 AM »
I have 94 Ranger 2.3 with 5 spd. in my 73, I get 25 miles per gallon.   Fred   :)
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