<VV> Getting high mileage

Mike Kost vairmike at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 10 16:18:25 EDT 2005

I won't say that there is NO special prep. The biggest thing for prep is 
higher tire pressures. I have used various size tires on the back, from 
235-75R15 to 235-60R14 to 215-60R14 to 205-70R14 and sizes from 
185-80R13 to 195-70R13 to 215-60R14 on the front. My car is a `68 Monza 
140/4 with posi. I have run these with most available gear ratios but 
prefer 3.27. I currently have 49 primary and 52 secondary but normally 
disconnect the secondaries and wire open the chokes. The actual mileage 
numbers calculated on an econorun are likely suspect but I believe I got 
in the neighborhood of 45-50 MPG in KC. I think the main issue is 
driving with minimal acceleration, coasting where possible and minimal 

Mike Kost

P.S. I also normally run with the windows up.

UltraMonzaWest at aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated 10/10/2005 12:42:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
>vairmike at sbcglobal.net writes:
>>I am, but I'm not about to drive my car like that in normal driving
>Are you saying you do no special prep to your car for an Econorun?
>What car /engine /  trans / diff./ jets  andwhat was your best mileage?
>Matt Nall / Patiomatt / WCUH / Mr. DeckRug
>69 Monza Cpe., 66 Monza vert, 65 Crown v8 Cpe.
>Somewhere between Reno, NV and Coos Bay, Or.

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