<VV> Getting high mileage

Joe Robbins robbins at monticello.net
Mon Oct 10 19:13:26 EDT 2005

Or people going down hill in neutral at Flagstaff coasting at probably 100
MPH !!! 

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From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Dennis & Debbie Pleau
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 6:11 PM
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Subject: Re: <VV> Getting high mileage

I like to econo run and usually do pretty well, but it is not the kind of 
driving I would do every day.  Things like shift from 1st to 4th, never 
exceed 45 mph under power, and take a long time getting to 45, push in the 
clutch, shift into neutral and/or turn off the key depending on how long 
the down grade is.  Drive like there is an egg between your foot and the 
gas pedal.  Try to time stop signs so you coast to a stop right at the line 
with out having to touch the brake.  I run 45 in the rear 35 in the 
front.  This is just me, some people will remember when a well known CORSA 
member showed up with cheating wheels (4 high pressure really narrow 
compact spares).

Some of the things are applicable to every day driving, I often skip 3rd 
gear, and coast up to stop signs, but not to the point of holding up 
traffic doing it.


At 01:54 PM 10/10/2005, 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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