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Old October 1st, 2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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I was just wondering what other peoples MPG is.

I am running 1776 and seems to be getting 16 mpg.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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I get a lot better than on the Freeway in my 4400 lb daily driver Barge.

Performance air cooled motors are not super efficient in modern terms,
but I would expect better than 16 mpg.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 10:51 AM   #3
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I got about 24 in the volkstruck on the last trip to Sacramento. And that was doing about 70 with the throttle damn near pegged the whole time!

Oh and it's an aerodynamically challenged, fenderless volkstruck with a 1200cc 40 horse motor!
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Old October 1st, 2005, 11:44 AM   #4
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It's been a while since I drove a VW daily but it seems like I got around 25 mpg with a 1641, 009, weber progressive in a full bodied '67 and a full bodied 70. My '05 F150 supercrew gets about 16 with the 4.6, the same as my old toyota 4x4 did.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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1776 with 34pict 3 carb, i get 28-30 on freeway. i have it tuned up real nice -JustinD
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Old October 1st, 2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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My westie w/1776 got around 23mpg highway at 55mph
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Old October 1st, 2005, 01:19 PM   #7
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only time i checked i got 22 mpg on a very hilly highway trip going 70mph

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1970 Bus/camper. Tired and leaky 1600sp 34pict that needs rebuild. I get 16-20mpg depending on hills and wind doing 60-65mph. On flat without wind I average 18. But thats not bad considering the owners manual says new it should only get 22.
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the previuos 1600 I had did approx 30 mpg to fla and back , open back rds, cruising about 60.
this engine , another 1600, local, is about 28mpg, don't trust it yet to take a trip.

Robert's is a 1641 (on steriods, he says) ,, drives alot of local stop and go, only 10miles open stretch~ 25mpg.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 08:30 PM   #10
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let's see...
64 notch w/1904cc 29mpg
64 notch speedster w/2332cc 31mpg
67 square w/1600 28mpg
74 412 1.8L auto 23mpg
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let's see...
64 notch speedster w/2332cc 31mpg
That is awesome! Freeway flyer tranny or just a very efficient motor???

If you do sell it, what do you want to get for the motor?
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let's see...
64 notch speedster w/2332cc 31mpg
That is awesome! Freeway flyer tranny or just a very efficient motor???

If you do sell it, what do you want to get for the motor?
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That is awesome! Freeway flyer tranny or just a very efficient motor???

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:10 AM   #14
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it's a honda motor!
NO! I hear it does have an appetite for Honda's...


as in it eats them breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 10:18 AM   #15
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I'm not sure what the Panty Buncher gets MPG wise...

There a damn steering shaft in the way of where the odometer used to be.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 01:52 PM   #16
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1200 40 horse with less than desirable compression gettin about 30
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #17
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damn. my volvo 850 wagon daily driver gets about 20 city. i use my vespa whenever i can. hopefuly my fastback will be on the riad soon with a stockish motor. it should deliver some decent fuel economy.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:50 PM   #18
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I'm not sure what the Panty Buncher gets MPG wise...

There a damn steering shaft in the way of where the odometer used to be.
I used mapquest to figure the mileage that I went!

My speedo is still there, but I need to get a longer bus cable to make it work! Maybe this winter???
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 11:30 PM   #19
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i used mapquest also

but now i use my gps and it records eveything plus is accurate to 3 feet. Much better then using a stock speedo cause the big tire size difference. And i know you can re-gear a speedo but why all the hassle with doin it every time you change tires?

Also a ? ive seen boat gps speedos but no car speedos, and they are hella expensive. But maybe i wasnt looking in the right place, dunno.
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Well, 1100 miles, I'd like to say something like 25-27 mi a gallon, but maybe more like 20-23 mi. Not sure, didn't actually calculate, but did some "rough" estimates.

1600sp, '66 Bus with about 500 extra pounds in the back (tools & parts).

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 06:45 AM   #21
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Built 2056cc Type 4 in my Porsche 912 nets 30mpg.

FAR less if I rip on it, which I do quite often.

If I baby it with the 914 gear cluster I have now I could probably get her up to 35mpg. It pays to have someone dyno tune your combo so you know EXACTLY what jets to run, along with compression, etc. Plus, the 912 is a shade more aerodynamic than a bug.


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Old October 3rd, 2005, 07:32 AM   #22
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Here is a chart I did of the mileage for my dual carbed 66 Squareback. I track it every tankfull.



Two things that really stick out. Temperature has a significant role in the mileage as can be seen by the difference between the summer and winter months mileage.

The other thing is that there is a bunch of variation from tank to tank depending on where and how you drive, long trips vs. short, highway vs city, etc, etc. It is not uncommon to see 4-6 mpg difference from one tank to the next.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 09:38 AM   #23
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Well it seem that i should be getting better MPG. Could it be the autostick? I have been thinking of putting a 4 speed in her but have had the time or the cash.
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Well it seem that i should be getting better MPG. Could it be the autostick? I have been thinking of putting a 4 speed in her but have had the time or the cash.

Possibly. You are losing efficiency in the drivetrain due to the torque converter, but you should still see mileage in the mid-20s. I think you have a tuning issue. Improper advance, carb jets too large, etc. What carb(s) are you running? Single progressives are the worst, dual carbs would be the best, but all will suck equally if your jets are too large.

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