'63 Colony Park Mileage

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  1. ChiefDanGeorge

    ChiefDanGeorge Well-Known Member

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    Wagon has a 390FE and around town I get maybe 10mpg. I went to the Run to the Sun car show in Myrtle Beach which is ~160 mile trip. Of course I'm expecting not good mileage. Filled up when I got there and was surprised I'd gotten 16.6 Mpg. I was on state highways, not interstate for the trip, so I wasn't sustaining 70 Mph, more in the range of 55 mph.
     
  2. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Sounds really decent for a shiny 390 in a wagon. (y)
     
  3. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    The key is the rear end gears. It's why I get about the same highway MPG with my '79 Chero--it has 2.47 rear gears.
     

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