Thanks Stefan! It breaks my heart to see good wagons being sacrificed in this crazy Oil scam. The purists (showcar sensitive restorers) are the ones that may save the most, since they probably don't use their babies as Daily Drivers. What about the guys that do a super resto and drive them frequently or daily? I'm probably one of the mean green freaks in here - extremist on saving fuel costs. But besides the usual Motherhoods that government sites give you about properly tuned, tire inflation, no jerky gas pedal tricks, etc. What else can an owner do? The biggest deal would be to swap a big V8 for a smaller, lighter engine. My original 302-V8 put out 134 HP and 152 ft. lbs. of torque. The 1995 2.3 Ford Ranger V-4 put out 145 HP and 180 ft.lbs. of torque, until it was bumped up to a 2.5 V4 and 205 HP. And 28 MPG City/32 MPG HWY. My 302 got 16 MPG City/ 18 MPG HWY. The next best is those Mr. Gasket Advance Timing Curve Kits I listed in the other thread. Cheap, quick and effective. - 2 springs in the distributor and you're saving money for a better carb or cam. What else can be done? Moving common equipment to electric alternatives, like fuel pumps, fans, even water pumps. No loss in power, fairly easy to do, and better mileage. We've all found stuff that worked for different brands, engine sizes and types, and I'm all ears. This is what our governments should have done for the average guy, help him to help himself with every other driver. We can't be dropping $30,000 for some electric go-kart, when we need the vehicle to build our homes, drive our families around, pick up building materials and go on a decent trip. So thanks again Stefan. Truly appreciated. Let 'er rip guys! I can read and write 3 languages, and I've got enough international and scientific search engines to get the poop and put it up in a language we can use. We don't need to be sacrifice-pricing our cars to cut fuel costs. We can make them more efficient, progressively and blow the snot out of the CAFE regs of 35 MPG by 2012! Japan's are already at 45 MPG and they sell the North American market vehicles they don't even drive. One car at a time. They are history on the move. I was just telling Andy that at the end of 2007, our Province had more PRE-1989 cars on the road, than it did 6 months earlier. Table 2-1 on this latest Canadian Statistical Federal site: http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/53F0004XIE/2007003/tablesectionlist.htm Station wagons are outnumbered 10:1 in Canada by SUVs. STSW - Save The Station Wagons, before the Stations disappear.