If there is a fairly long stretch of 65 mph, it would be interesting to top the tank at the beginning and then again when the 65 mph was over. My unscientifically proven theory is: starting at 60mph, wind resistance hurts mileage noticeably.Im driving 700 mile road trip tomorrow, fully loaded weight 4200+, interested to see my gas mileage. I get 11 around town at #3700 stomping on the big pedal frequently. I would be pleased with 13 mpg.
Without reading the whole thread, gasoline weighs how much per gallon (6) X’s how many gallons in the tank?Just put my ‘67 satellite on the scale, and mother of god she is heavy!
3700 lbs with a full tank and no driver, what gives? I am wondering if they mixed up weight tickets or something.
Its a 360/727 car with 8-3/4 rearend. I was expecting around #3400.
Things that should have made the car lighter: alum intake manifold. tube headers. no ac or p/s or power brakes.
Things that added weight: Tubular subframe connectors. Cal-tracs bars. Bigger wheels and tires (15x7 and 15x9). Dynamat interior floors. Additional fluid weight from deeper trans pan.
What gives? Is there 300 lbs of lead shot hidden in my doors, 60’s Nascar style?