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you might want to have a looksee at this test of 3 truck competitors.I'm showing this as a safety issue,'cause many of us have dependant children & EX's.! har-har..
they might be simpler but in no way do they get better mileage.yep, they suck EFI rice rockets right up the intake
yep. I have 71 cutlass with points.John do you know how to adjust timing, and fuel/air mix?
Do you know that a higher geared transmission and differential
will dramatically increase the gas milage of any vehicle?
or do you trust your tire pressure is correct.
1.they do if you know how to build the engine for desired result.1.they might be simpler but in no way do they get better mileage.
2.I'm a big fan of the ol straight sixes, but for everyday use a modern V8 has so much more power and efficiency it is intellectually dishonest to say an old small block is more effecient, or ignorant.
3.i also hate automatic transmissions, i only buy manuals.
Ah man, the Chevy 305 is the most gas guzzling pig ever made! I had one and got better fuel mileage with my 454. And I vote 300 for Ford engine, unless you need the power then go with a 390. We agree on the Dodge 318 although I hear the 440 is a great engine if you need the power.man, save yourself some trouble and get you a old truck, a 50's, or 60's anything.
if you choose ford, you want a 302 with a T5 manual tranny, if you must have power,
get one with a 351 windsor, 351M , or a 351 cleveland
I don't know much about chevy and dodge except that in a chevy your best
bet is probably a 305 enough power and won't kill you on gas.
as for dodge, you need a 318, they will run a long time if taken care of, that is if you
make sure the wife can check oil and water.
I can only agree. i love my old '79. She's dreamy.someone post a poll on this.
I say old is better, it would be interesting to see the outcome.
how anyone could consider an EFI for a bug out is beyond me.
and I mentioned the timing and fuel/air mix because those can be
adjusted for more power or more fuel economy.
Then how come you don't know the new ones? New feul injected motors such as even the likes of a new Ford 4.6 in an f-150 make as much as 290 horsepower. A Ford 5.4 is now over 300, and something like a chevy 5.7 is close to 340. Dodge has a version ofthe hemi that is at 390 horsepower.2.a sticker that say's new does not mean better, only more expensive
more power...please, what is your definition of power?
in '67 a 302 had about 240hp, today's EFI 5.0 has about 160hp
efficiancy yes, power no
I know my old motors, ignorance is not a factor or a legitimate argument.