When I first approached this project, having a classic car, I sat down with Jessie Verdun and gave him my basic criteria and reasons.
- 20 mpg or better
- Fuel injected
- Computerized system
- Manual transmission
My Reasons were and still are:
- Decent fuel economy - 20 M.P.G. or better.
- We have friends in New Mexico and Arizona and we like to visit them in the coach. Both of which locations have higher altitudes (5,000 to 7,000 ft. above sea level). I did not want to have to mess with a 4 barrel carberetta ever five minutes because we are gone higher or lower. The solution for this is the fuel injection and computer system to automatically adjust the timing and fuel mixture to our altitude.
- Towing behind the coach requires a manual transmission. Which was the whole cause of this long drawn out effort and cost of having a cool classic car! I bought a really nice late model Jaguar Convertible that was in almost perfect condition... then Jessie blew my bubble and told me it's an automatic! You can't tow a car with an automatic transmission... so I sold the Jaguar and started this long drawn out adventure into Classic Car Ownership!
I after a year of building the car and about 2 months of driving it around town with incredibly low mileage. With a low of 7mpg to a high of 13 mpg I thought it was time to see what I could truly expect. The results are disappointedly shown below.
Individual MPG Estimates
DISCLAIMER: Average user estimates are based on data from My MPG users rather than official sources. Since the source data cannot be verified, neither DOE nor EPA guarantees the accuracy of these estimates.
1993 Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD
6 Cylinder, 4.0 Liter, Manual 5-spd
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|Average User MPG:
||18 - 21 MPG
||Estimate Last Updated
|Stop & Go
Data source courtesy www.FuelEconomy.gov
Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:17:00 PM
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