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Old 01-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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How many mpg

What is the average mpg for a 1965 mustang with a v8 in it?
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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HA mine gets about 8 city
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Is there any way to raise that a little?
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Keep the foot off the gas lol
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Gosh I have probably read one thing on raising mpg on a classic and it wasn't significant enough for me to remember any of it. Maybe you could get a cold air intake on it?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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5 speed trans. Let the trans do some of the work. And driving style to a large extent. Make sure everything is tuned right. Electronic ignition will help driveability as much if not more the fuel economy. Higher gear (lower number) helps highway economy. Taller tires have the same effect.
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Do you think it might have been wise to ask about MPG before you actually bought your car?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #8
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Haven't bought it yet
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
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Yeah 5 speed tranny or AOD would help, but mainly on the highway. Getting 16 or 17 wheels would help, especially if it had 14's. If it's got a 4 barrel, make sure it's staged to where only the back 2 open when you punch it. MPG is certainly not a reason to get one, the reason is that they are simply badass.
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If you're wanting better miles, you might as well just put the six cyl. Back in.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #11
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But if I put the 6 it'd just have to work harder to push the car. And if I did. How much would that change it?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #12
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Are you trying to turn it into a daily driver that you'll be driving 12-15k miles a year?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #13
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:26 PM   #14
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Then it's up to you to choose if you want good gas mileage and have your car work a little harder just to hit 60 mph or use a little more gas to have an American classic perform the way it should
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So it'd perform the way it should with a v8 or with a v6?
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It's a 65, who cares what it gets for mileage? Gas is cheap.
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Do u have another vehicle?
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Gonna be my first car
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I would say it looks like a decent buy. Buy it and just keep the engine you have weather it's a 289 or 302. In time build the car up, and you'll be happy with what you'll make of it
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Having a 65 as your only vehicle is fine as long as you don't plan to dd it.
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What do you mean by dd?
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What do you mean by dd?
Daily drive it. Depend on it for your only way from a to b.
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No offense, but you sound young, which is great. Glad to have you in our hobby. A daily driver for a young person is different than it is for someone with a family who needs "reliable" transportation. My first car was a '66 coupe. Of course, it was just a 13 year old used car then...
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I am young. Bout to be 16. Been looking at restoring a chevy 1965 shortbed. Decided it'd cost too much. Saw my cousins mustang and fell in love. My dad hates ford. But I love classic cars. Have family that could help me maintain it. Don't get me wrong Iove fast. But fast means $$$$$$ don't want to spend that much.
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That's true. One of the reasons my current one still has the six cylinder. I got my first one 2 weeks before my 16th birthday. They are great to learn on and having family that can help will be a huge bonus for you. I hope you get it. Keep us posted.
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I am young. Bout to be 16. Been looking at restoring a chevy 1965 shortbed. Decided it'd cost too much. Saw my cousins mustang and fell in love. My dad hates ford. But I love classic cars. Have family that could help me maintain it. Don't get me wrong Iove fast. But fast means $$$$$$ don't want to spend that much.
Don't sweat it. You're dad will come around to the good side one day. You won't be driving cross country, probably for a while. It's a blast, just got a 67 for my son, 16. It's great working on it together. He's learning tons and is able to drive it to school now. Go for it.
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I am young. Bout to be 16. Been looking at restoring a chevy 1965 shortbed. Decided it'd cost too much. Saw my cousins mustang and fell in love. My dad hates ford. But I love classic cars. Have family that could help me maintain it. Don't get me wrong Iove fast. But fast means $$$$$$ don't want to spend that much.
Classic also means $$$ and as for safety and insurance I would find something more practical.
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A old metal mustang is safer than some little smart car.
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Once you start paying bills, it's not safety you're gonna worry about, it's the gas prices. Anyways good luck with whatever you choose. A little information though. I turned 17 and my dad helped me get my V6 2001 stang. He warned me not to because even though its a V6 it's still a gas guzzler. Got it anyways. Got a job, and I'm spending 60 bucks in gas a week, give or take 10 or 20 dollars depending on my girlfriends dates. I live with my parents, pay my things only. Gas, phone, food, clothes etc I don't pay rent and the 60 bucks a week still kills me. Fast forward to when I turn 18. Got myself a sweet 66 mustang for a project. That thing guzzles gas like a big rig (a little over exaggerated) but yeah. Fast forward. I'm 20 now and gas is a pain in the a$$. Gas and insurance is a big factor when getting a car at your age. Unless your parents are loaded and pay that for you.
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It's like kids, if you wait til you can afford them you'll never have them. Be a little impractical now. Sell it when you have kids, then have a midlife crisis at 45 and buy another one. It's a time-tested process.
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It's like kids, if you wait til you can afford them you'll never have them. Be a little impractical now. Sell it when you have kids, then have a midlife crisis at 45 and buy another one. It's a time-tested process.
OR, sell your kids so you can afford your car
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OR, sell your kids so you can afford your car
How kids for 67 GT500, restored by chip foose?
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Probably just one if they are guaranteed to grow up to be a professional athlete
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2, just to be safe. And you can throw a third one in to sweeten the deal a bit
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