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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Poor or decent mileage?
My 1970 wagon with 350 V8, 2bbl carb and TH350 makes about 12-13mpg. I do about 70% highway and 30% city driving but I rarely go over 60-65mph on a highway which keeps my RPMs at about 1900-2000. I also do not have lead foot because I can't even spin the tires with my 250HP engine (well, I really did not try).
Recently I had the distributor cap, coil, wires, plugs, air filter, fuel filter changed and the car got tune up including new carb. I am filling her up with regular gas (87). Car has 73K miles which I was told are original ones. It doesn't smoke, runs smooth and transmission shifts fine.
So based on that do you think that this mileage is ok or poor? To be honest, I was expecting something in 16-18mpg range.