Gas Milage?

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by Bubba Bob, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Bubba Bob

    Bubba Bob Member

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    I finally got aorund to fixing a couple things on my Mavy to make it road worthy again. My daily driver gets a whopping 12mpg. Can the maverick beat that? (250' with the C4) I searched and found a thread where folks were reporting mid to upper 20's. Is that the rule or the exception? What can i expect for city driving?

    I know, I know. I can figure it out my self. But with this 20 gallon tank it may take a while to run it down so i can get an accurate figure.

    thanks yall
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    stop and go city traffic should have you in the high teens, there alot better on the highway though. im in the mid to high 20's on the freeway

    i tend to burn through it a little quicker since i put the 2bbl on
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    I used to get 22 highway and 18 city with my 250/c4. 19 city 23 highway when I added a 3 speed stick. funny thing is I managed 24 mpg highway when I put a real mild v8 in with the same 3 gear but dropped to 16 mpg city. That was with a 2.72:1 rear gear.
  4. stmanser

    stmanser Looking for a Maverick

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    i got 35.7 mpg in my maverick on the 170 with 3 speed. it is possible for a I6 to get in the high 20's to low 30's
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    I have 1 69.5 along with 2 1971 and 1976 Mavericks, and 2 1971 Comet GT,s they are currently being restored
    My 71 with a ballanced 302 V8 engine,, was getting High 20's Highway,, she had a stock diferential and was converted from a 250 I6 to the V8,,
    I did spend some time on getting her Dialed in,,, but after it was very good on Gas.
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    GrabA72Mav Living Our 2nd Childhood

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    On 92 or + octane my 302 600 edlebrock with 278 posi gears I get 20 on the highway. Around town ?? not so good with my foot in it!

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