gas mileage AA

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birdacre
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gas mileage AA

Post by birdacre » May 8th, 2018, 8:12 am

i have a 28 AA with 5:17 worm drive rear end. express body. any guesses on mileage. i seem to get between 8-10. my 31 A gets about 20 mpg but of course very light and totally different drive train. any comments?

KimVanOrder
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by KimVanOrder » May 8th, 2018, 3:49 pm

birdacre wrote:
May 8th, 2018, 8:12 am
i have a 28 AA with 5:17 worm drive rear end. express body. any guesses on mileage. i seem to get between 8-10. my 31 A gets about 20 mpg but of course very light and totally different drive train. any comments?
Sounds about right. I seem to be getting about the same with the low speed worm system. I drive mine the exact same distance every day so I'll check fuel use VS trips to the coffee shop. 2.7 miles one way..
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Stakebed
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by Stakebed » May 9th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Be interesting to know what the range would be in an AA.

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1crosscut
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by 1crosscut » May 13th, 2018, 8:36 pm

The miles per gallon is not nearly as important as the smiles per mile.
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dyoungs
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by dyoungs » June 8th, 2018, 3:03 pm

I am pretty sure my old 31AA with the 5:14.1 got about 13 mpg with the stake body and curb weight of 4790.

KimVanOrder
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by KimVanOrder » June 8th, 2018, 7:12 pm

I'm getting about 9 MPG, So range should be about 75 miles. Leaving room for error!! It would be fun to fill the tank, (Put an extra 5 gal. in the back) and just take off and see how far you get. Problem is,,, I think i'd run out of day light be for gas!! :lol:
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Stakebed
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by Stakebed » June 8th, 2018, 8:29 pm

1crosscut wrote:
May 13th, 2018, 8:36 pm
The miles per gallon is not nearly as important as the smiles per mile.
Exactly - the answer the question of what mpg do you get is "enough" haha

KimVanOrder
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by KimVanOrder » June 9th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Stakebed wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 8:29 pm
1crosscut wrote:
May 13th, 2018, 8:36 pm
The miles per gallon is not nearly as important as the smiles per mile.
Exactly - the answer the question of what mpg do you get is "enough" haha
Just as long as it is not " Just about enough"!!!
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1wonton
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Re: gas mileage AA

Post by 1wonton » June 11th, 2018, 4:54 pm

Depends what State you're in. Here in Taxifornia they modify the gas by using a high percentage of alcohol and oxigenates in order to lessen your mpg. The rats in Sacramento say it's for cleaner air but everyone knows it's because if your car gets fewer miles per gallon you'll have to buy more gas. More gas means mores taxes going to support the ............oh, well, better keep it clean.

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