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Hot Rods modern hot rodder or dinosaur???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by skull, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. 52RustRocket
    Joined: Nov 3, 2006
    Posts: 263


    Get a cheap high MPG commuter car, and have fun with the hot rod.
    My DD gets an average of 33MPG back and forth to work, but my Caddy with a 454BBC and a 800cfm Edelbrock gets around 8MPG.
  2. jcm65
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 31

    from Santa Rosa

    what is this "MPG" you speak of?
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,222

    from Colorado

    Some funny shit on the subject a friend of mine has in his kick ass 48 hot rod pickup a high performance small block,BIG Wheiand supercharger with two 4 barrel edelbrocks. On the air scoop it says ( I AM USING THE GAS YOU ARE SAVING FOR ME! ) LOL.
  4. Oppy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2006
    Posts: 72


    I under stand the MPG deal, as I just built a more hot rod 6 for my 41, of witch I don't drive daily, but as much as I can. The deal is the old 235, slightly modified got close to 20 MPG, maybe better at times, the new motor, a hot rodded 261, gets closer to 14 MPG. I have caught my self thinking about what to drive,on a SATURDAY!, and its because of the price of fuel. Do I miss my old motor,?, sure like the new one, 5 MPG does make a difference, in these times. Just my 2 cents. I have thought that if I used a little more stock parts,"cam", particularly,I might drive it even more.????
  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,116


    My Roadster will get the 354 HEMI that has been sitting on the garage floor for 20 years, always wanted a Roadster with a HEMI, some day I may finish it.
  6. fleetbob50
    Joined: May 1, 2006
    Posts: 306

    from Waco,Texas

    I think I'll build a V8-60 with a small judson huffer for the Cabrio...surely I could squeeze
    20mpg from it if i planned well enough

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