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Username Post: gas mileage
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04-26-12 05:57 PM - Post#2219488    
    In response to helrazr3

I can't tell you what your mileage would be exactly with either motor. If you get a 305 with a 4 barrel carb, it could actually get better mileage than with a 2 barrel if she keeps her foot out of the throttle and doesn't engage the secondaries.

I can tell you don't get one with the Buick 231 V6, get the Chevy 229. The 231 had problems with spun bearings. I had a 229 in my '83 Malibu wagon and it had decent power and got pretty good mileage, though I don't remember the exact mileage. My El Camino was originally a V6, but had a 350 in it when I bought it. I had another 350 built for it and added TPI fuel injection to it and have gotten as high as almost 30 mpg with it.

Love the Ferris Bueller reference, by the way.
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier

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