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I am close to buying a 1966 Ford Mustang, 289, V8 Engine. What type of gas mileage would I be getting while driving it? I currently drive an 2001 Ford Mustang, V6 and wondered if the 1966 would be worse or maybe equal to my current car. By the way, I'm not completely sure how many barrels the car has, but what type of horsepower am I looking at with a 1966-289 V8?
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btw, the 66 289 came with 3 options - C code 200hp, A code 225hp and K code 271hp. Which engine and whether or not the original engine is still in the car will have a bearing on its value. I'd suggest you do some more homework before buying that car.
A 2007 study found on average Australians walk 900 miles a year. We drink 26 gallons of beer. That means, on average, Australians get about 34 miles per gallon.
Not bad hey!
Well, I've contacted the owner and there is no rust, only 104,000 original miles, new automatic transmission about 5,000 miles ago, new suspension, new front brakes, dual exhaust, interior is great and completely stock(no cuts/rips, radio still works), no power steering which I don't think will be that bad, because I've driven my father's truck which has no power steering and is a manual, just takes a while to get used to, and he only wants about $8,000 OBO.
He said that he was trying to get rid of it because he just bought a new house, and currently hasanew Jeep. He's owned the car for about 4 years and has daily driven it back and forth to work, which makes it a dependable car.
I'm not concerned about the gas mileage because I feel that it's worth it, because nothing can beat a classic 1966 Mustang (my dream car!). I was somewhat pushed into getting the 2001 V6 Ford Mustang and wasn't really ever happy with it, so I feel that this is a car I could keep for the rest of my life ifnothing happened to it.
gas mileage will be worse but you will be a whole lot happier driving everywhere. all the stares and thumbs up. its defiantly worth it. btw, when i drove mine daily i got around 10/11 but i had a heavy foot.
NPD has two types of 22 gallon tanks, with a drain $149.95, with-out $138.95. Remember the top of the gas tank is the bottom of the trunk. The trunk mat is it. I recomend an under trunk mat to further insulate the tank from noise and dents, NPD $11.50.
The best milage I ever got in a 66 289 4V was 18.1 MPG. I got that in a cross country run of 3200 miles, with a 66.1 mile per hour average. Around town, expect 12 to 14 MPG tops.
I have a completely stock A-code. I disconnected the AC and the Smog Pump (still in place just no belt).
I get anywhere from 16 to 19 on the highway and around 13 to 15 in town. I thought I'd do much better on the highway but since it's a C4 and has 3.00 gears it doesn't really like cruisin' at 75 to 80. I do but the car doesn't. ;-)
Which fuel filler tube is used with the larger tanks when installed in the 65/66? I have a '69 twenty gallon tank and re-used the stock '65 filler with some "modification". Frankly, it looks hack and I'd like to clean it up a bit. Is the '69 filler tube a direct replacement?
I put a used filler from a 68 on an auxillary tank I put on a 79 Dodge van and it looked longer than a 66, probably due to the different body style.I would assume because the fitting diameter on the tank is the same, but closer to the pipe, that a shorter rubber section is needed. Maybe it can be forced up the filler pipe.
I did this swap probably 13 years ago so the memory is a bit sketchy, but I recall that the angle of the filler tube was more of a problem than the length of it. I think in addition to cutting it shorter, I placed another cut further up the tube and added a second rubber coupler so that the tube could be wiggled and lined up properly. I'd love to hear that a '69 filler tube will fit right up. I may just look ata 67/68 a 69 and a 70 filler tube andcompare them to the 65/66 if I got up to NPD tomorrow and see if there are any differences in the degree of bend.
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