Question by WOW: i wana buy an old muscle car, i need to know about gas milage, and how to upgrade to save on gas consumption?
im thinking either “camero ss, mustang, charger or nova ss” and back in the 60-70′s they weren’t thinking gas saving that much. so what are the things that i can add to the engine or car except for a muffler that can cut down a gas chugging car? cause u know as much as me the cars use alot more gas than the 90-08′ <--(years) cars. so any suggestions and help u can tell me it will be mostly appreciated ... thanks
Answer by ya_vigilante
You can buy any muscle car. Just make sure it has either has a straight 6 or a small V8 in it. The reason most muscle cars used so much fuel, was that they had large V8s. Big blocks we called them. Most muscle cars came standard with a straight 6 or a small V8 and would get around 20-25 mpg. Sometimes more. If you are just looking for a car with all show and no go, then that’s what I would suggest. But a Camaro with a 350cid. is no slouch, and will get you 20mpg if you keep your foot out of it. I had a ’71 Nova with a 307cid that got 28mpg. The engine was rated at 200hp. The Nova was a really light car, so it went pretty good.
This is for the immature people below:
Here is a link that describes Muscle Cars:
As you can see, not all muscle cars have big blocks. SS Camaros, Chevelles and Novas with 350s are Muscle Cars. And if you read his question thoroughly, he asked how he could “upgrade” to get better mileage. You can put any late model EFI small block in anyone of these cars and get 25mpg easy.
Maybe the guy likes the looks of a ’69 Boss 429 Mustang but can’t afford one. He buys a rotted out ’69 Mustang Fastback with a 289, 2bbl and 4-speed. He buys a fiberglass hood, fenders and trunk lid to reduce weight. He buys all the Boss trim pieces. What’s he got? A nice looking “Muscle Car” that gets 25mpg.
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