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Takin it off...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustBuket, May 9, 2004.

  1. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Well since gas prices are up to $.90/litre I'm wondering how I can improve my mileage a little. I know about pressure in tires and take as little extra crap as possible and drive decent but what else? I have a 305 that was recently rebuilt and timed. I am planning on getting a vaccuum gauge to tune the carb as well. I was wondering what I could remove to make the beast a little lighter? Its an 81 k5 btw.
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    The remove the rear seat, only fill up to half a tank of gas, remove the hard top, chop the cab off ... wait, you might get a bad case of frost bite where you live. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Theoretically , every 100 pounds removed is a 1/10th of a second in a 1/4 mile. So
    if that holds true, and engine stays the same , you should see mileage increase as
    engine does not have to work as hard. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  4. RustBuket

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    Well you see, the back seat it important.... /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif and the top is coming off later this summer when it gets warmer. Its still going below zero (celcius) at night, /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     

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