Best possible mileage and engine swap
Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:42 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:19 PM
What you describe has been done many times over, & provides great dependability.
I think the EB is the closest thing to a "the best of both worlds" as you can get.
You can drive it 70 MPH to a playground or trail & 4by with the best of them.
THe "NEW" Bronco is probably what you're looking for.
1966 "U-13" Roadster...topless, doorless. (with rag top-n-doors)
200 cu.in. I-6 with 250 head.
$30 homemade HEI elect. ignition.
Pwr. steering, Hurst 3-speed floor shifter.
Split headers, dual exhaust, Holley 1 brl.
Stock axles...456's...32's ...Posi rear. 2.5 in. lift.
Full roll-cage, front.
65 gallons of fuel on board..!
70+ MPH cruise---15 MPG
6 EB's (& 11 early Land Cruisers) referbished & sold..
Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:37 PM
welcome to the "zone"
Believe it or not, I have a carbed 69 1/2 cab that got around 21mpg highway.
91 5.0 with 635 Edelbrock on a Weiand 180 med rise intake, stock 3 speed and 3.50/3.54 gears.
And I was running 31" tires at the time....
I say got because I haven't re figured mileage with the new lift and 35s...
Soon I will be installing an NV3550 5 speed and eventually 4.10s. I expect that my mileage will get better with those mods as well.
There is plenty of info available on FI swaps into EBs all over the net...
One of my friends is currently working on an Explorer 5.0 into his sons 66 1/2 cab,
it too will have a 5 (or 6) speed od manual trans. They expect to get 24-27 mpg...
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Running tally...16 over the last 20 years.
2nd owner 68, well used 69, two 73s and a 77 are currently in the stable.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:00 AM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:50 PM
If you build the engine correctly, as you know, and match trans, gears & tires up correctly, you can attain 20+ highway mileage. I would say your best bet is to start with the 5 or 6 speed and work out both ways from there. You will be spending in the neighborhood of 10K to get 'er done though. Just a forewarning.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:49 AM
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