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Old 02-24-2017, 11:21 AM   #41
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Zoom in Jimbo - factory spoiler. LOL
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:40 PM   #42
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Never know what those crazy Swedes are gonna do....
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:22 PM   #43
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3 full tanks of fuel in and around Charlotte once I got post start gremlins sorted out. 19.9mpg, 20.1mpg and today's tank - 20.7mpg. Not too shabby. Time for a longer road trip to see what happens on cruise out on the interstate.
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Great looking build
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Thx! Kind of funny - perfect weather this morning for a local Cars&Cappuccino gathering - 95% Euro stuff (put on by the local Porsche Club). While I was the ONLY one taking the picture below, there were about a dozen folks gathered around the front end of the beige Volvo parked right across from the Testarossa....but oh the sound when he fired it up.

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3 full tanks of fuel in and around Charlotte once I got post start gremlins sorted out. 19.9mpg, 20.1mpg and today's tank - 20.7mpg. Not too shabby. Time for a longer road trip to see what happens on cruise out on the interstate.
I was curuious what the MPG would be on the LS3. Mine will probably be less, as my '61 is heavier.

I get 22-23 on the road with my LS1 in my '56 convertible.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:23 PM   #47
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I consistently got 25-27 highway with the modded 5.0L in the car. I figure the LS3 will be similar under similar conditions. More displacement -- but more efficient with higher CR and a more contemporary ECU.

Have you had the vert on scales Roger? How much? Weight is a bigger mileage penalty around town than on the highway.....aero is the key there. Although neither of our "bricks" are going to win an aero contest.
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I consistently got 25-27 highway with the modded 5.0L in the car. I figure the LS3 will be similar under similar conditions. More displacement -- but more efficient with higher CR and a more contemporary ECU.

Have you had the vert on scales Roger? How much? Weight is a bigger mileage penalty around town than on the highway.....aero is the key there. Although neither of our "bricks" are going to win an aero contest.
That's for sure!

It's been a long time since I had a weight on it. I may not even be remembering for sure...seems it's around 3400lbs, but that was with the 350 rather than the LS engine. ... I just looked up specs, and 'shipping weight' is 3340.

Shipping weight on the 61 is 3485.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:54 PM   #49
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Yeah - you really have to get em on scales for anything useful.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #50
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Hijack my own thread -

Today, in the DD Fit, I made the NASCAR drafting instructors blush. The end of bike week in Daytona provided this Super Sugar Daddy for my last 40 or miles into Charlotte. Based on diesel exhaust of the tractor -- mega HP -- he set his cruise on 68 mph and never varied up hill or down. PERFECT. And perfect weather conditions. I was never any closer 6-7 car lengths behind him. Ethanol free tank of fuel.



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Nice. Congrats!!!

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Thanks for the inspiration Andrew!
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Very clean build! Congrats on the article.
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