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2,000 mile trip with the Thunderbird is complete!
Ryan H Offline
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#1
I just walked in the door.. home sweet home Smile

I made 600 miles per tank solid this trip, with ~5 gallons left in the tank every time. That amounts to about 30 MPG. I showed up lots of cars and pretty much played the entire trip. lmao

I drove from Woodstock, GA to wayyy past Dayton, OH (I wish the meeting was sooner! haha) on my first tank. I then proceeded to Buffalo NY and into Canada on $35 in gas, and drove around town in Buffalo for about 50 miles.

The entire trip went without a hitch! I just have to fix my freakin A/C now.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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JohnL Offline
Senior Member
#2
Who cares :p
John Lewis
88 TC, 87 XR, 84 SVO
Currently deciding which is worth my time.
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Ryan H Offline
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#3
You're just jealous of my awesome gas mileage. Oh and my EGR doesn't even work. Big Grin
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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40bob Offline
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#4
I am jealous that you have a turboford that will run 2000 miles.......and not over a period of years.
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DonH Offline
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#5
Nice going Ryan. And a V8 will do what for you?
1987 TC stock except ATR 2.5"
1983 Pontiac Transam T-top 5.7 T56 [email protected] top speed: 176mph
1978 Fairmont 2.3 4-spd Big-top S/W
1946 Willys CJ2A 134.2ci L4 No-top
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ERIC J snowbird Offline
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#6
We really need to tighten things up at the boarder. Apparently they are letting anybody across these days. :p
- ERIC J
87 Black 5speed, 88 Black 5speed.
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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#7
The V8 won't be much of a loss in mileage. Guys on TurboMustangs are reporting around 26-27 MPG with good tuning and the right selection in cam/heads. The build I plan will put the powerband down low and I am using the stock compression, so I'm pretty sure the mileage will stay in the mid 20's.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#8
Glad to hear the trip went well.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Matt S Offline
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#9
Only 2000 miles?? :p
Glad it went alright. I really think the car is more reliable than we give it credit for.
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