How did you do it?? MPG bragging rights!!

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  1. christopher

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    well i'm getting 9 mpg, 304, 4.09 gears, close ratio t-18, 36 super swampers......how i did it, d&c lift(great), iroks and a lead foot, pretty good if you ask me.........let the greenies worry about saving the planet i just want to wheel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Aaron Snare

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    I have a 72 SII with a 304 2300 carb, close ratio 4 speed, 31 tires, 3.73 gears 4wd and I get a solid 18mpg on the highway at 70mph, about 14 in town.
     
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    I have a 76 Scout II, 345, Auto, 30" tires, 3.54 gears and get about 11-12 going back and forth from work. I have to drive up and down a large hill.. about 1500' difference in altitude in a very short distance.. maybe 5-10 miles OUCH!!
    Without the hill I get an average of 14MPG... when I had my Rubicon, I got an average of 15MPG. The best I ever got in my J**p, was 19MPG, doing 55MPH with myself and 1 suitcase and a tailwind.
     
  4. Chrispucci

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    14.5 mpg.

    Scout II, 304, TBI Fuel injection, runs like a champ, T-19, 36" IROK's, Chevy Full Width axles, lots of trail mods, Cruising at 62 mph on the freeway full of camping camping gear.

    Hand calculated mileage over 400 miles.
     
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    19.6 MPG odo corrected

    averaging 55 through a few long hills. tuned GM TBI with knock

    31" Tires, 3.31 gears, t19 wide, good shape stock 345. worn out front end.

    oh, and it hauls.
     
  6. StefanM

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    '72 with 31", 3.31, 4 speed, 1 barrel Holley, and 258 engine. I was getting 14-15 mpg with a bad vacuum advance. Put in a electronic Motorcraft dizzy from a Jeep and did the Nutter bypass. It's running super smooth now and getting just over 19 mpg at 55-60 mph.

    I got a few other ideas to try and hope to raise that number a little.4
     
  7. Cory Smith

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    24-27 mpg on the highway
    20-22 mpg in town
    15-20 mpg towing
     
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    "4bt"

    Cheater.
     
  9. Scott Sinner

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    I regularly tick off 6-9 mpg...

    1970 800, 345 FI with a stock GM TBI chip. 727 SII auto 3.73 gears, 35 12.5 x 15 Swampers, no speedo correction (40mph on speedo = 48 mph on GPS). With speedo correction, I must be around 7.2 - 9.9 mpg.:rockon:

    But its still too much fun, and not my Daily Driver...
     
  10. tntmo

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    Some people get some pretty decent figures here, better than I expected.

    My 1970 800A with 232 AMC "Thriftmaster" gets about 12mpg.

    The 1968 800 with 455 Oldsmobile, TH400 and 35's gets I don't care to check. I just put gas in it when it needs it, it's for fun only.
     
  11. steve graham

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    1980 ScoutII Diesel,
    Replaced the SD33T with a Cummins 4BT
    Replaced the T19 With a NV4500
    Kept the 3.73 gears,
    Upped the tire size to 33/10.50/15

    23-28 mpg or $.16-$.13 per mile for fuel. $3.88 gal today.
    I have had as high as 35 mpg if I keep is below 50 mph.
     
  12. bmax65

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    31x10.50s

    6-8mpg in town, 10-ish on freeway at 55mph 'indicated' top speed...while driving it like a stereotypical granny in the slow lane...downhill. OPEC loves my truck!

    Thirstiest engine I've ever owned. But with some time, money, and attention to math (gear ratios/rpm/tire sizing) hope to improve this situation. Might even contemplate a diesel swap.

    Despite its' being a chronic gasoholic- looking at it reminds me of my dad, being a kid (with him in the IH showroom), and of happier times. Hard to put a price on that.
     
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    Went from 6 to 11, when I added the overdive.
     
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    1980 SD33T Terra, 3:54 axle, 31X10.50 tires, 4 sp transmission, air cond. on. 23 mpg at 65mph.
     
  15. CareyWeber

    CareyWeber Diesel Herder / Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Over the course of one year I carefully checked my MPG. When I avg'd the year out I threw out the highest and the lowest and got an average of 24 MPG over a year. My highest was 28 MPG and the lowest was 19 MPG. See my sig for rig details, but think diesel.
     
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    We made 20+ going 60 all day in a 1980 Nissan Diesel Scout II
    It really didn't want to go much faster
     
  17. StefanM

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    Just updating:

    Drove 476 miles over the past 5 days. Averaged 19.58 mpg. Mostly highway with a few small towns each day(4-5 stop lights/signs per town).

    '72 Scout 258 engine, 4 speed, 3.31, and 31"
     
  18. Dan Phariss

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    Hell of a truck motor?
    Did you put it in an actual truck?
    Sorry but I remember my uncle putting a Ponitac v-8 into a F-6 Ford about 1963-64 to replace the flathead. He ran it for awhile but put the flathead back in since it outperformed the Pontiac engine on 1/2 or less HP in that application. The car motor had no low end torque.

    Dan
     
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    i know it isn't an International, but my '05 subaru wrx, stock from factory, never got above 24.3mpg regardless of what i did. turbo-back 3" exhaust, a cone style air filter to replace the stock fiasco setup, and a retune of the computer and my best to date is 32.2mpg @ 70mph, windows somewhat down. i'd say that's a hell of an increase, not bad for a high 13 second car!
     
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    Re: How did you do it?? MPG bragging rights!! UPDATE

    1980 ScoutII Diesel,
    Replaced the SD33T with a Cummins 4BT
    Replaced the T19 With a NV4500
    Kept the 3.73 gears,
    Upped the tire size to 33/10.50/15

    Camping trip up to the Chirichaua mountains, Scout was loaded somewhat, did not spare the throttle. 70-75 mph, averaged 20.78 mpg for the trip.
     

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