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    Gas Mileage on a Run

    Ouch. Good to hear that the problem is fixed. I'm curious what your mileage will be looking like now, since that's not a problem anymore.
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    Gas Mileage on a Run

    All these 20+ MPG I'm seeing here makes me confident that I could probably pull it off on my next trip. I recently got my steering straightened out, (FINALLY!), and it seems to drive better with that and the general alignment, so, I might be able to squeeze a couple more miles. Far drives are...
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    Comment by 'The Director' in item ''79 "m" Body'

    Definitely a nice ride! M-bodies should have kept the 2 door options through the 80s to be honest. The best part is the pinstripe to be honest.
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    Comment by 'The Director' in item 'My '82 Mirada Cmx'

    I like the white wall and white leather seats setup on that.... definitely different from most Miradas that I've seen
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    Gas Mileage on a Run

    So, a few days back, I took a 131.15 mile round trip. (I know, absurdly precise, but it was imperative for the math behind this.) I went from Jersey to Pennsylvania, mostly using County Roads in Jersey on the way out, and there were a few 25 mph zones and some red lights along the way. On the...
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    Thermoquad on a 318?

    My Fifth Avenue is a 1988 model from Jersey. As far as I know, Jersey models don't have any special configurations, unlike the California/ High Altitude cars that I've read are setup differently. And being that the heads aren't required, I think I'll leave them alone then. I'm looking to spend...
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    Comment by 'The Director' in item 'Basic Blue And Salon Yellow'

    The coupe Diplomats are awesome... they should've made them longer to be honest. Oh, and is it the angle of the picture, or are those current tires staggered?
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    Thermoquad on a 318?

    I never knew that Rochesters were put into M-Bodies.... good to know. I'll definitely change the intake and open up my exhaust to support the 4 barrel setup, but I'm curious if I need the 360 heads, or if this is just a performance option. I've heard of someone doing that actual mod on a car...
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    Problems with NEW brake calipers.....UGH!

    Exactly.... it's not nice when both natural forces and stupidity jointly work against a car project. What confuses me is that they found the "mystery fluid," and didn't think to ask if I'd like it flushed while they had the car torn apart anyway. I would've gave them a couple extra bucks for...
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    Problems with NEW brake calipers.....UGH!

    I've had an annoyance with my drum brakes a few months ago. One was dragging a lot, and on the other, my emergency brake was partially engaged, and wouldn't come off it. So, I found that the wheel cylinders were screwed up. I got new wheel cylinders. Well, that solved the drag issue, and the...
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    Does anyone remember this ?

    The video where I saw that 24'' rim set was this: Personally, that type of rims aren't my thing, but I like the paintjob on the car. I don't see that type of blue on Fifth Avenues.
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    Does anyone remember this ?

    The Fifth Avenue in that article screams the early '00s. Pimp My Ride is the first thing I thought of, to be honest. But, to answer the question, this article is actually a first to me, since I've never actually read Popular Hot Rodding before. I've read the Hot Rod magazine before, but I've...
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    Comment by 'The Director' in item '1987 5th In Germany'

    Nice ride! Just curious, will it see a test on the Autobahn or in some of the narrow city streets?
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    Thermoquad on a 318?

    Funny enough, now it looks like I have the perfect excuse to throw that Thermoquad on, being that my factory carb just started to leak some gas, and I'd rather just replace it. But yeah, I doubt that the motorhome guys cared as much about the carb difference. That Travco was 32' and I doubt...
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    Thermoquad on a 318?

    That's strange for it to be intended for a 360.... because the motor it powered was a 440. And, if anybody's wondering why this carb is off the motorhome, it's because we replaced it with a different carb, but this one still ran the thing. I'm pretty sure it just needs some rebuilding or...
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