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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2000, 07:10 PM
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Hello from a new member

Hello,

I just purchased my first 4WD vehicle this summer, a 1979 Scout II, and recently came across this web site. So, hello! I hope to learn more about my vehicle here, but let me start out with a pretty basic question: what sort of gas mileage can be expected from a '79 Scout (standard trans., 345 V8). I'm getting anywhere between 8 and 10 MPG for the most part. Yikes! Actually, it doesn't matter too much, since I didn't purchase this vehicle for commuting or anything like that. I'm only using it to have fun up in the mountains!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2000, 10:26 PM
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I'm proud of you. You filled out your profile without being asked. Good for you.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-09-2000, 03:32 AM
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your doing good 10 mpg is that off road? on road you might get 15.



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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-09-2000, 11:17 AM
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10 MPG is more of an average. I think I might get 12 or so pure highway driving, and down in the 6 to 8 range off road (well, not exactly "off road" - I try to stay on things that show at least some semblance to a road).

So, what do these little descriptions after our usernames mean - stranger, newbie, enthusiast, etc.? I'm guessing it is based on how many times you have posted. Is that close?

post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2000, 02:35 AM
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yep thats what they mean,
I get about 20 mpg on the flat land but i got the 196 4 in my 68 Scout 800 with 3.73 gears and a four speed get about 12 to 15 off road it's the hills that get me, will if I want to go up them fast. but I don't mind slow :-)

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2000, 02:46 PM
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WOW...ONLY 8-10 MPG, I GET @ 45 MPG...YOU SHOULD GET RID OF THAT THING NOW!!!

SELL IT TO ME FOR $100!!!!

-STEVE

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view my scouts at: www.easyfoto.com/scoutpix

ACTUALLY I AM SET UP MUCH RICHER THAN YOU ARE WITH A BORED OUT 318 (DODGE) RCHSTR Q-JET 4 BBL CARB, EDELBROCK PERFORMER INTAKE MANIFOLD.....

I GET @ 6 MPG IF I OPEN UP THE CARB (HWY SPEEDS @ 90 NO PROB) BUT ON A LIGHT FOOT HAVE GOTTEN 12-ish MPG.

OFFROAD OR IN SNOW EXPECT HALF OF YOUR BEST MPG.
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How'd you bolt up a 318? Change bell housing? Are the engine mounts compatible? I'm a new scout owner myself. I have a '63

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