When I was driving my roadster every day, I got about 20 mpg around town (my
2002 Maxima gets about 21 around town). But out on the highway I got about
35 mpg, which is slightly better than what my Maxima gets.
I drive them both about the same way - vigorously.
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> I have a 68 spl that a couple year back I did an engine conversion
> to a U20 and now I'm planning on swapping the motor back to an R for
> economical reasons. I used to get 30+ MPG with the old worn out R that
> was in the car. The U20 that is currently in the car probably get 18
> MPG, if even that. Does that sound right? It is mostly driven around
> town and country roads with a little freeway driving.
> I'm running S/U's with RA needles and a "B" cam and MSD for
> ignition, 390 gears. and 195/60/14 tires. I know there are a few people
> out there with a very similar U20 roadster setup and was wonder if they
> get lousy mileage too. So what U20 mileage do you get?
> I forgot the heavy foot part, too. I love my U20 power but it's mileage
> Bill Cole