Hi, David -
I have only checked the mileage on my BJ8 a few times, but the best I have
ever got is about 22 mpg on long open-road top-down cruises with stock
engine/head/HD8 carbs and tuning by Colortune.
Havelock, NC USA
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Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 11:34 AM
Subject: "Your Mileage May Vary"
I've been poking around in the many books and article reprints about
that I have, and can find next to nothing about what kind of gas mileage
various Healeys get.
I guess the lack of information is an indication that gas mileage for these
cars is irrelevant, and misses the point completely, in that they are a
to drive regardless of whatever the fuel economy is..
Still, I have been wondering how the mileage compares between the different
models, engines and carb setups. I recall that my car got about 18 mpg with
the twin HDs before restoration and conversion back to the correct triple
Also wondered how much better it is with the 4 cylinder engines than with
I have not put enough miles on it since, to see if there is a significant
mileage / range difference now.
Would listers mind indicating their carb / engine / modifications (if any)
condition, and the city/hwy mileage and range? -Just curious.
David W. Jones
'62 Mk II BT7 tricarb
Cumberland, RI USA