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To: "Healeys" <healeys@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Fw: "Your Mileage May Vary"
From: "Rich C" <richchrysler@quickclic.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 21:58:59 -0500
>I recall a trip to Oconomowoc, Wis. to the AHCA Conclave back in 1983 where 
>we had 4 Healeys (all 6 cylinder models)running together on the highway for 
>hours (tankfulls) at a time. We'd pull in, fuel up and run together 'till 
>next fill up so this was an excellent opportunity to really compare series. 
>I'd have to say all 4 cars were in great shape, well tuned, and all ran top 
>down, each with 2 adults and luggage aboard. Conditions, hot sunny summer 
>weather 75 degrees F average.
> The average for the trip was the following (keep in mind, all highway and 
> all in miles per imperial gallon where a U.S. gallon is 4/5 of an imperial 
> gallon)
> 100/6 BN6 averaged 19.5 MPG
> 3000 BN7 averaged 25 MPG
> 3000 BT7 Tricarb averaged 27.5 MPG
> 3000 BJ8 averaged 24.5 MPG
> A number of years later while running my BN2 to Breckenridge, Co. I 
> averaged 27.5 MPG on the highway, but that included some mountain grades, 
> high altitudes, etc.
> Rich Chrysler
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "davidwjones" <davidwjones@cox.net>
> To: <healeys@Autox.Team.Net>
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 11:34 AM
> Subject: "Your Mileage May Vary"
>> Hi List,
>> I've been poking around in the many books and article reprints about 
>> Healeys
>> 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 
>> hoot
>> 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
>> HS4s.
>> Also wondered how much better it is with the 4 cylinder engines than with 
>> the
>> sixes.
>> 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

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