Car Forums  

Go Back   Car Forums > Vehicle Specific > Classic Cars
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2008, 08:14 PM   #16
Need4Speed90
CF Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: noneya, BFE
Posts: 9
Yea, we got the mustang all figured out, thats not what this posting was about. But anyway.. is there a way for me to drop a factory 6 into the nova and make it more fuel efficient?
Need4Speed90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2008, 05:49 AM   #17
corbett_auto
CF Addict
 
corbett_auto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: just west of Charlotte, NC
Posts: 448
What range of economy are you looking for? (MPG)...

Here are a few things you could do:
  • electronic ignition
  • get it properly tuned by someone who knows what they are doing
  • convert to manual trans
  • change rear gear ratio
  • change your driving habits--- ease into the throttle
  • I'm sure there are more....

Even in stock form I'd guess you could expect 15 - 25 MPG and after some tweaking you may be able to reach numbers near 30MPG... The thing to remember is acceleration and fuel economy are inversely proportional.

Adding FI would be an option too, but I was trying to keep the list on an economic level.
__________________
corbett_auto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 05:48 AM   #18
Need4Speed90
CF Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: noneya, BFE
Posts: 9
thank you, i was planning on putting a t5 in and taking the auto out. what will the rear gear ratio do? and what is FI?
Need4Speed90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 02:34 PM   #19
thefonz
CF Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 250
FI = Fuel Injection
thefonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 04:19 AM   #20
corbett_auto
CF Addict
 
corbett_auto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: just west of Charlotte, NC
Posts: 448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Need4Speed90
thank you, i was planning on putting a T in and taking the auto out. what will the rear gear ratio do? and what is FI?

I was referring to the gearing in the rear end. By going to a numerically lower number ring and pinion gear the engine will be turning less RPMs at any given speed which can help fuel economy.... this will however cause it to accelerate much slower. Before you decide on this route... do some reading and ask enough questions to make an intelligent decision on what to change to.
__________________
corbett_auto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2011 Car Forums. All rights reserved.