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Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105044 06/05/19 08:10 PM
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Tuxedo_Ranch Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Oh yeah, I almost forgot.

I decided on a name for my wife's Raider also, "HELGA". It just seemed to fit. Of course she's the pretty one.

I've been driving HELGA around since HAGAR has been in the shop. Finally have her fine tuned and running like a top. I still need to change out her transmission, transfer-case and differential fluids, but I think that is going to have to wait until HAGAR can play in the mud a bit this weekend (I hope).

She's been getting around 17 mpg into and around town on the last tank. That was before I had the carb and shifting tuned, so should be even better on this tank. Automatic tranny just won't get as good.


87 GEN1 Raider 5-spd w/ Weber (HAGAR)
87 GEN1 Monty 5-spd stock (LUCKY EDDIE)
88 GEN1 Raider A/T w/ Weber (HELGA)
87 Ford Ranger STX 5-spd 2.9L V6
95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

WELCOME TO MY "USED" CAR LOT
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Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105051 06/06/19 01:07 AM
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My daughter's 87 Raider, Scar, reportedly achieved 22 mpg from Phoenix to NorCal, with AC and 33" tires...

2.6L, Thorley header, automatic.

Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105053 06/06/19 02:32 AM
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Tuxedo_Ranch Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Wow, that's really good. Mine was mostly short trips, nothing longer than 4 miles at a stretch without a stop sign.

How does hers manage to get that kind of mileage, I must be doing something wrong.
Any suggestions?

Thanks


87 GEN1 Raider 5-spd w/ Weber (HAGAR)
87 GEN1 Monty 5-spd stock (LUCKY EDDIE)
88 GEN1 Raider A/T w/ Weber (HELGA)
87 Ford Ranger STX 5-spd 2.9L V6
95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

WELCOME TO MY "USED" CAR LOT
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105055 06/06/19 02:54 AM
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Roxy, my 87 Raider, hardly ever did better than 16 mpg, stick, lots of highway.

Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105058 06/06/19 06:47 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
Ha, I logged my mileage for the first 10,000 miles driving my Raider (3.0, stick, 31" tires) and other than a few peaks at 17+ I was averaging 15.6-16, mostly highway.


1989 Dodge Raider V6
2001 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L
2008 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 4wd
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Bigshankhank] #1105061 06/07/19 04:13 AM
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Not unreasonable.

Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105068 06/10/19 03:15 PM
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Tuxedo_Ranch Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Aaaauurrgghh, HAGAR didn't make it out of the shop yet. Probably a good thing, I have lots of other things that needed done. I spent 12 hrs Saturday on the tractor doing dirt work to correct my drive and a bunch of other washed out areas.

I'm just ready to get him home and put on his new shoes to see how he looks. Oh well, "If it was meant to be it would be", "Patience make the heart grow fonder" and all that jazz.

From what everyone is saying, I guess 17mpg with an A/T around town isn't so bad. Guess I'll have to keep it around : ) . Just kidding, wouldn't get rid of HELGA if someone offered me twice what I paid for her.


87 GEN1 Raider 5-spd w/ Weber (HAGAR)
87 GEN1 Monty 5-spd stock (LUCKY EDDIE)
88 GEN1 Raider A/T w/ Weber (HELGA)
87 Ford Ranger STX 5-spd 2.9L V6
95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

WELCOME TO MY "USED" CAR LOT
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105069 06/10/19 03:20 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
To be clear, the mileage I was recording dropped by about 2-3 mpg when I installed the Kelly A/T tires from the old Primewell highway tires, last couple tanks before I reached 10,000 miles in my log were upper 14's to low 15's. It ain't pretty.


1989 Dodge Raider V6
2001 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L
2008 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 4wd
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105070 06/10/19 03:30 PM
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Posts: 84
Tuxedo_Ranch Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hey ya all, can someone help me out? How come I can't seem to make this my "Avatar".

thanks ahead of time.

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87 GEN1 Raider 5-spd w/ Weber (HAGAR)
87 GEN1 Monty 5-spd stock (LUCKY EDDIE)
88 GEN1 Raider A/T w/ Weber (HELGA)
87 Ford Ranger STX 5-spd 2.9L V6
95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

WELCOME TO MY "USED" CAR LOT
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105078 06/13/19 04:01 AM
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rxinhed Offline
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Fixed 'ya

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