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Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105044
06/05/19 08:10 PM
06/05/19 08:10 PM
Tuxedo_Ranch  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 56
Hutchinson, Kansas
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 Dodge Raider 5-speed 2.6L w/ Weber
'87 Ford Ranger STX 5-speed 2.9L V6
‘88 GEN1 Dodge Raider AT 2.6L w/ Weber (The newest addition to the family)
'95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
'99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

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Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105051
06/06/19 01:07 AM
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rxinhed  Offline
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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.


1988 Mighty Max turbo 2.6 service body
1980 Power Wagon W400
Sundry Mitsubishi Montero Gen 1 parts, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Max parts
Parts vehicles: 89 LS Montero 4-door, 2002 Sport AWD
For Sale: #277 Montero
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105053
06/06/19 02:32 AM
06/06/19 02:32 AM
Tuxedo_Ranch  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 56
Hutchinson, Kansas
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 Dodge Raider 5-speed 2.6L w/ Weber
'87 Ford Ranger STX 5-speed 2.9L V6
‘88 GEN1 Dodge Raider AT 2.6L w/ Weber (The newest addition to the family)
'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
06/06/19 02:54 AM
rxinhed  Offline
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Roxy, my 87 Raider, hardly ever did better than 16 mpg, stick, lots of highway.


1988 Mighty Max turbo 2.6 service body
1980 Power Wagon W400
Sundry Mitsubishi Montero Gen 1 parts, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Max parts
Parts vehicles: 89 LS Montero 4-door, 2002 Sport AWD
For Sale: #277 Montero
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105058
06/06/19 06:47 PM
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Bigshankhank  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 69
Tampa Bay Area
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
06/07/19 04:13 AM
rxinhed  Offline
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Not unreasonable.


1988 Mighty Max turbo 2.6 service body
1980 Power Wagon W400
Sundry Mitsubishi Montero Gen 1 parts, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Max parts
Parts vehicles: 89 LS Montero 4-door, 2002 Sport AWD
For Sale: #277 Montero
Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105068
06/10/19 03:15 PM
06/10/19 03:15 PM
Tuxedo_Ranch  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 56
Hutchinson, Kansas
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 Dodge Raider 5-speed 2.6L w/ Weber
'87 Ford Ranger STX 5-speed 2.9L V6
‘88 GEN1 Dodge Raider AT 2.6L w/ Weber (The newest addition to the family)
'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
06/10/19 03:20 PM
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Bigshankhank  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 69
Tampa Bay Area
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
06/10/19 03:30 PM
Tuxedo_Ranch  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 56
Hutchinson, Kansas
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 Dodge Raider 5-speed 2.6L w/ Weber
'87 Ford Ranger STX 5-speed 2.9L V6
‘88 GEN1 Dodge Raider AT 2.6L w/ Weber (The newest addition to the family)
'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
06/13/19 04:01 AM
rxinhed  Offline
Trail Leader
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,209
Montero Ranch *****
Fixed 'ya


1988 Mighty Max turbo 2.6 service body
1980 Power Wagon W400
Sundry Mitsubishi Montero Gen 1 parts, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Max parts
Parts vehicles: 89 LS Montero 4-door, 2002 Sport AWD
For Sale: #277 Montero
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