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Holley economaster for six cyl


Understand using a holly economaster on my six will improve gas mileage 

any suggestions ?

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If your six is using too much gas you should probably be checking for a leak somewhere.

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Lefty wrote:

Understand using a holly economaster on my six will improve gas mileage 

any suggestions ?

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 Hopefully eventually you will get a semi serious answer to your question. Have you been on line looking into this carb. Try some of the GM inline forums. A man in Michigan who knows everything there is to know about inline GM sixes could answer your question his name is TOM LANGDON. Langdon's Stovebolt 6. Cheers. George.



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Guys, Dan actually drives and enjoys travelling long distances in his beautiful 63 Beau. (more than any car enthusiast I know). I'd suggest an alternative ignition source (i.e: HEI, for hotter-cleaner combustion). May help alleviate "leaning into the gas pedal" while travelling over the hills to the Okanagan.

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jlysholm wrote:
Thanks jlysholm.
just looking for an improvement resisting the urge to put a v8 in it.
wont be traveling as much this yr, to penticton and Seattle and a few local shows to meet the guys.
hope to see you at penticton 

Guys, Dan actually drives and enjoys travelling long distances in his beautiful 63 Beau. (more than any car enthusiast I know). I'd suggest an alternative ignition source (i.e: HEI, for hotter-cleaner combustion). May help alleviate "leaning into the gas pedal" while travelling over the hills to the Okanagan.


 



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Guys, Dan actually drives and enjoys travelling long distances in his beautiful 63 Beau. (more than any car enthusiast I know). I'd suggest an alternative ignition source (i.e: HEI, for hotter-cleaner combustion). May help alleviate "leaning into the gas pedal" while travelling over the hills to the Okanagan.


 Oh Kyle, I just like giving Dan a hard time and to me he set himself up for it here.  He has more money than you and me put together so I like to get a reaction from him.  I have been driving an LS7 with a little over 600 horse the last little while and it definitely is fun but out on the road and pure cruising my little six serves me more than well.  I know Dan pretty good and have had some dealing with him so love to get a rise out of him when I can.



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Jmont ! You have more money then I do !! If I had your money I would burn mine
besides you know if I see something new I have to have it
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jlysholm wrote:

Guys, Dan actually drives and enjoys travelling long distances in his beautiful 63 Beau. (more than any car enthusiast I know). I'd suggest an alternative ignition source (i.e: HEI, for hotter-cleaner combustion). May help alleviate "leaning into the gas pedal" while travelling over the hills to the Okanagan.


 Oh Kyle, I just like giving Dan a hard time and to me he set himself up for it here.  He has more money than you and me put together so I like to get a reaction from him.  I have been driving an LS7 with a little over 600 horse the last little while and it definitely is fun but out on the road and pure cruising my little six serves me more than well.  I know Dan pretty good and have had some dealing with him so love to get a rise out of him when I can.


 



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My comment wasn't directed towards you Jerel, it was more towards the comment that has been "removed" from this thread. I'm going to attempt driving my car all the way to Victoria in July. Sure, I can afford the premium @7MPG, but I'll still be bitch'n about the 500+ dollars I'll spend on the fuel round trip! Maybe you'd be willing to loan me sum of your big bucks to offset the ridiculous cost? It ONLY costs me $65 each way to Penticton! Haha! :p

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If you need a place to stay in surrey let me know
darn I missed the comment that was removed !
what show are you going to in July ?
 Wow ! $500 on gas guess my little six using $70 to Penticton is pretty good
PS hello from Vegas and beautiful sunny weather
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My comment wasn't directed towards you Jerel, it was more towards the comment that has been "removed" from this thread. I'm going to attempt driving my car all the way to Victoria in July. Sure, I can afford the premium @7MPG, but I'll still be bitch'n about the 500+ dollars I'll spend on the fuel round trip! Maybe you'd be willing to loan me sum of your big bucks to offset the ridiculous cost? It ONLY costs me $65 each way to Penticton! Haha! :p


 



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See Kyle what Dan saves with his six lunger. He is checking in from Vegas, a couple weeks ago was England, month before that was St. Something in the Caribbean. Do I need to go on any further? Takes more than pop can returns to do this.

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...And before the Caribbean trip Dan was sailing onboard a cruise ship in Holland! Jeezzz!!! Ya,he doesn't have a leg to stand on regarding fuel savings! (he can afford the fuel in his 6 banger) :p

Dan, No car show in Victoria July 10 thru 14. It's my Bday weekend, and I'm staying at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Traveling in the Beau so I can scare the hell out'a all my old NAVY buddies!

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That will be fun.
make sure you ask them to board you last so you can be in a spot where someone will not open their door into the side of your car..
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...And before the Caribbean trip Dan was sailing onboard a cruise ship in Holland! Jeezzz!!! Ya,he doesn't have a leg to stand on regarding fuel savings! (he can afford the fuel in his 6 banger) :p

Dan, No car show in Victoria July 10 thru 14. It's my Bday weekend, and I'm staying at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Traveling in the Beau so I can scare the hell out'a all my old NAVY buddies!


 



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Lefty wrote:

Understand using a holly economaster on my six will improve gas mileage 

any suggestions ?

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 Your 194 when properly tuned should be getting around 30 to 35 Imperial MPG highway if you keep your foot out of the main jet. That means trying to keep it to 100 km/h. If you put your foot into it then you are using a lot more fuel and also you are finding out the shortcomings of the inline six manifolding. If all is as it should be then I doubt there would be much of an improvement. I suppose it depends on the type of driving that you do.

Your Acadian should have a Rochester BV on it. Personally I would sooner rebuild it than scout for an Economaster (do they even still make them?). Interestingly enough, when Taxi equipment was specified (B07) GM would often substitute a Carter YF with lean idle settings. By 68 they were all running the new Rochester Monojet (I have several in rebuildable condition).

 

About 30 years ago a friend installed a Holley Economaster 1-barrel onto his 67 Biscayne 250. I don't know if he saw any fuel savings, but if you are replacing a worn out carb then yes it will improve the current fuel consumption.



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