posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 11:45 PM
Originally posted by I See You
I drive a full size Ford Bronco with a modified 302....yeah it sucks gas.
I also drive a full size Bronco(1993) as stated in my earlier post. Mine is a 351 Windsor. This is my 3rd bronco and out of the three it gets the best
mileage. My first was an 89' with a 302 & got about 13 miles to the gallon. My second was an 87' with a carborated 351' with hooker headers running
dual exhaust straight pipe out the rear. Very fast, powerful and loud. But that truck got about 5 miles to the gallon. I had a Carter 650cfm carb on
it adjusted to get the max power I could get. I moved out to Colorado and got rid of it fast. Great rock crawling truck but I wanted something more
economical and environmentally friendly. But I still wanted a Bronco so I found a 93' with all the emissions on it and bought it. It's got the 351
Windsor and I get approximately 16 to 18 miles to the gallon highway with a 30 gallon tank. Unfortunately I cannot afford to drive it to work so me
and my wife are sharing her Cavalier which gets about 26 miles to the gallon highway.
I am currently looking into hybrid and possibly all electric as well as other fuels like diesel. With a diesel you can use vegetable oil as fuel with
little modification to the engine. Really you just need to install a second gas tank that is heated using your coolant lines. You only need that
during the winter so you can heat the oil up for a better consistency. If you do not it will be to thick and gunk up the engine.
Basically you drive for about 3 to 5 miles, then switch to the vegetable tank and when you have about 3 to 5 miles left to you destination you switch
back to regular diesel. You switch back so you flush out all the vegetable oil so it does not clog your lines. If you are savvy enough you can use
used oil from a fast food restaurant, but you will need to clean it up.
There are many other possibilities out there. It just takes a few bucks and some time. But in the end it shure is worth it.
Here are a couple of links about the diesels.
[edit on 1-9-2005 by jmilici]