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post 15 Dec 2013, 09:24
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Using the new-fangled www.fuelly.com I've been keeping track of The Guzzler's appetite for petrol.

On my latest fill I managed to crack the magic 20mpg barrier - 20.6mpg
Ta da! 3 cheers for me etc. (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
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post 15 Dec 2013, 10:07
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 15 Dec 2013, 09:24 ) *
Using the new-fangled www.fuelly.com I've been keeping track of The Guzzler's appetite for petrol.

On my latest fill I managed to crack the magic 20mpg barrier - 20.6mpg
Ta da! 3 cheers for me etc. (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
Well done Webmonster, My little Moggy does 32 mpg on lpg.or there abouts, depends how i drive it. I bet my Cowley dos'nt do that when it's finished. This is Maurice.
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post 15 Dec 2013, 11:21
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On my latest fill I managed to crack the magic 20mpg barrier - 20.6mpg


What sort of driving would be involved here?

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post 15 Dec 2013, 15:21
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QUOTE (Danny @ 15 Dec 2013, 04:21 ) *
What sort of driving would be involved here?

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Granny.... I'll bet on it. (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post 16 Dec 2013, 02:12
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It's Danny actually (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

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post 16 Dec 2013, 02:16
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QUOTE (Danny @ 15 Dec 2013, 19:12 ) *



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post 16 Dec 2013, 03:20
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QUOTE (Llansadwrn @ 16 Dec 2013, 04:21 ) *

(IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Cheeky young upstart...

Almost all Guzzler's driving is around town. New Plymouth is not huge - population of c.55,000, I think, but most roads are hilly.
So most trips are short in distance and time.
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post 16 Dec 2013, 03:26
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QUOTE (mrblue @ 15 Dec 2013, 23:07 ) *
Well done Webmonster, My little Moggy does 32 mpg on lpg.or there abouts, depends how i drive it. I bet my Cowley dos'nt do that when it's finished. This is Maurice.

Maurice is a handsome chap (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

No reason your Cowley won't get 25+mpg.

I wouldn't mind a few more mpg from The Guzzler if possible. I'm certainly thinking about replacing the cooling fan with an electric one.
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post 16 Dec 2013, 03:38
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Put the proper cam back in it? (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif)

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post 16 Dec 2013, 11:01
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 16 Dec 2013, 03:26 ) *
Maurice is a handsome chap (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

No reason your Cowley won't get 25+mpg.

I wouldn't mind a few more mpg from The Guzzler if possible. I'm certainly thinking about replacing the cooling fan with an electric one.
Thankyou for that Webmonster. 3 year rebiuld from the shell upwards, inc mg 1300 engine with big bore exhaust on 4 branch, 11/2 h2 su, 5 speed ford type 9, midgt 3.9 diff, lpg & petrol. i had a massive problem when finished with bad vibration, it was that bad the speedo went blurred. in the end it turned out to be the new engine mounts, i put the original ones in & it totally it. so much for modern rubber. a leccy fan should certainly improve the guzzlers mpg. i might just do that with maurice as he tends to get A LITTLE HOT on tickover running on lpg.
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post 17 Dec 2013, 09:46
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QUOTE (Danny @ 16 Dec 2013, 16:38 ) *
Put the proper cam back in it? (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif)

Granny

I'm seriously considering it, Gr/D/anny (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

At some point I'll want to replace the front seal, so timing cover would come off. At the very least I'd want to check the timing is dialled in correctly.

But, by removing other bits and pieces (distributor, cam followers etc) is it possible to remove and replace the camshaft with the engine in situ? (if I do decide to replace the camshaft)
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post 17 Dec 2013, 10:01
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QUOTE (mrblue @ 17 Dec 2013, 00:01 ) *
Thankyou for that Webmonster. 3 year rebiuld from the shell upwards, inc mg 1300 engine with big bore exhaust on 4 branch, 11/2 h2 su, 5 speed ford type 9, midgt 3.9 diff, lpg & petrol. i had a massive problem when finished with bad vibration, it was that bad the speedo went blurred. in the end it turned out to be the new engine mounts, i put the original ones in & it totally it. so much for modern rubber.

That's quite an extensive list of mods. I imagine it goes well (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
Was the new engine mount too stiff?

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a leccy fan should certainly improve the guzzlers mpg. i might just do that with maurice as he tends to get A LITTLE HOT on tickover running on lpg.

Interesting that it is LPG only where Maurice gets too hot. Not too lean at tick-over is it? (I have no idea how the mixture would be adjusted on an LPG car).

I'm glad you think a leccy fan would help. It can also get too hot if stuck in a traffic jam (the Cowley and Oxford never do). I've got a 25amp dynamo and solid-state voltage regulator to help out the battery with extra things like a fan

Pip(?) has a leccy fan in his 4/44 and he gets over 30mpg which is extremely good, I think.
I don't, in my wildest fantasies, expect The Guzzler to get near 30mpg... (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/coffee.gif)
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post 17 Dec 2013, 11:03
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But, by removing other bits and pieces (distributor, cam followers etc) is it possible to remove and replace the camshaft with the engine in situ? (if I do decide to replace the camshaft)


It is possible on the 6/90, although I've never done it. I reckon if your sump comes off and the front bodywork doesn't need a hole cutting in it, then it should.

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post 17 Dec 2013, 13:25
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 17 Dec 2013, 10:01 ) *
Pip(?) has a leccy fan in his 4/44 and he gets over 30mpg which is extremely good, I think.
I don't, in my wildest fantasies, expect The Guzzler to get near 30mpg... (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/coffee.gif)

Yes I removed the fan blades when I decided to fit the electric fan a good few years ago as it is supposed to help, I've only been taking note of the actual fuel usage this year though so don't know what effect if it made.

Oxy is only a 1250cc engine though so that probably helps in not being too thirsty.

It looks like I get 26-28mpg on lots of short or involving a lot of stop/start traffic light etc. journeys, and easily above 35mpg if doing lengthy motorway non-stop journeys at 50-55mph even with a very heavy load (only stopping to fill up with fuel and the odd coffee break etc).

About 30mpg on reasonable runs that avoid motorways or lengthy uninterrupted runs (I find motorways boring at this speed particularly if not heavy traffic which otherwise tends to give the impression of keeping up with the flow, but have to use on longer / time limited journeys).

I sometimes wonder whether I should consider an LPG conversion.
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post 17 Dec 2013, 19:29
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Hey Webmoster, nice to see someone else is using Fuelly too _b (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Edit: and Pip too!

-Indy

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post 18 Dec 2013, 08:47
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QUOTE (Indiana_Jones @ 18 Dec 2013, 08:29 ) *
Hey Webmoster, nice to see someone else is using Fuelly too _b (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Edit: and Pip too!

-Indy

Hi Indy! How is sunny Dunedin? (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Fuelly is useful - it makes me write down the mileage when I fill up so I do it 'properly'.
I'd certainly like to get the Guzzler clawing its way above 20mpg all the time...
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My old 16/60 does 32.5 MPG @ 55 MPH & 22 MPG round town.

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post 21 Dec 2013, 10:29
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 18 Dec 2013, 08:47 ) *
Hi Indy! How is sunny Dunedin? (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Fuelly is useful - it makes me write down the mileage when I fill up so I do it 'properly'.
I'd certainly like to get the Guzzler clawing its way above 20mpg all the time...


My Series I Isis returns an average of around 25 mpg - you have heavy shoes...

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post 23 Dec 2013, 21:03
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QUOTE (Howard Dent @ 21 Dec 2013, 23:29 ) *
My Series I Isis returns an average of around 25 mpg - you have heavy shoes...

You are probably correct about the heavy shoes... but only occasionally. It's a fine sounding engine & exhaust note (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
Next time I take it on a long trip I'll see what mpg I get. It does most of its travel around town.
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...and after the most recent fill up fuelly.com tells me I've got 22.2mpg, which isn't too shabby (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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