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    Sticky: I have a 5.3, 4L60e with stock computer in my 59...

    I have a 5.3, 4L60e with stock computer in my 59 Apache Suburban. I was getting 20 highway before I replaced the rear gears. Went from the low 3's to a 2:83. Now getting a solid 22 mpg. At 70 mph I'm...
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    Sticky: It's been over a year since my only mpg test. I...

    It's been over a year since my only mpg test. I replaced my air filter with a larger cone filter. Tested it last weekend a getting a solid 20 mpg driving 70 to 75 no cruise control.
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    Sticky: 59 Suburban Update

    Had the computer re-tuned a few months ago and finally was able to check the mileage. This is on my 59 Suburban with a 2004 5.3 4L60e drivetrain. Driving between 75 and 83 mph 20 mpg!!!!!
    I'm...
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    Sticky: Update on the '59 Suburban

    I have finally been able to check my mileage a few times since installing the 5.3 in my '59 Suburban. The engine is still not 100%. I have to build a proper air intake and a few other things. My...
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    Sticky: Update on the 59 Suburban; Drove the Suburban...

    Update on the 59 Suburban;
    Drove the Suburban home (180 miles) with the 2004 5.3 and 4L60 Automatic. Only got 18 mpg. The computer is STILL not right though.
    It's better than the 13 mpg I used to...
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    I have heard this but common sense tells me it's...

    I have heard this but common sense tells me it's way more complicated. A few thoughts...

    I think it would depend largely on the shape of the vehicle and how much your compressor pulls from the...
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    I read somewhere that slowing the gas nozzle to...

    I read somewhere that slowing the gas nozzle to the low setting would not save gas but give a more accurate reading. Skeptical, I gave it a try. To my extreme surprise it saved me $$$. Where my...
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    Sticky: My Chrysler T & C was getting 20 mpg 50/50...

    My Chrysler T & C was getting 20 mpg 50/50 highway city.
    My 59 Suburban gets around 13. That's with the old 235 straight 6.
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    Gearhead. Whether it's a 4, 6, 8 or rotary I love...

    Gearhead. Whether it's a 4, 6, 8 or rotary I love breaking out the tools.
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    I've had it exactly 2 years but most of what you...

    I've had it exactly 2 years but most of what you see was done in 5 months. Do you have any pix of your truck?
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    Chrome was in good shape. I repainted the hood...

    Chrome was in good shape. I repainted the hood emblem since the photos. Still need to repaint the fender emblems. (black part)
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    Here is a better photo for color. It's torch red,...

    Here is a better photo for color. It's torch red, I think 2003 GM color.

    http://hesproductions.com/59sub/images/photo_album/images/59sub_with_dad_front.jpg
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    This is what it looked like when I found it. ...

    This is what it looked like when I found it.

    http://hesproductions.com/59sub/images/as_purchased_gallery/images/front_drivers.jpg
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    Classic Suburban

    Thought you people might want to see what a 1959 Suburban looked like.

    http://hotrodders.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/10636/size/big/cat/3080/page/1
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