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Sarcasm doesn't come across in text, I do hope you're joking. I fart and one of my fleet cars has another 80k on it.
 

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My 77 has only 6k more than yours, lol. And it IS an OLD car being 34 years old. My 97 Dodge Van has over 362K miles and still going strong.
 

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You need to drive that thing more Kenny, mine was my grandpas car, he didn't drive it much, I drove it throughout highschool and a few years after, then it sat 6 years, I've been driving it again for about 2 years now, and the speedo was broken for about 8 years, and it still shows almost 150k.
 

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True, but I like that it is a low mileage car so to speak, lol. In 2001 or 2002 when my grandparents bought the car from a local auction it had only 17,4?? miles on the odometer and the OEM FR15 tires still on all 5 rims. By the time I bought it in 2003 it had just under 25K. So I have put a few miles on it. IMO it will be a sad day when it rolls over 100K mark.

I may drive it more when I buy, costume rebuild and install both a Vortec 350 and 700R4 transmission. With the two I am hoping to get around 25mpg on the highway. And still launch faster than many of these fart can imports.
 

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May want to lower the rear end ratio a bit when you do that, but that sounds more than reasonable.
 

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3.08 would put you at a higher final ratio than you have now, if that helps your decision.
 

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OP, that aint close to broken in yet. I think my next oil change will be considered broken in status for me. I only have 284,500 on it.
 

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Hey, just be thankful they didn't put the quad four motors in there.
 

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^^ yes, but Don lives in Racine. That takes years off your car's life.
 

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Normally the 3.8L can go 300k+ miles.....in Racine, we'd be lucky to see 1/3. You've seen how President's age? Double that speed for your car and self in Racine. :p
 

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Think about it, Americas car companies are based in the Midwest, they're trying to stimulate sales!
 
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