Lotus Elan

Gas

PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:20 pm

I did a business trip in my Weber carbed Super Safety back in the 70's, a good bit of it on I 71 and I 75 and I tracked my mileage. Most of the trip was at 70-75mph with the hood stowed, so not the best aero configuration. IIRC, I acheived just under 30, something like 29.8mpUSG.

Roger


>> ***@***.*** 4/20/05 7:52:45 PM >>>

Honestly, I was basing my statement on the published mileage for the ?lan
from the mid 60's which states 22-26mpg (that's imperial gallons). My point
was that the Corvette probably isn't a good example of a gas guzzling car
(at least not the new Vette).

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In a message dated 4/20/05 04:55:52 PM, ***@***.***es:

<< I have seen them get

30 MPG on the freeway (although 26 MPG is more typical). That's probably

better than the ?lan. >>

If your Elan can't get 30 MPG on the highway, it's time to change the air cleaner, pull the carbs apart, adjust the plug gap, and adjust the timing,
or
shift into 4th.

Frank Howard
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PostPost by: rodbean » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:28 pm

I can confirm that. I don't know what sort of mileage my Elan gets ...
I would guess something in the 22-25 mpg range,
but my 2004 Z06 averaged 26 (per the onboard computer) on a recent 1000+
mile road trip. That included heavy work traffic in LA and San
Francisco in both directions. On the highway, it was more like 28-30.
Amazing to me. I doubt if my MX5 will get that. Of course the Corvette
does need premium fuel but I'm still impressed.

On the track though, the mileage is probably in single digits (haven't
checked that yet).

Rod Bean




Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 17:49:56 -0400
From: "Nick Giovas" <***@***.***>
Subject: RE: Gas

Obviously I like my Elan, but to respond to your Corvette comment - the new
C6 is rated at 28 MPG (with 6 speed transmission) and I have seen them get
30 MPG on the freeway (although 26 MPG is more typical). That's probably
better than the ?lan.

-----Original Message-----
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Of Steve Foster
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 7:29 AM
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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Gas


This week, here in Upstate New York, we are paying around $2.29 for Regular
and $2.59 for Premium. I'm told that in some places in California it's over
$3.00 per gallon. With the recent run up in gas prices I'm wondering how
much you guys across the pond in England and Europe are paying?

It makes me really glad I drive an Elan that I can afford to put gas in, and
not something like a 427 Corvette. I sure do wish I some stock in Exxon
Mobil and not just one of their credit cards. Steve

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:11 pm

Hey, Rod,
Your petrol may be cheaper in Oz than the UK, but your beer tastes like
donkey piss!
Let's see if Les is listening too?!

Cheers,
Pete.


***@***.***e:

In Oz we are paying approx $US5.5 per US gallon for unleaded.

Heh Marc I hope you weren't looking for sympathy with your comparison
between rates of increase in price.

Rod

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-----Original Message-----
From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
Behalf Of Marc Fuller

Another thing that is interesting (but also not politically correct for
current administration supporters) is how much US gas prices have risen
compared to UK prices over the last few years.

In July 1999 the average end user price (in US$ per liter including tax)
was $1.23 in the UK and $.31 in the US.

From first week of April average prices reported in financial papers (82p
and $2.22) it seems that liter price comparisons are now $1.57 in the UK
and $.59 in the US.

This is a 90% cost increase for us in the US compared to a relatively
modest 24% increase for the Brits.





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PostPost by: poiuyt » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:01 am

Gas prices are actually similar throughout most of the world.
Variations in price have more to do with cost of delivery and
taxes. Most countries place huge taxes on gasoline compared to the
US. Also, in the US there ate close to 20 different blends mandated
due to air quality in various places. This also increases the cost
to the user.

The cost at the well is the same for everyone.

Steve B.


--- In ***@***.***, "Gareth Flanagan" <[email protected]> wrote:
84p per ***@***.***es per gallon that's ?3.81 and at the
current exchange rate...its approx $7.33 per gallon.....although
IIRC

the imperial gallon is bigger than the us gallon....1(imp gal)=
1.2 (US

gal)....
So therefore is about ?6.10 per gallon.......

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Behalf Of Steve Foster
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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Gas



This week, here in Upstate New York, we are paying around $2.29 for
Regular and $2.59 for Premium. I'm told that in some places in
California it's over
$3.00 per gallon. With the recent run up in gas prices I'm
wondering

how
much you guys across the pond in England and Europe are paying?

It makes me really glad I drive an Elan that I can afford to put
gas in,

and
not something like a 427 Corvette. I sure do wish I some stock in
Exxon
Mobil and not just one of their credit cards. Steve







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