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Valiantmike
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 1-2006
Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 6:01 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Just thought I would pass this on here. Received on another forum. Mike
Don't pump gas on May 15th.

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Don't pump gas on May 15th.

In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of
gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On May 15th 2007, all Americans are asked to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now almost $3.00 a gallon in most places.
There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the Internet and the average car takes about 20 to 30 dollars to fill up.

If all American s did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,200,000,000.00 (that's BILLION) out of the oil company's pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.

If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldn't) resend this titled 'Don't pump gas on May 15th'
64valiant
Senior Member
Post Number: 169
Registered: 1-2006


Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 9:12 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
From what I here that was some spam that some one had started up.

Lee
340, aluminum E-brock heads ported by
Ryan J @ (Shady Dell Speed shop),
six pack induction
four speed built by Passon with 2.66 first gear
8 3/4 with back brace, 4:10 gears,
spool and after market axles
mini tubed
Valiantmike
Advanced Member
Post Number: 43
Registered: 1-2006
Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 2:19 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I got it on FABO
Fstfish66
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 3-2007


Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 9:56 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
i seen something about boy cotting exxon/mobile,
not for one day but till the prices come back to 1.25 a gallon,,, i dont think thats gonna hapen,,
exxon/mobile the largest,,reporting record profits,,biggest profits since records have been kept,,,and gas it approching 4.00 very soon,,,,
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2006 chrysler pacifica
Neilb
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Post Number: 720
Registered: 12-2001


Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 10:00 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Ya, the prices here in Ottawa are really bad too. Why make $1 billion a year when you can make $2 billion? Or $3 billion? I guess they have us by the balls eh? Slant sixes are becoming popular, I've seen a few for sale....a couple of years ago I saw them for free.
'65 Barracuda Formula S
Ottawa, Ontario
http://cuda.enbcom.com
Hell_fish
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 3-2002


Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 11:40 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
273 gets better milage than a 225 Neil. :-) Anyways, the boycott is worthless. All the oil companies share product and a one day boycott has everyone buying gas the day before or the day after.
Drmindburger
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Post Number: 46
Registered: 3-2006


Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 11:44 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
What is the mileage on a 273. I seem to remember it was better than the 225 also. I heard varying reports in the low 20s if I recall. My 225 will get me 18 average if I don't honk it everywhere.
dr.mindburger
1966 Barracuda \6
bored .040 over
Hell_fish
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Post Number: 58
Registered: 3-2002


Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 6:18 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I have heard 23 to as high as 28 in a B-body. I read about a guy with a 318 getting 18 until he swapped in a motorcraft 2bbl carb and started 24.
340fish
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 11-2006


Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:13 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
The boycott is an interesting idea but i can't see how delaying buying gas for one day will have a significant impact... shouldn't we be NOT CONSUMING gas to make an impact?

Sean
7 MPG... and worth it.
Valiantmike
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Post Number: 47
Registered: 1-2006
Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 7:51 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Thats true. Most people that I'm talking with feel that boycotting one particular company (Exxon/Mobil), all the time will force them to lower their prices, causing an overall cheaper price. I'm going along with both plans, but I'm skeptical of any results, mostly because of the general publics apathy and unwillingness to do anything, combined with the enormous size and power of the oil companies. You'll never know until you try.
Fstfish66
Advanced Member
Post Number: 35
Registered: 3-2007


Friday, May 11, 2007 - 7:19 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
swapped to a 2 bbl,,,higher mileage???? hard to believe,,a 2 bbl has more cfm,,,then a 4 bbl primarys,, should get more mileage with a 4 bbl if you keep your foot out of it,,,i have a 241 C.I. hemi in my street rod,,,with a edelbrock 500 cfm 4 bbl,,custom cam,,,headers,,flow masters,,999 tranny,,,,tall tire 3;23 rear gears,,18 mpg at 70 mph,...with the a/c on,,,not trading a hemi for a slant,,not yet any way,,,,,
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2006 chrysler pacifica
64valiant
Senior Member
Post Number: 173
Registered: 1-2006


Monday, May 14, 2007 - 3:58 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
FSstfish66, you got an early Hemi. Got some pictures that you'd share?

Can you email them to me?

jason.robbins@leggett.com

Lee
340, aluminum E-brock heads ported by
Ryan J @ (Shady Dell Speed shop),
six pack induction
four speed built by Passon with 2.66 first gear
8 3/4 with back brace, 4:10 gears,
spool and after market axles
mini tubed
Fstfish66
Advanced Member
Post Number: 36
Registered: 3-2007


Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 2:31 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
sure i cant post,,,puter dummy,, but ill e mail you some,,thanks for asking
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2006 chrysler pacifica

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