As much as it pains me to side with Bart, this is exactly where I’m at. It’s why I backed off EFI for a carb. It’s why I backed off a T-5 for a Toploader. It’s why I’ll use stock-ish suspension versus coilovers or 3-links. Nothing against any of this or those who choose this path, but I want the vintage feel, bugaboos and all.I chose, and will continue to choose, a carburetor. I own a vintage Mustang to drive a vintage Mustang, not a late model Mustang.
My 2021 F150 with a 5.0 with both direct and multiport fuel injection will squeak out 24 mpg in similar situations.🤷♂️I chose, and will continue to choose, a carburetor. I own a vintage Mustang to drive a vintage Mustang, not a late model Mustang.
A brief observation..... I'd like to see ANY of today's comparable vehicles with a 3.00:1 final drive ratio in top gear, manage to get the same fuel mileage on a trip that I do with my Mustang. If I limit myself to 70 mph and tread lightly on the skinny pedal I can squeak 20 mpg on the highway.
Bummer. That was my planned direction - Moates QH - when the time came to fire this pile up. Looking at the Megasquirt right now. I’m pretty simple on my mods - 331, Ford-based MPFI (5.0L Fox and Exploder parts), NA…MS2 probably plenty for my current setup and anything I’m likely to add in the future. I’d like to maybe upgrade the heads and cam eventually and squeeze a few more out of this 331. Plus, sticking with an EEC4 / EEC5 platform let’s me keep the Painless harness I’ve got.Yep, a major provider to the Ford tuning community for generations of enthusiasts has closed their doors. I hope someone close to the Moates family will be able to revive the product line one day, otherwise we're all genuinely hosed!
I saw this happen with major effects on an Army activity. Mom and Pop company sold a major system to the Army. Supposedly no one from the Army side knew it was just Mom and Pop. System ran pretty well for 10 years or so and spare parts were not a problem. Suddenly things are failing. Mom and Pop have divorced, no parts, no support of any kind available. There was a crisis for quite some time as a new vendor with a new system was sought out.I've developed an aversion to proprietary aftermarket products for about anything these days. Because of just such tendencies of people to suddenly close up shop for any number of reasons. I tend to keep stuff a long time and might need service parts 10 or 20 years down the road. I have an old RV plagued with such. RV's are conglomerations of assemblies from a good number of small company suppliers. That come and go like the wind, apparently.
I rewired my 68 with an AAW harness, how much harder can it be.
I just bought my AAW for my 67...I'm with you Brother!