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#1 posted 05-10-2012 03:27 PM

I owned a 1960 Bug Eyed Sprite. I used to drive it to work every day. And I had to use the manual choke for about 1/3 of the distance but the mileage was OK.

My mother was visiting in St Louis and I drove her home and picked up a pick-up in Kansas City and towed the bug Eye back.

The Bug Eye had a 6 gallon gas tank. I drove the 260 miles to my mothers and used 1/2 of the tank about 85 mpg. The engine was 998 CC just under 1 liter. Look at a 1 liter soda bottle and imagine 4 pistons taking up that much space.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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