My biggest problem is changing my driving habits. Like most Americans, I usually had my foot in it, then stomp on the brake a block later to stop. I'm really trying to coast more, especially when a stop sign or intersection is coming up. Also trying NOT to mash the gas pedal, gradually increase speed to cruising.
Old habits die hard...but we'll get there. I'll try to get pics of the intake side, so maybe we can figure out what's missing.
Gary: I didn't have time to do the R&R myself, had my mechanic around the corner do it. He builds a hell of a 1/4 mile machine, so part of my problem is getting him to do things my way for better FE.
I do have a used VX engine and tranny that need overhauled, if somebody wants them REAL cheap. Like free...you pick up or pay shipping!
I'm in SE Kansas, Eureka to be specific. Bit of a drive for you boys....I've done it before. Talked a friend into driving to WVirgina to look at a `65 Corvair Corsa convertible, drove there and towed it back, straight through.
Not sure I'd want to do it again, though...that was about 15 years ago.
Finally got my camera to work, have a look at these pics of my VX engine...still waiting on my Haynes manual to show up, so I have nothing to go by. Yes, it has an impressive "whale penis", there is something hanging to the right rear of the throttle body, and a hose with nothing on both ends to the left of the throttle body. Anything important missing?