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I know I don't agree with a lot of what they are doing but the fact that they are doing it at all on 2 of my favorite things (big Caddy motors in a hearse) does make me happy and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. If anything it helps the hobby and gets more people thinking about it.
 

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Most hearses came with a relatively small tanks. My '66 had a 15 gal. tank. Didn't need much more. Where were they goin? Urban driving 20 to 30 mph. Yeah, 7 to 10 mpg. But on the road, totally different. My '66 got 17 to 19 mpg loaded with tools, camping gear and towing a 2000 lb. drag boat.
 

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Oh! Forgot, the '66 was an electric three way. So that put it in the 7000lb range with no A/C. That car is a combo. Even with the A/C, that makes it lighter. No big giant hanging suicide doors, {forget what they weigh}, no movable table {700 to 1000lb}, no big giant electric motors or wiring to move the table, another 3 to 5 hundred lbs. These are not cars. They are custom built trucks. Hence the designation "Commercial Chassis". Try to find most mechanical and body parts that will interchange.
 
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I've had my car for 23 years and I don't think I've ever done better than 12-14 mpg on the best day even before building the motor. Mine isn't a combo it's a straight no options endloader (no air, no power windows, manual bench seat).
 

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Most hearses came with a relatively small tanks. My '66 had a 15 gal. tank. Didn't need much more. Where were they goin? Urban driving 20 to 30 mph. Yeah, 7 to 10 mpg. But on the road, totally different. My '66 got 17 to 19 mpg loaded with tools, camping gear and towing a 2000 lb. drag boat.
Holy smoke! Gas sipper.
 

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On the road, it really did get great mileage. City was GPM. Of course I did have 31X10.5 truck tire on the back though.
 
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They spent more effort on the wheels than they did the engine.
 

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I was REALLY hoping they had found a good front brake kit. The way we're going to do it is going to be a bit interesting but I suspect other hearse owners will want the setup I'm making.
 

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On the videos didn't they rattle can rebuild the short block without setting new ring gap for nitrius they plan to use?
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