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July 02, 2008

Mustang Gets 110 MPG

Pretty nifty.

"My grandfather had the idea back in the (1940s) that he (could) make a difference then," Pelmear said. "There was quite a need at that time also, with the war going on and everything."

Pelmear, a mechanic in Napoleon, has been tweaking the engine for the past 10 years, squeezing out the maximum amount of power for a minimum amount of gas.

"This will bring back the automotive industry," he said. "They can sell trucks and (sport utility vehicles) and the models that are almost dead at this time."

Pelmear said the engine is 400 horsepower and goes from zero to 60 mph in three seconds.

Video here.

The article mentions a possibility of even tweaking 500 miles out of a gallon of gas.

Next up: Gas stations sold at fire sale prices all across U.S.; India and Pakistan report massive waves of repatriation.

Your MSM at Work [ace]: I feel like a dick casting cold water on LauraW's post, but our skeptical, endlessly fact-checking press provides not a single bit of independent evidence for any of these claims apart from the self-interested say-so of the mechanic.

0-60 in three seconds?

They don't even bother to run a gas mileage test. Which is probably because the guy won't let anyone look under the hood -- so you can't really run a test anyway, because you can't say for certain he doesn't have another, hidden gas tank under there, to make it appear as if the car is traveling a lot further on the gas put into its main tank.

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