How many annual miles?

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Spritely, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. 65restomod

    65restomod In Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    It sits more than driven, most I put on it in the last year is maybe 200 miles and that was to get the exhaust straightened out and a short loop around my neighborhood.
    Now that the weather has turned it will sit for another 6/7 months
     
  2. The Wrench

    The Wrench In Second Gear

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    I've owned my 73 since 1983. I rebuilt the engine and trans in 1987 at 146,000 miles and I have right at 274,000 now. Yes it's been around twice, it was my only vehicle for a long time, but since I retired 7 years ago it only gets about 200 miles a month now. It still runs very good and strong for what it is. 351 Q-code C6 Trans with shift kit.
     
  3. Ran Man

    Ran Man In Third Gear

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    About 6,000 on my 72. I take it to shows and drive it on the weekends when life gets on my shoulders. Nothing lik driving without a purpose to think and clear your head. I highly recommend it
     
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  4. cbolt

    cbolt In Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I plan on tracking my miles this year. As of Jan. 1 2021 my odometer read 53094.4

    Lets see what it reads on Jan 1, 2022
     
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  5. Jeff B.

    Jeff B. In Third Gear GOLD MEMBER

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    OK, I’ll play. It might give me the incentive to drive it more in dry weather. That’s asking a lot in NW WA state. 58,092 today.

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  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Ha, that's true. Reminds me of a day about ten or so years ago, we had a heavy rainstorm with a following deep freeze. Babe had a grand-sized puddle in the right front corner that turned into a mini ice rink. This was when that corner was beginning to leak, so I took a hammer and broke up the ice, pulled it all out. Then it rained again a couple days later. *siiiighhhhh*
     
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  7. Minotaur

    Minotaur In Second Gear

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    I bought mine with about 75,247 miles on the odometer. Got it running good, had a front end alignment done, and most recently new rear brakes as the PO had the wrong size shoes on it and the parking brake wasn't hooked up properly.
    I drove it to work several times and in and around my small town, and out a little further each time as my trust in it built up.
    I'm guessing maybe 1,000 miles since last April when I bought it as the odometer still reads 75,247 LOL.
    Currently covered up for the winter but am looking forward to spring and maybe doubling that 1,000 miles this year.
    She competes with my motorbike when the weather is nice, it's tough to choose sometimes ;)
     
  8. cbolt

    cbolt In Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Minotaur, I downloaded an app called digihub which is essentially a gps on your phone with a speedometer and an odometer. I was using that to track mileage on my other old car because the speedometer was not working and I was able to calculate gas mileage so long as I could remember to open the app each time I drove that car. Maybe you could use something like that as an option until you get your speedometer repaired or replace.
     
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  9. Minotaur

    Minotaur In Second Gear

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    Thanks for that app suggestion! I will try it for sure.
    The speedometer works, but the needle bounces a lot, the cable is probably going.
    But because I had some semblance of speed I wasn't concerned with the odometer not working.
    It is a "I'll get to it eventually" repair. The app will help, and I am actually curious about MPG, thanks again.
     
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  10. Leo Vargas

    Leo Vargas In Second Gear

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    I just got her in Nov. 2020 and already put 3K on her. She's my DD.
     
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