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    Mike here, in Indianapolis. Formerly in the CNG/NGV industry, I just revived my 1964 Oldsmobile F85 NGV. I don't think I have to say why

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    Welcome to the forum!
    I'd sure like to see pictures of your setup, Is it a dedicated system or Bi-fuel?

    My first car was a 1963 Buick Skylark with an aluminum 215 cu inch V8, 200hp 4bbl 11:1 compression. I wish I still had it!
    I also had a 66 Vista Cruiser, I put dual exhaust on it, it had the 330-320 horse engine.
    It sure had a nice sound. I could get close to 20 mpg on flat highway.
    Last edited by jetboatjohnny; 05-30-2008, 07:15 PM.
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      Jetboat, sorry for the slow reply. It is a bi-fuel. It has been parked for the last 7 years or so. Decided to save money on gas. CNG is about $1.35 here in Indianapolis. The Olds is not original. The original 330 ci was lost due to the previous owner's lack of antifreeze. So we replaced it with a rocket 350, 350 turbo, shift kit etc. Runs extremely strong with those tire chirping shifts. Right now it's dedicated CNG because the gasoline is quite nasty. Fuel mileage is anywhere from 13 to 18 mpg (read "Heavy Foot"). I formerly worked for a local company that installed turn key fueling stations. I converted it myself with IMPCO parts & other lovely CNG goodies. Sure does feel good driving it again. I'll post some pics. Mike

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        Might want to replace the CNG tanks in that classic Olds. Did they have expiration dates back when that was made?

        Looking forward to your photos, please place them in the Photo Gallery section (see link in left sidebar).

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          John, the tanks still have a couple years left, since it wasn't converted untill late in it's life. MB

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            That's a cool car!! when I was in high school (10 years ago) I restored a 64 F85 and it was a sweet ride!! It got wrecked and has been sitting in storage for many years now and I don't know what to do with it. It has a HUGE truck for CNG tanks though!!
            2000 Escalade (option 3 conversion) FOR SALE
            2004 F150 XLT (OEM conversion)
            2000 Camry (Awesome Car!!)

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              Yroc, thanks for the nice comments! Yes there is plenty room for tanks. It's a shame yours was wrecked. MB

              Mine's not very pretty, but it's pretty cool

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                Now knowing what terrific benefits CNG has, I sure wish I would have kept out of the shredder the high school car I had . . . 64 Olds JetStar 88 that was 2-door hardtop and 330 Olds engine. Only had 2 speed powerglide transmission that I ran low on trans fluid one night to basketball game 30 miles away . . . wouldn't shift into 2nd but like the high-school senior I was, thought it was cool to drive at 55 mph in just first gear!!! Dad thought it was too expensive to rebuild tranny and unfortunately car ended up in shredder . . . uuugghhh! Still was a terrific car bought for $35 at police auction!!

                It too had HUGE trunk that could fit 3 or 4 people to those all-for-one price nights at drive-in theatre!!

                Car also would have been a great candidate for low rider like the old 64 Impalas.

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                  Originally posted by jetboatjohnny View Post
                  Welcome to the forum!
                  I'd sure like to see pictures of your setup, Is it a dedicated system or Bi-fuel?

                  My first car was a 1963 Buick Skylark with an aluminum 215 cu inch V8, 200hp 4bbl 11:1 compression. I wish I still had it!
                  SWEET, my first car was a 1970 Buick Skylark with the 350ci V8, true duals with Thrush glasspacks. Man, that thing was mean--and nobody expected a Buick to haul that fast. Wish I had that still as well.
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                  1999 Ford Crown Victoria
                  Dedicated CNG Interceptor

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