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Comment Except when they backfire... (Score 1) 359

My '73 RX3 would produce deafening backfires when the throttle was suddenly closed after being wide open. IIRC my '77 RX3SP didn't so much. The best gas mileage I got from either was something like 21.5 miles/US gal. But smooth and (for the era) powerful? You bet! Of course, an unmuffled racing engine was brutally loud: the Chimney Rock (NC) Hillclimb had a fellow named John Finger whose car might've been audible in Charlotte...

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