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I'm getting OVER 20mpg with it on hwy trips at 70-75mph. Sounds to me like you already are very happy with what you've got, so why make a big change?
The car is not as snappy out of the hole as with the 3.36 gear, though. I think my favorite rear gear for an automatic A body without overdrive would be a 2.93 or 3.08. The more modern lobe profile on the 262 will probably have some positive impact that you'll be able to feel, but the real truth is that you probably won't see a dramatic difference in it unless you "do other things" that are also going to have an affect on your mileage and cruise-ability.
I rebuilt the trans to OE specs with the exception of flat plates instead of waved. Just wondering that since I.m going to have the engine out anyway, it sure would be easy to do a cam swap and a converter upgrade. How do you like that and what MPG are you getting?
Does anyone have a "bad" phaser(s) they'd like to get rid of? Traded my '00 F-250 in for my '09 F-150 (4.6-3V) about a month ago.