Originally Posted by rvnewb
The po told me she got 10mpg on the highway.
The PO was quite the comedian. MAYBE downhill with a tailwind, coasing in neutral - otherwise that setup (no fuel injection or OD trans) will get about 5-6 mpg.
As for your marine enamel painting suggestion, just search the Internet for "roll & tip" paintjob. Lots of info and some surprisingly good results.
Looks like you got some "good bones" to build on.