I had a bit of trouble with my 1973 Maverick yesterday. I went to the range to shoot the 22 silhouette and when I got there a couple of the guys mentioned that they smelled gas from my car. I lifted the hood and looked around but saw no gas but I did notice some age cracks on the fuel hose going from the filter to the carburetor. I gently pressed down on the hose and gas sprayed out. So, after I shot a couple of silhouette matches I stopped at the NAPA store and bought 8 inches of 5/16" fuel line and replaced it right there. That explains the poor mileage I got. If I hadn't have had good spark plug wires I could have had a big fire. It all turned out well.