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Posted by Drew458    United States   on 02/12/2013 at 11:02 AM   
  1. Hey Drew, speaking of paying more for less, and not to downplay that irritating practice,
    do you remember the pound of coffee when it was 16 ounces? When it dropped to 13 ounces the price never changed. Well, actually it did. It went up. Been awhile but I think tins are now what? 11 ounces?

    Prices at the pump here are very high. Of course the imp. gal. is I think a pint more than US gal. But still.

    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   02/12/2013  at  12:13 PM  

  2. My “1 pound” brick of Caribe now weighs 10 ounces. And the price has gone up from $1.69 to $1.99 to $2.39. That’s about 40%, and the brick keeps getting smaller.

    Oh BTW, the coffee crop may have failed. Time to stock up now before the stuff is $20/lb.
    Growing methods and lack of genetic diversity in the beans has made them susceptible to rust.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/12/2013  at  01:17 PM  

  3. I always put the highest number 92/93 in my GT Mustang, but it’s a 2010, so it’s made for this crap.  I would like to run a tank of aviation fuel sometime to see what it would do.  Maybe after I supercharge it.  Illegal?  What the heck is that?  It’s just a game, see who they can catch at something.

    Posted by Mr Evilwrench    United States   02/12/2013  at  01:25 PM  

  4. It does not increase Octane, it reduced detonation and knock values.Its similar to what water injection does.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   02/12/2013  at  06:51 PM  

  5. "Under my policies, energy prices would necessarily rise dramatically” - Barack Obama

    4 more years of this clown’s “policies”.  This ain’t getting better any time soon.

    Now you might think I don’t have a horse in this race because I’m in Canada, but:  Because gasoline is a commodity, and because Canada buys a lot of its refined gasoline from the United States, we’re feeling the pain as well.  Gas prices today shot up to $1.299 per liter in my area, and since our dollars are very close right now, that works out to $4.92 per U.S. gallon.

    Maybe I can work from home 1 day a week or something… Crap.

    Posted by Argentium G. Tiger    Canada   02/12/2013  at  08:02 PM  

  6. Another thing,AV Gas is basically just regular that is blended to not freeze or boil at high altitude,that’s why it works in high compression engine reasonably well but its not the best solution. Racing gas is available in most large urban areas and runs about double the cost of standard blends.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   02/12/2013  at  11:52 PM  

  7. "100LL” is standard avgas. They measure it differently than the “mogas” method (R+M)/2, but 100LL is rated at 100 octane “lean” and 130 octane “rich”.

    The link to VP Racing Fuel shows they sell 120+ octane leaded racing gas among other blends. Street legal or not, it’s all a waste if your engine doesn’t have the compression that demands it.

    I once had a 4 stroke dirt bike that I’d put a 12.5:1 piston in. Used to buy 104+ gas from the local gas station who had a dedicated pump for it. It made a big difference in low end torque. Sunoco 260, or was it Cam2? Can’t remember. It was expensive, but a 5 gallon can would last for days worth of riding a 250cc thumper.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/13/2013  at  11:49 AM  

  8. They make octane & lead additives for the old monsters. One is called something like “104+ w/lead”. Put in one small bottle per tankful and you are good to go. I had to use it in my 1967 Chevelle that had 11.5:1 compression pistons in it. There also used to be a pump of “Turbo-Blue” at a station off of Needmore Rd. we all went to when I lived in Dayton. Real high (for today) octane, but real expensive.

    Posted by KnightHawk67    United States   02/14/2013  at  08:53 AM  

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