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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sparky13, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Sparky13
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    Question is, back in 1964 what was the type of fuel the BB/A Altereds
    running or could have ran ??
    Thanks
     

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  2. Gasoline unless it was a fuel altered. All comp eliminator classes were gasoline. I know that people ran av gas and various mixtures as well.
     
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  3. At national meets you had to run pump gas, and yes, they checked after each elimination run.
     
  4. RichFox
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    I used white pump Shell
     
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  5. greybeard360
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    Was know to add some toluene to pump gas to get the specific gravity up as close to the limit as possible. Usually didn't take much, maybe a quart in 5 gallons. Always passed during the Winter Nationals.
     
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  6. frank spittle
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    Same as today. Gasoline, methanol or nitro methane. Technology has created light years of performance improvements since 1964 but the combustibles have remained the same. Go figure!
     
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  7. olscrounger
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    There used to be a fuel (gas) called Cheaters delight that was sold by a speed shop in Fresno-was not supposed to be able to be detected-circa 1959-60. Don't know if it helped much though.
     
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  8. Ralphies54
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    If we were planning to go to the drags, we would run a tank or 2 of Amoco White gas [said to be 100 octane] through the car in the days leading up to the day, then back to the cheap stuff after. Ralphie
     
  9. khead47
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    sunocco 260
     
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