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History Fuel they were running back in the day ?

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

  1. Sparky13
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 143


    Question is, back in 1964 what was the type of fuel the BB/A Altereds
    running or could have ran ??

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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
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,020

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    I used white pump Shell
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  5. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,811


    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
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,672

    frank spittle

    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
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,367


    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
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 753


    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
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,767


    sunocco 260
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