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Old 10-15-2011, 03:53 PM
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"91 octane ok??"

I just bought this engine for My '32 Ford coupe that is being built.
Can I get away with using 91 octane,,that's all there is in lovely L.A. or should I probably use some octane boost as well.
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I run my blown 383 sbc in the "T" bucket on the 91 stuff or worse. All the time. Just watch the spark advance at lower rpm. Use a cam with a lot of compression loss (overlap) at low speeds..
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That sounds good!
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I'm originally from So. Cal.....if you don't mind saying, who built the engine?
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I'm originally from So. Cal.....if you don't mind saying, who built the engine?

Al's toy box back east,,any comments are welcomed!!
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You can get something better at all these stations, plenty of octane, cheaper than 91, makes more power, runs cooler, and all you need to do to run it is swap or modify the carbs. You cant say it isnt available in the area, and once you try it, you will love it with the blower.

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