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Old 10-20-2003, 11:11 AM
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Racing Gas Question

I found a 76 out near my house that sells racing gas, would it be ok to run this in a fairly stock engine? Any advantage to doing so? Also I was watching a race a couple of weeks ago and the gas man spilled gas all over himself (scary thought) I noticed it was VERY pink in color. I remember when I was a little kid the gas was always that color. What happened? now it looks yellow whats the difference.
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:49 AM
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If your car doesn't detonate or pre-ingnite now there will be no advantage for you on a street machine. Serious recalibration of carburator and flow charecteristics will need to change before power results will be seen. Race gas is primarly used to prevent detonation under extremes in compression ratio's.
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Old 10-20-2003, 02:59 PM
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Yeah if you are running a low compression car, you might as well save your money. I have heard rumors though that it saves on gas miles but i don't believe that it is true, just more on how you drive it, plus you are spending more money for that fuel. For color, all i know is that diesel is colored.
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Old 10-20-2003, 03:01 PM
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Use the lowest grade gasoline that doesn't knock. All other claims for benefits of brands and additives are hype.
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