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Unleaded gas
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Do any of you guys put a lead additive into your gas on these pre war engines even after they have been overhauled.

Posted on: 2017/11/6 19:54
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I don't.

Posted on: 2017/11/6 20:40
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I don't.

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Me either

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I don't

Posted on: 2017/11/7 5:48
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Nope, never used a lead additive.

I try to avoid fuel that has been diluted with ethanol. Don't mind it so much during the summer driving season. But for winter storage I use up as much fuel as I can, then make certain that I fill up with real gasoline and add a fuel stabilizer such as Startron.

Posted on: 2017/11/7 8:35
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Good Morning all...It is a beautiful morning in Arizona, just slightly cool. I don't use any lead either, however I do run Marvel Mystery Oil in the gasoline. Miss Prudence seems to like it. Many of us in the desert feel that a bit of it in the gas helps in hot weather. Many of you are talking about putting your Packards to bed for the winter and here we are now driving them as much as we can. Ernie

Posted on: 2017/11/7 10:39
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Me too with the Marvel Mystery Oil, when I was on the airfield during an airshow and they were adding Marvel Mystery Oil to the fuel in a P51 Mustang, that was enough for me
I was told that they did not start adding lead to fuel till after WW2, could be wrong
good luck
W

Posted on: 2017/11/7 11:29
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I was told that they did not start adding lead to fuel till after WW2, could be wrong

Perhaps you misheard, it was after WW1 (about 1923).

Posted on: 2017/11/7 12:33
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Here in England I have been using Millers Lead Replacement Additive in the fuel for my 1922 Packard which has just had the engine completely rebuilt. It is probably completely unnecessary, but I spent so much money on having the engine made like new again that I guess that I have been taking the "belt and braces" approach during the first season since the rebuild. I think that tetraethyl lead was first used in petrol here in the late 1920s or early 1930s, so I'm sure that my Packard engine was not designed for leaded fuel. However, it was certainly NOT designed for fuel with ethanol added, as is the case with the junk which we buy at fuel stations nowadays, so who knows what is the best policy regarding additive?

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