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Re: Type of gas and whether to use lead substitute?
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Jack Vines
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Don,

Octane was definitely a thing in the 1950s.

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In 1956 Sun Oil opened its first custom-blending pump in Orlando, Florida; from five grades of gasoline, customers could select the one that best met their car's octane needs and the pump would mix it then and there.
The blend could be chosen from 100% regular to 100% premium; no new news there, but it could also dispense 75-25, 50-50 and 25-75 regular/premium.

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Re: Type of gas and whether to use lead substitute?
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Fun fact that's how all gas pumps work to this day: there's no "mid range" tank.

And I wouldn't be surprised if the pumps dispensing E15 88 are blending E10 87 with a fraction of E85.

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Posted on: 11/19 13:11
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Type of gas and whether to use lead substitute?
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Octane was definitely a thing in the 1950s.


I didn’t mean to imply that it wasn’t used then but rather that it was not stressed as much as it is today.

Posted on: 11/19 14:27
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