Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-15-2015, 11:07 PM   #21
700rpm
Senior Member
 
700rpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 5,260
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinesdune View Post
$1.24 Canadian coin per litre at Neepawa,MB, Canada. ($3.51 US money per US gallon)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Do you even have corn gas in Canada?
__________________
Ray Horton, Beaver Chapter, MAFCA, Portland, OR


As you go through life, keep your eye on the donut, not the hole.
700rpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 11:30 PM   #22
holdover
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SW Virginia near the Blue ridge Parkway
Posts: 618
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Woodypecker, Don't know where Clarkstown is but maybe there is a town close by.

http://pure-gas.org/
holdover is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 11-15-2015, 11:42 PM   #23
700rpm
Senior Member
 
700rpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 5,260
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
Supply and demand sets the price.
That's what I was taught too, Mike, but I don't think that applies to gas. At least not at the local level. I'm just paranoid enough to believe in price collusion.
__________________
Ray Horton, Beaver Chapter, MAFCA, Portland, OR


As you go through life, keep your eye on the donut, not the hole.
700rpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 11:50 PM   #24
ocpd44
Junior Member
 
ocpd44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: The Real OC
Posts: 21
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry's Lady's Man View Post
Albuquerque, NM, We are at the mercy of ONE station that carries Pure Gas in Premium only at $2.89, where Regular 10% ethanol is about $2.10. Also, here, our octane readings are about 2 points lower than surrounding states.
Not that octane means much to a Model A, here Reg is usually 85 or 86, Extra is 87 to 89, & Premium can be 90 to 92.
Part of the reason octane ratings are a couple points lower in NM is the altitude. Seems 86 in your state is equivalent to 87 out here in Whackofornia. In any case, the A seems to run fine on anything short of olive oil.

Regards,

Jeff
__________________
Jeff "Hollywood" Gallagher
Sgt. E-4, USAF '72-'76
Honorably Discharged, Honored to Serve
ocpd44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 12:42 AM   #25
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 14,045
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 700rpm View Post
That's what I was taught too, Mike, but I don't think that applies to gas. At least not at the local level. I'm just paranoid enough to believe in price collusion.
I would think for any specialty item (gas included) it would play a big part. If there is only one station in town that sells the "recreational" fuel, he can afford to set his price higher then a town with several stations selling the same thing. Also if there is no demand in either town they would not religate a pump for the fuel and not even offer it.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 08:18 AM   #26
Tom Wesenberg
Senior Member
 
Tom Wesenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 27,478
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 700rpm View Post
That's what I was taught too, Mike, but I don't think that applies to gas. At least not at the local level. I'm just paranoid enough to believe in price collusion.
Can't be.............price fixing is illegal.
It's just a coincidence that two stations next to each other always have the same price.
Tom Wesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 10:25 AM   #27
burner31
Senior Member
 
burner31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shawnee, Ok
Posts: 2,732
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

$1.78 for corn gas
$2.43 for pure gas here in Shawnee OK


$1.68 for corn gas
$2.18 for pure gas down in Oklahoma City...location..location...location
__________________
Keith
Shawnee OK
'31 SW 160-B
burner31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 11:38 AM   #28
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,042
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
Supply and demand sets the price.
Mike, that's only in high school text books buddy. Today, real world, it's speculation that sets prices. From inflated housing to inflated farm land to the inflated stock market. The trouble ramping up in the Middle East is bound to influence oil prices once again. Has little to do with S&D. Example: the U.S. is poised to be the world's biggest oil exporter soon. There is a tremendous amount of oil in the South China Sea yet to be developed, (The Golden Dragon) and they say even Russia hasn't figured out yet just how much oil they have.

Now, if they would turn Model A Fords into a speculative venture----- Naw, won't happen!
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 11:56 AM   #29
G&N Farms
Senior Member
 
G&N Farms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: At home in my shop working on cars.
Posts: 101
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

The pump for ethanol free is the same as E10. If I'm filling gas cans, I'll pump a couple gallons into my truck before putting it in the can. I'm not sure but the line could hold a gallon of E10 and contaminate the pure gas. In my motorcycles a half gallon is a lot of fuel, the A tank isn't very big eather. What would be nice is if they had separate lines.

Just a thought.
G&N Farms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 11:58 AM   #30
burner31
Senior Member
 
burner31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shawnee, Ok
Posts: 2,732
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

We have more oil then we know what to do with, holding tanks are full everywhere and the crude oil price continues to fall.
I can see oil falling to close to $25 per barrel, even today, crude oil price is near $40 per barrel yet the price at the pump remains quite high, gas should be under $1 if Government would get their dick beaters out of it.
Here's something to ponder, oil is not a fossil fuel, it is not made from dinosaurs, it is a natural creation of the Earth, it has been going on since the beginning, and will continue to go on. Pump an oil deposit dry, cap it off, come back in 20 years...lo and behold...it's full again. It is called "abiogenic" and they don't what you to know about that.
__________________
Keith
Shawnee OK
'31 SW 160-B
burner31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 12:01 PM   #31
R-Rocks
Junior Member
 
R-Rocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 9
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Utah Chevron, 88 octane $2.45 as of yesturday. Low grade pump gas less than $2.00 several locations..
R-Rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 12:01 PM   #32
burner31
Senior Member
 
burner31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Shawnee, Ok
Posts: 2,732
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by G&N Farms View Post
The pump for ethanol free is the same as E10. If I'm filling gas cans, I'll pump a couple gallons into my truck before putting it in the can. I'm not sure but the line could hold a gallon of E10 and contaminate the pure gas. In my motorcycles a half gallon is a lot of fuel, the A tank isn't very big eather. What would be nice is if they had separate lines.

Just a thought.
Separate nozzles here in Oklahoma, at least that's the way it is at the stations I use.
__________________
Keith
Shawnee OK
'31 SW 160-B
burner31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 04:32 PM   #33
mshmodela
Senior Member
 
mshmodela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 2,751
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

$2.02 for 10% Corn Juice
$3.899 for 0% Corn Juice...
__________________
-Mike

Late 31' Ford Model A Tudor, Miss Daisy

I don't work on cars --I'm learning about my Model A.

Cleveland, Ohio
mshmodela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 05:05 PM   #34
smittykid
Senior Member
 
smittykid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: NW Pa./Sc.
Posts: 252
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Real gas $2.29.9 - 87 octane. 10% corn gas $1.89.9 - 87 octane. Not sure on the price of premium. Luckily, I have a Spinx gas station a couple of miles from our place in Summerville, SC.
smittykid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 10:09 PM   #35
Pinesdune
Senior Member
 
Pinesdune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 414
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 700rpm View Post
Do you even have corn gas in Canada?
Yup, but they justcall it "ethanol" lol that could mean it's corn, poor grade wheat, or whatever grain they could get their mitts on to blend it down, the crap gas is $1.04/L
Pinesdune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 10:44 PM   #36
garyaodell
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Idaho Falls, Id
Posts: 31
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

In Idaho Falls the price is $2.10 for either kind.
garyaodell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 11:13 PM   #37
1955cj5
Senior Member
 
1955cj5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 1,439
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

About $2.80 here for "mid" grade non-ethanol. Hard to find though.

I get it through a Chevron cardlock outlet...they told me their cost is higher per gallon than the ethanol stuff...
__________________
Early '29 CCPU that had a 4-speed, but not any more.......in the family since '62
1955cj5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 10:41 AM   #38
modelAtony
Senior Member
 
modelAtony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: lafayette,la
Posts: 459
Default Re: Curious about the price of real gas.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
Supply and demand sets the price.
Here where I live crap reg gas is $1.78 per gal and 1000 ft away is the PIGGLY WIGGLY grocery store, real gas is 2. 07 Have fun modelAtony tony white Lafayette, LA
modelAtony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 PM.