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Old 05-22-2022, 09:26 AM   #1
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I stopped at the Waller, Texas Bucees station to fill my modern car with gas yesterday. This car requires 93 octane and the price was $4.659 for that. The price for E-Free was an even $6.00.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:31 AM   #2
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Why does one have to pay more for something they're not getting?
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lots of "big" cars and trucks will be sold in the next yr.


rice burners will be popular once again.
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Old 05-22-2022, 12:37 PM   #4
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lots of "big" cars and trucks will be sold in the next yr.


rice burners will be popular once again.
Back to the doom and gloom?
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no Leonard- just reality............


if you cant see it, I do have an extra pair of glasses here. LOL


hope youre enjoying your Sunday
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Old 05-22-2022, 01:42 PM   #6
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Katy,it's because ethanol-free is not just gas that has not had the alcohol added to it.Gas for ethanol is formulated to an octane rating of about 77.Then the alcohol is added to bring it up to the octane desired.Ethanol free is refined to it's desired octane,hauled in a different tank,stored in a different tank,delivered in a different compartment,then to another different tank to be pumped.Lot of work to go through for a slow moving product.A station in town thought he would do well handling it,after selling a couple thousand gallons in a few months he decided he was done tying up that tank.The people that told him how well he would do with it turned out to be armchair analysts.
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no Leonard- just reality............


if you cant see it, I do have an extra pair of glasses here. LOL


hope youre enjoying your Sunday
Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Iím still in North Dakota burning gas, diesel and propane . I have an eye appointment in June!
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glad you can afford it Leonard.


I paid 2.25 a gallon for heating oil for my old farm house in August. I burn 1000 gallons a winter.


this year should be about 6.50 a gallon, so yes, my bill is up almost 300%.....


and then everything else............ what a bargain.


just glad I dont drive a tesla.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:12 PM   #9
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I stopped at the Waller, Texas Bucees station to fill my modern car with gas yesterday. This car requires 93 octane and the price was $4.659 for that. The price for E-Free was an even $6.00.
BEWARE of ethanol free gas, or at least where you get it. I got some E-free gas at a little station here in town. Came from a pump over on the side of the station. It was full of crap that caused me to have to pull my tank and flush it out. Just damn.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:17 PM   #10
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glad you can afford it Leonard.


I paid 2.25 a gallon for heating oil for my old farm house in August. I burn 1000 gallons a winter.


this year should be about 6.50 a gallon, so yes, my bill is up almost 300%.....


and then everything else............ what a bargain.


just glad I dont drive a tesla.
Hopefully prices will moderate before you have to fill this Fall.
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Old 05-22-2022, 07:37 PM   #11
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40% of Teslers run on coal.......

With local gas stations 'correcting' their pumps to charge double digit prices (above $10@ gallon), & high heating oil prices, look forward to a long winter.
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:19 PM   #12
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4 stations within a couple miles of me have 100% gas for about $4.50. one
station has 87 oct, one has 92 oct. Lots of boaters around and most use 100%.
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:04 AM   #13
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Hopefully prices will moderate before you have to fill this Fall.





well my theory is they wont- so I will only put 500 gallons of heating oil in this yr. keep the thermo at 50 and supplement with electric heaters. While I know electricity is expensive, "they"
will keep electric prices down somewhat, to sell their agenda. at least for this yr..........

so will model As run on moonshine?
yes I am insane........... I am ready to corner the bicycle mkt. LOL
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:15 AM   #14
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Oh, for the good old days. I remember in 1950 that gas cost around 15.9 cents a gallon. We often put 25 cents worth in the tank because that was all we had. One Saturday morning two friends and I were going to the country in my ’37 Ford to visit with my uncle. There was a price war going on and we filled the tank at 11.9 cents per gallon. About a block later it was 9.9 cents and we almost cried.
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:44 AM   #15
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Robert, too funny!


in HS I remember deciding on if I would eat something or put my last 2.00 in the tank....


it was often a tough choice. sometimes I split it! lol
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:17 AM   #16
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Had e-free gas delivered to the house for $4.89 a gallon last week. We have a lot of small motors and an outboard as well as the A's and daily drivers. The improvement in MPG makes the extra cost worthwhile. Price the cost of a couple of Honda 10HP stationary engine carbs and you can justify the extra cost of e-free gas.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:50 AM   #17
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Don't worry about ethanol free gas for your Model A, it doesn't need it. I run my daily driver Model A on anything I can find: gas, diesel, jet fuel, used motor oil, alcohol, veggie oil, the lot. I once ran my Model A on straight ethanol and 5% used motor oil ran fine and no problems afterwards. I bought my Model A truck originally because it was a multifuel vehicle. never had a problem so long as it can make a flammable vapor, the A will run on it happily. I am a scrapper by trade, so when I find an old lawn mower for example, I will drain the gas and oil, filter the oil through a shop towel, add 3 oz of the used motor oil to the tank and drive away. no smoke, no clogged jets, no fouled plugs, just have to turn the gav a bit to find the sweet spot.
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