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Old 11-03-2005, 11:45 PM   #11
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with the mods im considering, Toluene would be a nice thing to get my hands on eventually...hhmmmmm
Any paint store would have it, I think cdn tire does too?
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No time to scan. I'm moving this weekend, so I'm driving the 95 mostly. It has the hitch on it now.
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The scientist is at it again.
Would love to see a burn out vid with that octane
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:50 AM   #14
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I can garuntee you would see tires burning and smoke coming mysteriously from the wheel wells
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I think a little schooling is in order for next year'* WCBF. Professor Wren can lead the "class" in a few "lab" experiments

<Off Topic>...if your moving, and WCBF is near you agian next year...um...how many bonne'* can fit in your new driveway?
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Probably not many bonnys...
KOA will probably be our main hangout spot, unless we re-invade Bill'* friends house..hahah
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I think a little schooling is in order for next year'* WCBF. Professor Wren can lead the "class" in a few "lab" experiments

<Off Topic>...if your moving, and WCBF is near you agian next year...um...how many bonne'* can fit in your new driveway?
might depend how much of it he tears up with his front wheels first
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Excuse me, coz what is so special at 97 octan?
How many sorts of different octan are available in ths US?
Here in Austria we have 91; 95; 98; 99; 100 octane of unleaded fuel.
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Nobsi, 93 is the highest unleaded we can typically find unless we're at a track.

Guys, we may have a better spot than KOA with plenty of parking and a better place to work on the cars. I'm working on it.

And Bob, if you had been paying attention, you'd have seen the Bullet and I topping off from a can of fuel. That was a Toluene mix, although I probably didn't use enough to raise my octane more than 93.

I started testing Toluene almost 2 years ago here, and tested it extensively on the SSEi with good results. All of my posts are still here if you search for them.

Since then, PontiacDad and 2000SilverBullet have used it extensively, as have 1993 SLE and LakevilleSSEi. Perhaps a few others as well.

I made a spreadsheet that some have seen, it calculates your total octane in a safe manner. I don't release the spreadsheet because of the liability of 'something going wrong'. I usually only calculate Toluene mixes personally on a case by case basis so I have the chance to give out all the warnings.

Toluene is very touchy and your octane can 'run away' if you don't properly calculate from tank to tank. Imagine mixing up to 95, then doing the same mix again with 3 gallons remaining in your tank. You end up higher than 95 octane, and it creeps up from there.

Toluene should never be used over a 30% content compared to fuel quantity.

Toluene'* greatest advatage would be for those L67 folks out there that somehow end up with 87 octane in their tanks. This happened to TWM some time ago when True'sLady filled the car up with the wrong juice. We bailed him out with Toluene.





Notice in this shot that I have Toluene listed at 121 octane? That'* for safety. I've seen toluene listed as anywhere between 117 and 124. And there'* no way to know what you have from can to can as it'* primarily a solvent, not intended for octane boosting.

The site will be going into a major facelift soon, and a toluene guide may end up being a part of a part of it.
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major facelift?
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