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RACING FUEL?

 
bore.coon.chevy bore.coon.chevy
New User | Posts: 11 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/19/13
10:08 AM

i want that stuff that makes my fuel smell like cotton candy or jolly rachers but will my 400 handle it? it has stock heads and stock pistons and a mild cam, if i will hurt it then what do i need to do to make it where it will run on it?
                                 thanks!
                                              Justus Merrill  

redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 04/19/13
11:09 AM

i think what your talking about is for alcohol fuel?    not sure you can use that with gas?  

bore.coon.chevy bore.coon.chevy
New User | Posts: 11 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/19/13
11:27 AM

well my girlfriends dad runs this stuff in his dart and he dont run alcohol, i havnt had the chance to ask him about it yet.  

redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 04/19/13
11:38 AM

maybe call the manufacturer of the stuff and ask them?   im sure they would know if its safe.    is it some kind of octane booster too?  

bore.coon.chevy bore.coon.chevy
New User | Posts: 11 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/19/13
11:57 AM

yeah thats what it does, its racing fuel i just dont know exactly where to buy it.  

Dave632 Dave632
Addict | Posts: 2222 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 04/20/13
02:18 PM

Go to your local drag strip.
They normally have several different octane ratings there.
Be aware that it cost 12-18 dollars a gallon when I stopped racing in 08.
I don't know which one smells like cotton candy but they do have a different odor.
You can generally advance your timing some and you might gain some performance.
It also can be mixed with regular 93 octane to get a mix and vary your octane with say a 50-50 blend.
This never caused any problems with my engines but I always had forged pistons.  
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xFourLeaf xFourLeaf
User | Posts: 62 | Joined: 01/13
Posted: 04/20/13
05:31 PM

Unless your compression ratio is above 11:1 you're really just wasting money (and alot of it!). I just bought 6 gallons of 110 to mix in my Camaro last week, it definatly didn't smell like jolly ranchers.  
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chevelle83 chevelle83
Addict | Posts: 2280 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 04/24/13
09:02 PM

I think this is what he is looking for:

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Manhattan-Oil-19769-19-Fuel-Fragrance-Additive-Cherry-Bomb-4-Oz,1656.html

simply adds some fragrance to the fuel  

Dave632 Dave632
Addict | Posts: 2222 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 04/25/13
05:30 AM

That sure sounds more like what some average Joe would use considering the cost of racing fuel.  
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redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 04/26/13
02:17 AM

they should make something like this for the morning after eating burritos and hot sauce.    my gas could smell like flowers! Grin  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 04/26/13
08:00 AM

tmi

TMI!!!



Tongue  
68scott385 68scott385 68scott385

Dustin3x Dustin3x
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 04/27/13
04:39 PM

I know they used to make additives. I was thinking I used to see them in either Summit, or speedway motors catalogs. But it was just a additive you added in your fuel.