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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

mondshine wrote:
I looked, and can't find any 16mm hex / 12.7mm reach spark plugs.
According to my Bosch chart, they would be F7BC (if there was such a thing).


I asked a guy about this at my favorite local store today and he didn't think there was such a thing either. Thanks for checking it out though. Smile I keep thinking I'm going to warm it up and then open the lid and stick a fan in there to see what happens, just haven't taken the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

I discovered this ethanol free gas last week in a town about 30 minutes away while I was fueling my diesel delivery truck. I suspect it's there because of a large marina that's nearby on an 11,000 acre artificial lake.
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I've been driving the old gas out of the thing and today Julie and I drove there and filled up.
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We drove the 30 minutes home mostly running 60 mph give or take, got the oil temp up to 210. Got home and put it straight in the garage and watched. Guess what? No gas smell, no dripping carbs. As usual after 15 or 20 minutes the carbs and manifolds were too hot to touch, no apparent gas boiling now. I'm not sure it's practical to drive there for gas all the time but I might more than not.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

I drive plenty of old stuff.

http://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=IL

there is an app for that.

Ethanol free gas will solve 95% of your fuel problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

That's really interesting, thanks for the link. Indeed the station I was at is on that list. Ironically the sole Decatur, IL station, which is where I'm at, is the company that my grandfather sold our own fuel oil/diesel/gasoline retail business to when we went to propane only sales in the 80s. It's an unmanned credit card station that they operate next to their main facility. They have since become one of our major competitors for residential propane sales. I could actually buy it wholesale myself but I couldn't use it in the quantity I would have to buy it in and I don't want to get into selling it. The tax/regulation requirements for road use fuel are something I don't need in my life. We very occasionally sell some propane for road use and it's a pita.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

We've had one station in town that sells ethanol free gas for a few years. I use it in the Thing and all the landscaping equipment.

Hawaii finally removed the ethanol requirement earlier this year because no one in the islands ever produced any. For some reason all the stations are still selling the power robbing crap.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

I downloaded the pure gas app, kinda neat. Then I checked out the station in Decatur and there it is
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Thats cool, thanks again! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

What a comparison for the pricing on that fuel!! Obviously one is priced Specifically for the lake folks! Lol....

On a brighter note, I used that website linked above and found a station closer to me, that carries "real gas"!!! I'll give them a shot, as the one I had been using must buy the "barely ethanol free" stuff.....

Everyone keep in mind, not all real gas is created equal! It can be anywhere from 0-9% ethanol, and still considered ethanol free..... So, if you try some and it just doesn't seem to be much better than the regular junk, then Please try another station, the benefits will be Very obvious when you find the good stuff!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

GI Joe wrote:
What a comparison for the pricing on that fuel!! Obviously one is priced Specifically for the lake folks! Lol....

I noticed that, but I don't care, I'll pay!

GI Joe wrote:
Everyone keep in mind, not all real gas is created equal! It can be anywhere from 0-9% ethanol, and still considered ethanol free..... So, if you try some and it just doesn't seem to be much better than the regular junk, then Please try another station, the benefits will be Very obvious when you find the good stuff!!

I did not realize this, but it doesn't surprise me.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: My 181 project pics Reply with quote

New from The Thing Shop. Bumpers
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For my bumpers
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I didn't know I needed these. Glad I found out Wink
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