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RE: AVGAS to be phased out!

To: Eric Erickson <>,
Subject: RE: AVGAS to be phased out!
From: Larry Hoy <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 07:12:35 -0600
Hope that idea doesn't spread!  I plan to stop by the airport today to pick
up 10 gallons of AVGAS for my race car.

Larry Hoy, Denver, CO USA
1970 MGB Daily Driver ~ 1967 MGB Vintage Racer ~ 1969 MGB Undergoing V8

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Eric Erickson
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 10:58 AM
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> Subject: AVGAS to be phased out!
> Oh dear... I have been decidedly upset (well... not *that* upset) by the
> lastest CAMS (Confed. of Australian MotorSport - our FIA body)
> Newsletter which states that "As from 1 January, 2002, CAMS will be
> adopting the FIA regulation prescriptions for fuel.  Whilst not
> eliminating leaded fuel in itself, this will mean that AVGAS will be
> phased out as it is not in compliance with the general prescriptions"
> "In general, the FIA prescribe a maximum Octane rating of 102 for ULP
> (UnLeaded Petrol) and PULP (Premium UnLeaded Petrol) and 100 for leaded
> fuel.  AVGAS in both forms is a leaded fuel with an octane rating of
> around 106"
> A number of individual States of Australia have already restricted or
> banned this fuel for use on "public roads" under 'clean air'
> legislation.  Whilst in many cases this mean that people racing on
> tracks can still use it (for now) rally drivers who must travers 'public
> roads' cannot!  I don't suppose that stockpiling fuel in the backyard is
> an option but this is a pity because I have found that my little car
> REALLY enjoys the occasional full tank of AVGAS and more frequently the
> half/half mix.  I do notice the better performance (and besides... it
> smells great :-)
> To quote (selectively) this article...
> Advantages of AVGAS: more rigid quality control/controlled production;
> higher octane=higher compression possible without detonation=more power!
> Disadvantages of AVGAS: It costs slightly more; is less conveniently
> obtained!!!!
> <sigh>
> Eric
> '68MGB MkII

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