Oh yeah, I realize that they brewed up some real hellish concoctions back
then. What do you expect when the Formula One formula was simply "vehicle
weight must be less than 750 kg"? Imagine where they could take that
nowadays... it boggles the mind.
But back to the subject, I was surprised that benzene would be a legal
additive in street fuel. After all, they outlawed those exotic racing
Michael Singleton had this to say:
>Benzine was a very popular fuel additive, along with things like alchohol
>and nitromethane in racing fuels of the thirties or so.
>> Thanks, I think that resolves my question nicely. Now I am wondering, how
>> did the French ever allow 10% benzene content in fuel? I have the
>> impression that benzene is pretty nasty stuff. You don't think they're
>> still doing it, do you? When I was there all the cars seemed to be diesel.
>> Bullwinkle had this to say:
>> >However, gasoline/alcohol/benzene blends were acceptable, as indicated by
>> >experience in France with a blend consisting of 75 percent gasoline, 15
>> >percent alcohol, and 10 percent benzene.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.