My formula vee engine builder, Mike Palermo, (Peak Performance),
strongly recommends avgas for FV's. We use 100 octane low lead - a
Vee's compression ration is ridiculous even for a street car - and it
burns as clean as unleaded. It's other principal virtues are that it's
stable and of good quality anywhere.
Roger Sieling wrote:
> There were some good articles written in past and one of the big differences
> is Reid vapor pressure. Avgas is formulated to be used at higher altitudes
> than most of us drive our race cars. We used to use it in our Datsun rally
> car, but it got v. difficult to get. Most airports around here want to see you
> putting it into an aeroplane, road taxes and all.
>>>> "Don Queen" <donqueen@Inreach.com> 05/14/01 11:28AM >>>
> It seems that everyone has an opinion on the use of AV gas in a race engine.
> I've used it for a few seasons with great results. My Alfa has 11.5 - 1 comp
> ratio. I have no preignition and the last leakdown indicated 20 + races with
> no need yet for even a valve job.
> My aviation mechanic buddies swear by it pointing out that the demands of an
> airplane engine far exceed the needs of the average vintage race car.
> My engine builder murmurs some incantation about additives, but he's only
> repeating what he's heard.
> I pay $2.15 a gallon for 110 leaded, less that pump gas on the West Coast.
> Opinions, facts, incantations ?
> Don Queen