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    VP Q16 ?

    are all the internet post about the Q16 true or bull about the up to 30 Hp gains. in other words has anyone here ever tried it and proved it to be a Plus or no not. I'm running 15.33 to 1 Compression in a 434 with 230 Dart heads and 950 ultra H/P now it's running 670 Hp. I tried the 110 octane Vp oxigenated. and it made no changes. then the man tells me it was because I needed the 116 Octane because of my compression ratio. I'd like to know if anyone has tried it before I go spend $65.00 on fuel that I don't need.
    Thanks Andy

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    Q-16

    Andy, I sell the VP and my truck dirt racers get more power with Q, I sell it for the same $ as C-16, you probly will have to jet UP 3-4 sizes and It stinks and will eat a fuel system like methonal does so I would clear it out after use. I don't think the 110 is enough for a 15 to 1 motor. Later J.Smith 4621 racing

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    Q16

    65.00?
    I guess you ONLY want 3 Gallons?My Very BEST Racing Bud,just bought 35 Gallon Drum.
    It was 21.00 Per GALLON,Does He NEED it?NOPE!
    Did He Buy it Yep!
    I will give you some Results after He Runs it?Still on Last Years 114 Octane,and we Picked up 1 FULL Tenth Tonight.
    434 SBC 14.3-1 Scott Shaferoff Motor,with a set of CFE 15* Heads,825HP @ the Crank,in a 3100 lb 69 Nova,went 5.91 @ 116MPH Tonight,Best pass EVER!
    I will let you know when we Switch over the Fuel to see about any Increase,but if theres Much I will be SURPIZZZED!
    Later
    G :lol:

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    Q-16

    I sell Q-16 for $13.75 per gal .I pump it, and If you get a 5 gal pail it is $17 per gal Later J.Smith 4621 racing

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    WOW I can't bitch then. cause I went ahead and got the fuel. it is in a 5 gallon can and it was only $65.00 mabe he sold it to me at cost just to try it but thats what is was. well it rained so I'm going to have to wait a week but I will let you guys know how it worked for me.
    thanks for all the replys
    Andy

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    Q16

    Well,I dug DEEPER into this 21.00 S#!T Today???
    He Added in the Shipping from INDY to Upper Michigan,It cost 90.00 in Shipping for 2-5 Gallon Jugs!
    Now it makes more CENTS!
    THANKS,Jimmy.Later
    G 8)

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    Re: VP Q16 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by andybyrd
    are all the internet post about the Q16 true or bull about the up to 30 Hp gains. in other words has anyone here ever tried it and proved it to be a Plus or no not. I'm running 15.33 to 1 Compression in a 434 with 230 Dart heads and 950 ultra H/P now it's running 670 Hp. I tried the 110 octane Vp oxigenated. and it made no changes. then the man tells me it was because I needed the 116 Octane because of my compression ratio. I'd like to know if anyone has tried it before I go spend $65.00 on fuel that I don't need.
    Thanks Andy
    Cant say about smaller motors, but it did pick up almost 40hp on my 632. And yes, it is nasty smelling and it needs to be run out of the carb and fuel tank drained after every race. And you will need to go up 3, 4 maybe even 5 jet sizes.

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    hey rabbit, thanks for the info. To me 40 H/P is 40 H/P any way you say it. did you have to move the timing any or did you just jet it up.
    Thanks Rabbit, Andy

    bbchevy- Mine is also a Shaferhoff but it only has the 23 degree dart 230 heads. besure and let me know how it works Thanks Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybyrd
    hey rabbit, thanks for the info. To me 40 H/P is 40 H/P any way you say it. did you have to move the timing any or did you just jet it up.
    Thanks Rabbit, Andy

    bbchevy- Mine is also a Shaferhoff but it only has the 23 degree dart 230 heads. besure and let me know how it works Thanks Andy
    Andy,
    We will be TRYING the Q16 over Memorial Day Weekend,I will UPDATE!
    Later
    G 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybyrd
    hey rabbit, thanks for the info. To me 40 H/P is 40 H/P any way you say it. did you have to move the timing any or did you just jet it up.
    Thanks Rabbit, Andy

    bbchevy- Mine is also a Shaferhoff but it only has the 23 degree dart 230 heads. besure and let me know how it works Thanks Andy
    I didn't change the timing any. I had to change my jets from 95's to 100's. ( use to run C16) I also had to change the air bleeds. It was chocking me to death at idle. 40hp is a bunch, but I'm not kidding Q16 is a NASTY fuel and it stinks like chitte. No more of that "sweet smell of racing gas" if you know what I mean Also I'm not kidding, run the carb empty after every race and drain your fuel tank . I pay $14.66 per gal and I buy it in 15 gal. drums. I was paying $68- ( I think the last 5 gal can I bought was $72) for 5gal cans.
    No idea what difference it will make on the track, but all the guys I race against also use Q16.


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