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    sunoco fuel

    since we have a good amout of old timers here.....anyone remember the sunoco 240 race fuel? my dad always told me about it and that was what he ran back in the day street racing for pinks with his camaro :wink: was it 240 octane?
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    sunoco

    I live in the chicagoland area, I have been playin with cars a while, we had a Sunoco gas station next to a local high school, it had a dial that you could rotate to choose the "grade" of fuel, I think ours went to 260 ? but pretty sure that was not the octane rating , and really not sure what the number actually meant. I do remember those "happy days"

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    260..... yeah thats what it was :wink:
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    I think it was only like 96-100 octane back then though 8)

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    I lived in Streamwood Il. in the mid 60's and there was a Sunoco station on Irving Park rd. that had the rotating/pick your octane The 260 was actually close to 108 octane. At the time i was running a 671 Blown sm/blk Chevy w/hilborn inj. in a 1956 T'bird and i used the 260 grade from Sunoco, also set a world record in 1966 in (AHRA) A/Modified Sports at Oswego dragway with the car.

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    Yep, good ol sunoco 260.

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    Before my time.
    The first racing gas I really remember was Cam II or Turbo Blue. I think Cam II was $3.25 or $3.50 a gallon back then.


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