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Old 11-11-2019, 01:43 PM
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Damien, Are there any local small airports you can check to see if they'll sell you aviation fuel? I found a couple here in my town where they will sell you their 101 octane for about $5/gal which is way better than the VP110 gas at $9/gal at a local engine builder shop. Might be worth your while to check it out. Cheers, Mark
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Laws are likely different in Australia but in the US it is illegal to pump AV gas directly into a car's fuel tank due to the absence of road tax on the AV gas. All this means is you need to fill up several gas cans armed with a good excuse for why you are doing it. I always used the "its for my off road car" and it worked. Also, AV gas does not have all the some additives that automotive fuel has. Not an issue but just stating the facts.
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Av gas is mixed to burn at high altitudes, different than VP-etc. Nice thing is it never goes bad.
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for saying that Rick. Yes, there is a drag strip at the local airport and they will sell it to you if you put it in your own cans, which is fine with me. Is there an additive(s) that would be good to add to the Av gas that will help my engine when I run it? I've only used VP 110 up to this point, but when I'm done redoing my engine I was hoping to run the less expensive Av gas. Thanks.
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Mark, we used to go to the local airport in years gone by and fill up our fuel jugs with Av Gas straight out of the bowser for our race car, but as Rick says, a lot has changed since and I don't think there are any of the smaller airports that will do this anymore unfortunately.
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Homeland security also affects just where you can go in airports also (in the US) I still get Av gas, but through an employee, not at the airport.
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So true. I can remember driving my car onto the tarmac to fill it, then driving on to fill up the gas cans. Neither of those are happening today. You almost have to have someone on the inside to get the fuel unless you are pumping it into an airplane.
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They used to let us run up and down on the airstrip at the end of the Cape (when it was foggy as it was/is a sight landing). Tank up the cars and go for it. No more now....

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There are two local airports here in Naples that supposedly will fill your cans for you. I have a contact at the one that who said he would do it no problem (in cans of course) and the other (as I said above) has a drag strip right on one of the old unused runways and I've heard they will still fill cans. We're a pretty small area / town so maybe things are a little more casual here.
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