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Gas prices!
Posted by: Jamison82 ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:08PM

When will we see an electric motor from Clark's. Gas is over $4.00 in Los Angeles and climbing.confused smiley

Jamison
1965 Corsa Convertible - Fixer Upper
Glendale, CA

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:13PM

$3.93 here today! Don't worry... you cannot save anything by changing... not even another car that gets 40 mpg... even if given to you...


Just registering the car in Cal. will negate 15,000 miles of savings.... then you have insurance...





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Re: Gas prices!
Date: February 22, 2012 09:39PM

Gas prices suck and they are apparently going to get worse. Not going to make for a good summer. Glad I'm not in the hospitality business.
What kills me is that every time this happens there are always posts about how people are going to spend XXXXX numbers of dollars to re-engineer their Corvair so it will get better gas mileage or?
I'm going to go bolt flywheels.

Lon
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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: Jamison82 ()
Date: February 22, 2012 09:53PM

I was really just venting! I imagine this will help with the sales I EFI systems.

Jamison
1965 Corsa Convertible - Fixer Upper
Glendale, CA

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 22, 2012 10:19PM

I'll just have to drive the V8 less and the Corsa more. Not a problem since there's little I can do about gas prices anyway. I just wish it were higher octane and not contaminated with ethanol.

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Posted by: shomeyrwit ()
Date: February 22, 2012 10:49PM

I dislike me some ethanol

on the plus side, even though it cost more, Premium really is cleaner, they take great care to keep it as contaminate free as possible,, still hate to have to run it

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 22, 2012 10:59PM

$4.75/US gallon here, and yes of course it is expected to rise considerably by the May long weekend...eye rolling smiley

Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

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66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: February 22, 2012 11:18PM

$3.49 on my fill up this evening. I go across the river into Ohio, $.15 cheaper than WV.

Sam C. Saunders,Pt. Pleasant WV
68 500 cp 95 pg ash gold
66 Monza cp 110 4spd black
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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: LesH ()
Date: February 22, 2012 11:22PM

Jamison82 Wrote:
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> When will we see an electric motor from Clark's.
> Gas is over $4.00 in Los Angeles and climbing.confused smiley

I haven't seen it as cheap as 4 bucks a gallon for years.

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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2012 11:56PM

shomeyrwit Wrote:
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> Premium really is cleaner, they take great care to
> keep it as contaminate free as possible,, still
> hate to have to run it

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Sorry Charlie....


Base Gasoline is 80 octane... then they add the octane increaser and any detergents...





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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: mdparrill ()
Date: February 23, 2012 12:13AM

Get a locking gas cap!!!

Out comes the siphen hoses again!!

Remember everyone stealin gas in the 70's

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Mike in Northern Virginia

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 23, 2012 12:28AM

Hmmm....I think I paid $3.39 for 89 (10% ethanol blend) for the truck tonight....

I drive an average of 80 miles a day, at not-so-good fuel mileage.



Eh, it's only money.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:17AM

I'm a US Citizen - who misses USA

However, you guys in US don't know high gas prices. ggg

I've lived here 12 years now and never once have I since US prices for gas higher than what it is in the Ottawa, ON area.

Right now in a small town outside of Ottawa it is 4.68342 per gal.
Or 1.239 per liter times 3.78Lt = one gal.
(Ottawa is anywhere from 2 to 5 cents higher per gal, than the price in this township)

And Al I see you have it worse than us over here.

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: curt ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:24AM

It all big business helping push prices up, Yea, some supply problems,also; but, we are shipping gas out of the US.

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: macavs ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:40AM

Filled up at $3.39 this morning. Same station $3.79 on the way home. I bet it's $2.50 a gallon before election day after peeking at $5.00 this summer. It will be like DejaVu 2008 all over again.

If we could only get a pipeline from all that oil in Canada to the refineries in Texas we could tell the Middle East to piss-off! I know, I'm a dreamer.

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Posted by: Hot Wheels Vair ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:43AM

Lets stop the tree huggers and start drilling our own oil. When it hurts the country enough maybe then they will allow us to use our own. Ya Christmas is coming too. Rant over. Went up .30 in one night, $3.39 to $3.69. Was $3.06 in Lansing a week ago. Wish the news media would quite saying it will hit $5 soon. They seem to enjoy their jobs to much.

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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:45AM

curt Wrote:
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> It all big business helping push prices up,
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Not so.... it all the little guys that were allowed to dip their fingers in the pot...in the name of preventing BIG BUSINESS from making all the bucks! Remember the sub $2 gas???

Now Gasoline and natural gas is "owned " by 4-5 entities BEFORE it gets to the pump! Ever wonder who those "entities" that buy and sell on the daily market" are?

It might surprise you!

And no the oil companies didn't complain.... they own it at both ends now!





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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 02:00AM

Jamison82 Wrote:
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> When will we see an electric motor from Clark's.
> Gas is over $4.00 in Los Angeles and climbing.confused smiley


When the fed bails out CaL and forces him to meet CAFE requirements. Then the UAW will strike for benifit enhancements and he will concede while re-tooling to build electric motors. The media will have a field day with the transiton and tout Teslas inovation and how the Italians have already produced far better engineers than us I mean Copernicus, Gallileo, DaVinchi, hey cmon guys we suck!

And besides The Pres said 4$ be cool wiff him!

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
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Re: Gas prices!
Posted by: Stpman ()
Date: February 23, 2012 02:02AM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> I'm a US Citizen - who misses USA
>
> However, you guys in US don't know high gas
> prices. ggg
>
> I've lived here 12 years now and never once have I
> since US prices for gas higher than what it is in
> the Ottawa, ON area.
>
> Right now in a small town outside of Ottawa it is
> 4.68342 per gal.
> Or 1.239 per liter times 3.78Lt = one gal.
> (Ottawa is anywhere from 2 to 5 cents higher per
> gal, than the price in this township)
>
> And Al I see you have it worse than us over here.
I've been paying that or close to that for about a year now. I cross into Niagara Falls NY to save $20-40 a fill depending on what I'm filling up

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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 23, 2012 02:17AM

Stpman Wrote:
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>I cross into Niagara Falls NY to save
> $20-40 a fill depending on what I'm filling up.
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Makes sense!

Sadly what many in the US do is drive out of their way to save 2-3 cents per gal.





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