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building a higher compression Fe motor and was wondering if there is someone who sells octane booster in bulk and how much it is? i would like to have a backup plan in case i can't run on 87oct. would this be too much of an easy way out of this possible problem?
I found these just looking around on the net. Take them for what they are worth (might not be much). I don't think that Ford360's evaluation was 100% accurate. If you use the right stuff (seems to be NOS) and you use in on low octane gas (you will) then you should see some improvements.
those 3 links have been posted before. they all have a lot of errors in them. read how the octane points system works. you can contact a fuel company like chevron as they are the most helpful, they will point out the fact it goes by .10 not by 1.0 as those articles show. you can even find that info on the back of some bottles in small print
Last edited by ford390gashog; 01-24-2006 at 12:27 AM.
just went through the NOS product page ( made by permatex) and the highest they list for street use is 3 points they also causually mention with a * that one point is = .10 . so you are paying 9.00 for a pretty metal can made with tulene and naptha
Can't vouch for this personally, but if you go to Sherwin-williams or some paint store you can get 5-gallon jugs of Toluene. Which, as I recall is more or less what they put into octane boosters. I'd just as soon get the SW stuff in bulk.
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I'd be careful not the increase the CR so much that it needs higher than 93 octane gas. The racing fuel is monstrously expensive. You can get it around here at Wally World (Walmart) for about $5 per gallon. (((ouch))) Keep it to pump gas. In fact, I was careful with my rebuild (400M) not to increase that CR over the top. I did lots of math on it.
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