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Old 03-31-2008, 09:09 PM   #11
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Ah... "avgas". That explains it. Aviation Gasoline. Like automobile gasoline, but higher quality, purity and octane. Costs $6+ per Gallon these days, so nobody uses it on the ground to save money! But some use it in very-high-compression gasoline vehicles, like vintage racing motorcycles and whatnot.

Thanks for the Hodaka info. I had seen the name, but never knew what it was.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #12
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...soon we will all have kinetic buses with a lot of pedals!
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It's rather dilapidated now, but originally it went pretty good with something like a dozen people pedaling.
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Hopefully this true and oil prices fall through the the floor.

Vast oil potential in Arctic, new data says

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A U.S.-based company that has controversially laid claim to nearly all of the Arctic Ocean's undersea oil said Thursday that new geological data suggests a "potentially vast" petroleum resource of 400 billion barrels.
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I thought that too but it was published on Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:32 AM   #15
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well its been a month since this thread and gas was 120 today its 130 a litre or 45cents more a cad gallon here in bc it will cost too much to drive up there to get that load up north
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All right, I'll say it. This weekend I burned 100 gallons of Diesel in Millicent in order to transport one person and three toy vehicles to a four-hour event. Granted, we were a bunch of old friends who met there, and played together, and introduced hundreds more to our hobby, but when we consider the big picture, IT WAS MOST LIKELY NOT A VERY WISE USE OF 100 GALLONS OF DIESEL.

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elliot this is the north american way we do not grow out of it our walets will how much per us gallon?
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I don't know about $7 a gallon... at least not in the near future, check this link out http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/ ... gasprices/ (and this was in 2005) I was in Europe about a month ago and they're paying double what we pay here...Gas in Germany was 1.47/liter X 3.78 (liters per gallon) = 5.56 euros per us gallon 1 euro = $1.62 (last month when I was there) that's $9 per gallon!

The problem isn't so much the price of gas, it's the fuel economy. Anyone else think it's strange that the average fuel economy (in the US at least) is no better than it was 20 years ago?

Smitty have you seen who killed the electric car? It's a documentary about the GM EV1 and it demise... interesting movie. Here's the trailer

I need to get my bus running on WVO! I can only afford to drive it if I got a bunch of friends pitching in for fuel.
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now all the canadian farmers are growing corn for ethenol and theres no more wheat! so now bread is going up! i have a great fuel milage tool its called bc ferries.....cannot afford to take the bus across at 200 a pop
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. . .The problem isn't so much the price of gas, it's the fuel economy. Anyone else think it's strange that the average fuel economy (in the US at least) is no better than it was 20 years ago?. . .
[soapbox]Especially considering I had 2 1970's vehicles (1977 Toyota Corolla & 1977 Datsun B210 2+2) that averaged 45 & 55 mpg (highway) respectively, and a Canadian named Pogue (sp?), whose patents for a fuel system that allowed him a documented 100+ mpg on a big block Chevy (see your early 70's issues of Popular Mechanics) were snatched up & shelved by the automotive industry when his patents came up for renewal after his death.

There's plenty our government could do if they weren't wrapped around Big Oil's little finger. (Yes Smitty, the Federal Reserve's, Bilderberg's, and other's fingers, too.)

Our puppet government is just a facade for the incoming NWO.[/soapbox]

God Bless (what's left of) America!
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