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« on: April 06, 2008, 11:21:23 PM »

Curious if anyone can tell me if VP's c12 gas would pass inspection if I set a record at El Mirage?

I have looked all over Scta-Bni's website and can not find anything .

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 11:49:30 PM »

I thought if your in a gas class it didn't matter what gas you ran, as long as it was not some sort of fuel.  PM Dan Warner or some of the tech guys to make sure.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 12:09:50 AM »

I read somewhere (and for the life of me I can't remember where) that C12 is a legal gas for El Mirage.  Did the SCTA get a new "analyzer"?
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 12:12:49 AM »

I just want to make sure that it is alright. I would hate to finally get to impound only to have my gas fail the test.

Scott
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 01:08:30 AM »

I just want to make sure that it is alright. I would hate to finally get to impound only to have my gas fail the test.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 08:35:21 AM »

Have the gas tested before you run. Take your fuel to tech inspection and they can check it for you. If it doesn't pass you can buy gas from George Callaway.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 09:40:36 AM »

  Give Fogy a call.He has a list that shows the numbers for the gases available and if they are OK to run.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 10:39:49 AM »

http://www.ridgecrest.ca.us/~hideseng/dc_list.htm

This was posted in a previous thread but I don't remember by who.

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 07:49:15 PM »

http://www.ridgecrest.ca.us/~hideseng/dc_list.htm

This was posted in a previous thread but I don't remember by who.

Larry

Ok, so what do the + / - numbers mean?

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 09:55:21 PM »

i ran and tested c-16 and it was way under the max number.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2008, 05:48:51 PM »

Hi,
We ran VP C16 last year at El Mirage too and it passed tech when we set a record.


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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2008, 10:49:05 PM »

The web site posted lists the Dielectric Constants for most gasolines.

C-16 is a sort of "standard" in that it comes in on the meter darn close to 0.0, pretty much no sweat when the old rule called for DC's less than 2.3

But now if you go down to Circle K or 76 and buy 91 octane, it will read between 5.5 and 7.0+/-.  What?  You can't run pump gas as "gas"?  So in mid stream last year the D/C limit was bumped to 6.0 to allow for "modern" gasolines.

Because many pump gasolines were still outside the limit, and because of some questioning by some of us who want to run "hotter" gasolines and the difficulty in establishing just what exactly is a "gasoline", the rules committee met, and after some long discussions with Rick Gold of ERC, decided that in the future, gasoline was anything with a D.C. less than 15.0 (see the new Blue Book, the one with an SDRC bike and an SDRC car on the cover, for the new rule).

So, yes, your C-12 at -0.5 certainly looks like it will qualify.

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 10:55:22 PM »

Thanks for the explination Jim, see you in May!

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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2008, 12:19:24 AM »

Just so it is clear to me, if you run a gas class at El Mirage, you do NOT have to buy gas there and have your tank sealed (like Speedweek)? You just run whatever is in your tank and have it tested if you break a record?
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2008, 12:24:29 AM »

Just so it is clear to me, if you run a gas class at El Mirage, you do NOT have to buy gas there and have your tank sealed (like Speedweek)? You just run whatever is in your tank and have it tested if you break a record?
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