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fuel type for 66 283


Today in the coffee shop a car guy said the old motors don't like the new fuel and run too hot. Is there a cure for this? additive?

Woody



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I'm not sure what he's thinking. I ran premium in my 427 this summer, drove it on some really hot days too and had no issues. New tight engine, just a stock size radiator, 2 row aluminum.

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ok thanks good to know its ok

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I run a stock (as far as I know never touched) 283 in my Beaumont with, as far as I know, the original rad.  I put at least 5000 highway kms in a year and run premium. It runs nice and cool according to the aftermarket temp gauge unless I'm really pushing it on a hot day,   I do have to top up the rad every once in the while. In other other words just as you'd expect for a 55 year old car.

No worries. The only reason I run premium is that I just don't trust the alcohol in my carb, especially if I let it sit for a while.



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39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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thanks for the great info!

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I know we have discussed fuel a number of times on this site but found a story in Hemmings Newsletter yesterday that may help www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/02/25/five-facts-about-gasoline

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good article, thanks


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