What about AvGas? - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
stich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pioneer CA
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Garage
What about AvGas?

Hi guys, I've done the introduction thing on that thread so now's the time for the questions to start. I just bought a 67 convertible that needs LOTS of work but I will enjoy the challenge. The guy said it runs but hasn't been started for a few years. I will be rebuilding the motor but would like to at least get it running before I start the resto work. That way I can see for myself what works and what doesn't before hand. My question is this. I plan on dropping the tank and flushing out the old fuel and try to drain the lines all the way to the carb. I want to get some 100LL AvGas to add to the tank so that if it has to stay there for a while, it wont gum up. Has anyone run AvGas in their cars and what may be the problem in it. I use it all the time for my lawn mower, Weed eater, chainsaw, etc as it makes it through the winter and keeps everything nice and clean. Will it kill an already old engine?
I don't have the car here yet as it's being shipped from Oklahoma (to No.CA) but here's a couple pics:





And here's what I WANT it to look like when done LOL

stich is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 07:39 PM
Former Super Moderator
 
Rukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Looks pretty nice!! I've run AVgas, I'll put like 5gals in a tank.
Rukee is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 09:30 AM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
What Rukee said. No issues with avgas, it's a bit more volitile so it can run a bit leaner than regular fuel. But it will keep the engine from knocking. My '67 looked EXACTLY like yours when I bought it in '83 except it had the top still in place. Same faded gold paint, and beat gold interior. I changed it to Burgundy/Parchment in '93. It may go back to gold someday, just no time soon!
geeteeohguy is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
 
stich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pioneer CA
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Garage
That gold interior doesn't do it for me so I'll change to black. I do like the gold exterior though.
stich is online now  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 06:35 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
I was going to do black in mine as well, but in CA, black seats with the top down get too hot. I like the look, though.
geeteeohguy is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 04:41 PM
 
chuckha62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stich View Post
That gold interior doesn't do it for me so I'll change to black. I do like the gold exterior though.
Nice get!

If that's an original car, it's worth more with the factory colors. If you care.

When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
chuckha62 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
stich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pioneer CA
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
Nice get!

If that's an original car, it's worth more with the factory colors. If you care.
Not the original 400 in it so no, not orig. Besides now I can do my thing to and not have to be so anal about staying factory. I want to do custom leather interior, PW maybe AC and a canvas top instead of vinyl. Seeing how I have my own upholstery shop, it's doable. All the stuff I do will be un-do if the next guy wants to.
stich is online now  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 06:40 PM
 
magpie5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oahu
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use AvGas all the time… In my dirt bike.

magpie5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
e the smell of AvGas in the afternoon... Instg8ter 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Technical and Electrical Wiring 6 05-04-2011 08:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome