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    Has anyone heard of LP Racing Gas in Arkansas? This guy came up to our camp site when he saw the jet boat last weekend and gave me a bumper sticker for them. Said he got tired of paying the high cost of racing fuel and started making his own. He said that he makes 105 octane, and methanol. Said that he has been running it in an all aluminum 14:1 475 sbc dirt car motor for years and hasnt had any issues. I have been running avgas and C12 when I can afford it for the last few years. This guy said that he sells it for $6.10 a gallon or $310.00 per barrel. He said that he is located somewhere near little Rock, maybe Alexander?? At that price it is cheaper than Avgas right now in Camden ($6.27) 100LL. Just wondering if any of you guys has heard pros or cons about him. He said that he would refund any fuel that I didnt use if I wasnt 100% satisfied.....but the only way to tell if I am not satisfied is when it pukes my motor lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alter Ego View Post
    and started making his own.
    Gee there AE. Being in both an automotive fuel distrubutor as well as a racing fuel distributor for well over thirty years... I would always stay with a brand name. The cheapest thing I run or do to my boat is fuel. My engine cost too much to consider someone or company that we have never heard of that makes their own Does not sound like you

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    i have to Agree with Gearhead.

    i was a fan of Trying Monster Race fuels until i got to thinking and Talking about and decided i would stick with VP

    it is High but so was-is every penny i put into my Boat.

    my suggestion is stay away.

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    Gear, I am not knocking VP, I have purchased fuel from you and my airport only. However, times are tough.... I have not bought any, and had no intentions to until I heard from some folks that had already run the stuff. With that said, I am sure VP was a small mom and pop job at one point in time, even if it were many many years ago. I agree with you guys, fuel is the cheapest purchase for our boats, and with a fresh motor, I wasnt thinking about using a fuel that had no credibility. Just wondering if anyone else has heard of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alter Ego View Post
    Gear, I am not knocking VP, I have purchased fuel from you and my airport only. However, times are tough.... I have not bought any, and had no intentions to until I heard from some folks that had already run the stuff. With that said, I am sure VP was a small mom and pop job at one point in time, even if it were many many years ago. I agree with you guys, fuel is the cheapest purchase for our boats, and with a fresh motor, I wasnt thinking about using a fuel that had no credibility. Just wondering if anyone else has heard of them.
    Josh,

    And I am not knocking you for looking at other alternatives or promoting VP per say and I do appreciate anything that you have purchased from me. What I am tring to state is a quality and consistent fuel which generally goes with a commonly known brand of fuel. These are generally of more consistent quality than some of the come and go companies. I have handled several "brands" over the years in both automotive street and racing fuels. VP has been consistent on their quality and availability. Some of the other racing fuels I have sold were of good quality but the distribution routes came and went.

    I did not answer your question saying there might not be anything else out there to use. What I meant was until others have heard of them and used them and attest to the product being decent, then I would not guinea pig my engine. All I asked for was a quality product. You wouldn't put an unbranded regular unleaded in a vehicle that the manufacturer called for a quality premium fuel in it would you? That would just cost you money in the long run. A lot of us have "made" or "blended" some fuel in the past with various chemicals on a low production scale and it is difficult to remain with a constant quality and consistency from batch to batch. If you are racing then consistency becomes a major consideration.

    I tried an internet search on your company prior to making my first post and have yet to find anything on the company you questioned about. That was the first red flag for me. The second was your statement that they also made their own methanol. Although not impossible, all the methanol I know of is manufatured by large industrial plants, even VPs. The main difference in methanols is how they are handled once they leave the manufacturer. If the company turns out good... then it may be a good deal

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    I've never ran his fuel, but I've known his son for a long time. LP stands for Larry Potter. From what I understand, a lot of the dirt track guys around here use it.

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    Josh the last AVG gas I bought at Warren was $4.50 at the same time it was $5.85 at Monticello. If I get up in time I will check tomorrow.
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    Josh seems to be the Best alternative fuel is E-85 there are a ton boat guys running it on the boards and wow at the Drag racing guys running it.

    i am going to Have Mark Sullens set me up some Carbs in the future and give it a try at some point(maybe next Season).

    last time i put some in my truck it was 2.89

    oh yeah dont believe the hype about you will use 2 times as much BS and really all the other BS people think about its just b/c they dont Know imo.

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    Here we go with the E 85 again
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    Here we go with the E 85 again
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    Here we go with the E 85 again


    oh thats right you guys dont like it.okay thats fine i dont think the fuel was intended for your style of Driving anyway
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    I've read articles that E85 and carbs for it has endless HP limits ..... Have saw some 1000hp pump gas motors on it. As far as making your own Methanol..... All you have too do is super heat the Sour Mash product too above 200degrees and it makes pure methanol "" corn grain". ....you can re-run it and increase the proof percentage ..... But I try and NOT heat mine but too 175 degrees then dry ice your worm. The overall drink ability is much better. And if you wanna charcoal filter it a few times it' turns out real nice with a splash of apple juice and cinnamon stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcrank1010 View Post
    I've read articles that E85 and carbs for it has endless HP limits ..... Have saw some 1000hp pump gas motors on it. As far as making your own Methanol..... All you have too do is super heat the Sour Mash product too above 200degrees and it makes pure methanol "" corn grain". ....you can re-run it and increase the proof percentage ..... But I try and NOT heat mine but too 175 degrees then dry ice your worm. The overall drink ability is much better. And if you wanna charcoal filter it a few times it' turns out real nice with a splash of apple juice and cinnamon stick.
    Steel, doudle check. That sounds more like pure Ethanol

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    Josh 100LL IS $4.99 @ the Warren airport credit card no tail number required
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