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Old 05-21-2022, 06:26 AM   #1
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I have been driving Model A's for 45 years and yesterday I set a personal record. I put $43.44 worth of gas in my Roadster. Those $5 fill ups were the good old days.
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Old 05-21-2022, 07:33 AM   #2
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Pathetic.

A fill up of my '28 Model A over here costs ~85 $.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:42 AM   #3
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When I first drove my A in the summer of 73 I worked at a gas station,and gas was 28 cents.But,i made less than $2.per hour,so I had to work nearly 2 hours to fill it up.Now,it's less than an hours pay to fill it.To be fair back then it was wages,today,it's what I charge for contract labor,whether I'm working on something,building,plumbing,doing electrical,driving truck,or operating equipment.I do short term work for guys in the trades that need help for an hour or a day.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:50 AM   #4
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Being retired and living on a fixed income, I limit gasoline purchases to $40 each, and no more than one per week. No more washing parts in gasoline. I am thinking about a wood chip burner I can tow and run my Model "A" with.
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Old 05-22-2022, 01:06 PM   #5
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Being retired and living on a fixed income, I limit gasoline purchases to $40 each, and no more than one per week. No more washing parts in gasoline. I am thinking about a wood chip burner I can tow and run my Model "A" with.
$40 once a week is still over $2000 two thousand dollars a year!
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Old 05-22-2022, 02:12 PM   #6
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The kids will be eating the putty out of the windows before I quit fueling my A..
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:02 PM   #7
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I filled my A up with ethanol free gas about three weeks ago for $4.299. Itís gone up since then, but I havenít needed gas while I have the car apart for servicing and waiting for parts.

I donít like the gas prices, but I love to drive the car.


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Old 05-22-2022, 05:33 PM   #8
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Pathetic.

A fill up of my '28 Model A over here costs ~85 $.
It's about the same here in Australia. You guys needn't feel special - we are all in the same boat.
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Old 05-23-2022, 01:43 AM   #9
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It's about the same here in Australia. You guys needn't feel special - we are all in the same boat.

Yeah, but to be honest EVERYTHING seems to be expensive down under.
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:24 AM   #10
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:38 PM   #11
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Yeah, but to be honest EVERYTHING seems to be expensive down under.
Yes, they are but that's the thrust of this thread. European things are notoriously expensive and quality variable.
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:42 PM   #12
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I fill my Model A with whatever I find, gas, diesel, jet fuel, used motor or veggie oil, alcohol, you name it. never had a problem. I usually use about 90% gas or alcohol and 10% something else. I scrap so I always find mowers with motor oil and gas in 'em, mix it up, filter it, run it. never had a problem, runs fine with no smoke, no fouling, no clogged jets. Thank God Henry made em multifuel.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:39 PM   #13
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$40 once a week is still over $2000 two thousand dollars a year!
I just drove a 26 foot u-haul truck ( lightly loaded) from Florida to NC. It burned $40 PER HOUR of gasoline at 60-65 mph. That was a $450 day plus the price of the truck. Oof
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A good habit to remember to close down the GAV when engine heats up. Every mile counts. I'm not ready to build a dung burner on my truck yet.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:59 AM   #15
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paid $4.19 for gas Friday at Sam's Club.
first time I have paid over $3.99 since 2008 (at the MARC/MAFCA meet in Ft. Worth).
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Old 05-25-2022, 11:12 AM   #16
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I have been driving Model A's for 45 years and yesterday I set a personal record. I put $43.44 worth of gas in my Roadster.
Not a record to be proud of.
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Old 05-26-2022, 03:57 PM   #17
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I saw an article that said GA had some of the cheapest gas in the country. As much as it hurts me to fill up, I cant imagine what those of you in CA are dealing with.
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Lots of deleted posts and 1-week bans handed out. Fellas - NO POLITICS HERE!
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Old 05-31-2022, 11:04 AM   #19
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I saw an article that said GA had some of the cheapest gas in the country. As much as it hurts me to fill up, I cant imagine what those of you in CA are dealing with.
Regular in the SF Bay Area this past Memorial Day weekend was around $6.399/gal at the big name stations, and $6.199/gal at the no-names. I filled up my pickup (2003 Tundra) around the first of the year and it was $105, which appalled my bride. Unfortunately, the next tank was closer to $125. Needless to say, I'm not driving it much these days. Even the Model A at 15 mpg is an improvement over the 11 mpg of the Tundra.



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Old 05-31-2022, 03:59 PM   #20
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I am so glad I bought my hybrid car before the fuel prices started up. An honest 50 mpg. Such a pleasure to pass gas stations.

I am getting around 20 mpg with my 1930 Fordor A. Weber carb with 5.5 Snyders head. Mitchell overdrive. 2,000 rpm at 60 mph.
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