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Old 12-30-2010, 08:24 AM   #141
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I remember pulling the back seat out after someone rode in my car to find gas money. One thin dime would buy 1/2 gallon of gas. I'll still pickup a penny.
If you were in Detroit when they had gas wars, you could have bought a gallon and got back change, but that was when you could also find a place to spend the penny.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #142
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Once upon a time they had gas price wars and gas would get down to 19.9. For 24.9 the DX station I worked for, as a child would: cleaned your windows, checked the fluid levels, and vacuumed the inside of your car. Guess today a teenager never would be able to work doing anything like that, too hazardous. Child labor laws.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:03 AM   #143
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I don't know what you are paying in the USA now but our regular UK gas is now 1:30 per litre thats just under 6 gal (whats that, nearly $9 US Gall?)

I fill up at about every 250 miles or so, it doesn't looks so bad then on the fuel docket!

So glad I got the GV in now. After a tune up I am now averaging 11mpg flat towing the PT Cruiser. I will try a trip soon solo - just for kicks!
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:05 PM   #144
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3.10 last time I was to town. a week ago

I hope it went down over the holidays ??? doubt it
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:59 AM   #145
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Ha! Ha! - Silly me .......... I thought you meant 3:10 hrs ???

In fact fuel went up another 0.75 Jan 1st and another 1.75 tomorrow

Government taxes !!!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:48 AM   #146
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Well, Its all Bush's Fault

when the US hits $4.00 Plus a gallon

we will be told again
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:52 AM   #147
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Everything is Bush's fault. Just listen to the press.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:33 PM   #148
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I dont remember, but I am sure Chuckles can tell us... How much of that $9/gallon is Tax....
You wanna know why I moved to the USA?
The only thing I miss about the UK is my family...
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:51 PM   #149
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It really is Bush's fault......
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #150
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It really is Bush's fault......

Really? Okay, convince us.
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Recently saw where China bought up futures of oil, so it would be Nixon's fault of changing China to a favored trade partner, but politics don't belong on this forum. One politician didn't cause, they all did.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #152
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Upper Sandusky Pilot today

2.89

Bush called them and told them to Lower the Damn Price cause John was coming through
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:12 PM   #153
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Bush called them and told them to Lower the Damn Price cause John was coming through


Where are you heading for John?
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:40 AM   #154
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Findlay Ohio

We are now back in Ky.

We went up for an OSU football game party with family and Friends. GO Bucks. That was an all Nighter for the state of Ohio

Over all, It was a quick turn around trip to visit our children & grandchildren Dave.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:35 AM   #155
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Many years ago, I had a Zemco Trip/MPG Computer on my Mini in the UK, and I loved it.
You can use them on Carbed engines that dont have a fuel return after the pump as the flow sensor goes between the pump and carb.

Uses magnets mounted on the driveshaft to sense speed, and just a few electrical connections. maybe a couple of hours for me to fit.

Gives you Instant and Average MPG, Trip and a bunch of other stuff.

I was shocked to find a new and unused one on Ebay last month and I snapped it up!
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I just saw another one, with 2 days left!
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ZEMCO ZT-4 DRIVING COMPUTER WITH INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETE - eBay (item 110636602076 end time Jan-22-11 17:17:27 PST)
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:29 AM   #156
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Note!!! there is something wrong with the bidding, look at bid history, zero bidder is jacking it up. and doing it without automatic bids.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:44 AM   #157
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If you click the "show automatic bids" it shows "0" has been there from the start. This shows he placed a high bid of $40.00 early on. He will have to bid again now if a new bid comes.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:12 AM   #158
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I hope the Ebayer is honest, and sorry for posting if not. Just thought it was cool to see another.
I paid $50 for mine and thats about what they sell for...
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #159
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Sold for $53.
Hope someone here won it!
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:23 AM   #160
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I hope the Ebayer is honest, and sorry for posting if not. Just thought it was cool to see another.
I paid $50 for mine and thats about what they sell for...
Keyair,
Seller has good rating with Ebay, the winner did use an automatic bid to win, so was expecting to pay the same as you, what I don't like is when a zero bid winner moves the price up or wins and doesn't complete the sale.

I would like to find one that works with the newer 454 with the return gas line.
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