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When did you see this last ?
« on: June 28, 2016, 12:36:09 PM »
And why ? Not a commercial venture surely
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 09:09:57 PM by richard »
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 01:49:11 PM »
Blast from the past!
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 03:21:49 PM »
Gilbarco? I got some similar when I bought out Tinnions. My power saw uses a pump motor to run it, as they are single phase, and I had one. I feel there ought to be an Allegro in the picture.
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 09:11:11 PM »
I was talking of the 4 star leaded how much can they sell in a little village ? The photos were taken TODAY by the way
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 09:39:59 PM »
I don't know when I last saw 4 star leaded, but our local tyre place still has a sign to show you can pay with your Access Credit card
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 11:22:30 PM »
I used 5 star in my New 1972 Morris Marina TC. Only kept it for 6 months. Awful handling.
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 06:56:05 AM »
Lotus Cortina.  Ford Escort RS.  Morris Marina TC.   Not an easy choice?

I served 5 star as a forecourt attendant when I was 16 (with Raleigh Runabout) Main customers were Rover 3500's

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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 07:24:38 AM »
I see your point Richard, perhaps it's only in smaller places where some people do still have old cars, and perhaps the garage's stock of 4 Star is of similar vintage!
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 07:38:43 AM »
From the web: https://www.petrolprices.com/about-fuel.html

Leaded Four Star petrol was removed from sale on British forecourts on 1st January 2000. However, Leaded Four Star is now sold in a small amount of licensed stations in the UK.

In the UK, the most common petrol types are:
unleaded fuel
Ordinary unleaded – 95 RON
Super unleaded – 98 RON

4 star fuel
Leaded Four Star – 98 RON
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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 07:51:58 AM »
No idea on 4 star availability. But maybe he does Jags up, or something.

Bit surprised at the Rover V8 needing premium fuel. I thought the Range Rover could run on pretty poor stuff, even Kerosene, if tickle started on petrol. It was a low compression engine. But then maybe it was modified for the car. Certainly the Range Rover quickly repositioned itself with a more powerful engine and frilly knickers, from the original concept, loosing its utility status.
My cars tend to use pretty low grade fuel, which says something about the sort of cars I own, really.

The Morris Marina, MG B Saloon car. Yes, following on from the Riley Ditchfinder as the car most likely to be found in a hedge. The problem was solved by a face lift by Ital. They certainly looked more like part of the acceptable road furniture of the day, when parked in the hedge thereafter. Bit like pop art, as many were driven by older men, and turned up where you least expected them, like straight bits of road.

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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 08:49:32 AM »
I didn't say that Rover V8's needed it, it's just that I remember them using it.  Perhaps they thought they would go better?  :)

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Re: When did you see this last ?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2016, 09:43:42 AM »
So that is partly why it stuck in your mind. Funny, these were very desirable cars in their day. Not so much fuss now, though they have their devotees. On the other hand early Range Rovers are going nuts. Objects of desire change.
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