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I was having a devil of a time starting my 1912 in the morning on

tours with this evil stuff they’re peddling as gas.I switched to

premium grade,and what a positive change.I can start it on a reasonable

number of cranks.

I realize that the car took about 50 octane(same as Coleman camping

gas),a rapidly burning gas,to fire the 3 to 1 compression,cavernous,

firing chamber.The act of putting a slow burning fuel(premium),should

be going the wrong way.But it works!I throw in Marvel Mystery oil,


I would welcome other peoples experiences along these lines.I know

newer Pierces would be in the 5 to 1 or 6 to 1,range.

Tony Costa