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Nitromethane prices #5288762 12/08/19 05:31 PM
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Messing around looking at drag racing fuels and stuff. Wal Mart sells this for $80.70 A GALLON! crzy shocked2


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Re: Nitromethane prices [Re: 53' Stude] #5288837 12/08/19 07:14 PM
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Wow - - prices have come down.
I remember when it was quite a bit north of $100 a gallon.

Back in the 70's and 80's - all of us RC airplane guys would mix our own 5%-10%-15%-20% nitro glow fuel.
At 10%, one gallon of nitro would make 10 gallons of glow fuel.


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Re: Nitromethane prices [Re: 53' Stude] #5288840 12/08/19 07:15 PM
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we use that for R/C racing engines in boats.

40-70% in the high performance models. the rest is methanol and about 16% oil

Re: Nitromethane prices [Re: 53' Stude] #5289094 12/09/19 06:25 AM
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I hope the stuff doesn't end up in Walmarters' windshield washer reservoirs.

Re: Nitromethane prices [Re: 53' Stude] #5289590 12/09/19 04:29 PM
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If you took that cheap stuff to an NHRA event, you'd be fined for not buying from the 'Official' supplier.

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Originally Posted by 02SE
If you took that cheap stuff to an NHRA event, you'd be fined for not buying from the 'Official' supplier.


Is the official supplier still VP? I thought I read somewhere that most of it is coming out of China now.


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Re: Nitromethane prices [Re: bdcardinal] #5289748 12/09/19 06:51 PM
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Since '15 it's been Sunoco. I assume it will continue to be Sunoco next year. Sunoco branded, anyway.

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Originally Posted by 02SE
Since '15 it's been Sunoco. I assume it will continue to be Sunoco next year. Sunoco branded, anyway.


Makes sense. Ya I wouldn't think you could go into a Sunoco station and pick up a gallon of nitromethane or Green E15.

Is it still true that the Sunoco stuff is ~$1428 for a 42gal drum but the same 42gsl drum from Don Schumacher is $1008? I had to dig the find an article about the prices from earlier this year.


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Without getting into NHRA drama, let's just say the price varies. wink

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Originally Posted by 02SE
Without getting into NHRA drama, let's just say the price varies. wink


Understood. I have no problem with someone making a profit, just don't like seeing teams getting priced out of the business.


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It happens all the time, mostly due to the cost of the ever-changing regulations. Or unfortunately when enforcement of those regulations are not applied impartially, as happened at the finals this year.

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