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06-04-2008, 02:43 PM
I have a 1980 351 windsor ProAm. What is the best gas to put in it to get the best performance and milage out of it?
06-04-2008, 03:10 PM
I use mid grade.... 91 octane
06-04-2008, 03:27 PM
Different motors seem to break in differently. My old boat would actually run like crap on premium. The new boat I don't see a difference.
I would just try a tank of each. If it runs fine on regular, just use that. Usually the price difference eliminates any savings on fuel. You might use less, but it still costs more.
A lot of times on the lake you may not have a choice anyway.
06-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the info. This is our first boat...so we like any help that is offered.
06-04-2008, 03:52 PM
I have the same engine in my MC and it runs fine on regular. I did run premium for a few years and saw no difference.
Or you can run what ever you are able to siphon out of your neighbors car.
I would start by making sure your timing and points are set correctly and that your advance weights/springs are in good shape. Nothing will make it run better if your timing is retarded.