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#1 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 01:00 PM

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 01:21 PM

0.22 cents in 1950

started driving in 1966 - 0.33 cents

gas war  in late 1960s was 0.17 cents



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 01:59 PM

.96 haha.

 

I wish the listing gave the price at the time, and then a second price with the inflation adjustment added. That would be an interesting comparison. 



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 02:32 PM

Mine is .29 but I vividly remember going past a station when I was young and saw .19.  I wish they went back to 1924 when my dad was born.  That would be interesting.



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 03:12 PM

0.22 cents in 1950

started driving in 1966 - 0.33 cents

gas war  in late 1960s was 0.17 cents

Same straight down the line.

 

Ran a station in 70, gas was .35 but  on a 10 gal or more buy gave a 2 cent per gal discount.



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 03:21 PM

.96 haha.

 

I wish the listing gave the price at the time, and then a second price with the inflation adjustment added. That would be an interesting comparison. 

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 04:10 PM

54 .26 but .33 when I started driving in 71'.  Not much change. It was during those Oil Crisis years is when it all went bad. Now days much of cost is all the extra junk they put in it to make epa happy.  I remember having 2$ to put in for gas many times and thinking I had Plenty to run around on.  Motorcycles filled for $1.25 or so many times.  Happier times for me then at least. Always drove junkers I dragged from yards and old garages, changed vehicles about every 3 months, moving up to a better condition one each time.  Heck....STILL doing that now on these Old Tractors,  wonder when it stops?



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 04:15 PM

I remember seeing it for 27 cents when I was a kid .



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 05:43 PM

Remember .25 as a kid and gettin p o when it went to .50 when i graduated

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 06:48 PM

.33 when I was born. When I started driving it wàs .93 can still remember being a teenager and getting pissed because it cost $15.00 to fill the tank to go to town cruising

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 07:44 PM

.24 the year I was born, and in 1967-68, I sold many gallons of Aamaco regular for $.29.9, and premium for $.35.9.

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 08:02 PM

Gas was at a low price but does anyone remember how many MPG you got on your vehicle.



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 08:09 PM

My '67 Catalina with a 400 V8 got 19.



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 09:17 PM

Did anybody really check Mpg or even Care back then?  Maybe on a trip, just for fun.  Later when was expensive, then everyone was checking and trying to improve. Remember all the magnets, and coils and such that got more mileage?  Lots of gimmicks back then to spend money on.






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