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Old 10-31-2009, 11:12 AM
Ed Smith
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****? Seriously. There is a specific meaning to the phrase "FAI fuel" AFAIK, and to call something FAI fuel when it is in fact simply no nitro fuel of some blend or another, is nothing short of intentional misleading. Am I missing something here?
The point Mike is making is absolutely correct. True F.A.I fuel is 80% Alcohol, 20% Castor Oil without exception. To use the term F.A.I. fuel to denote just no Nitro fuel is incorrect.

As I understood it many years ago, synthetic oil was not readily available world wide, whereas castor oil was. So to keep things equal Synythetic oils were not allowed. There may have been other reasons but I was not aware of them.

Ed S