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Offline wideopen231

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where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« on: March 14, 2022, 07:11:47 AM »
 I know there ore other sources of nitro out side on NHRA track and Sunoco. Looking for someone who sells it in SE area. In north Carolina would be awsome but pretty sure not happening. 

This past weekend we had huge price increase over night after trying to by the afternoon before. If going from 1600 for barrel(42 gal.) to 1890 then up 130 next morning. So basically 2020 from 1600 end of last yeat.  The jump over night after telling us sorry we will be back in korning is plain BS!
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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2022, 09:52:58 AM »
Not sure,  but I will check with my fuel guy.
Glad I went blown alky for now, bummer on costs though

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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2022, 10:53:04 AM »
i have never looked into it,  but  schumacher sells it, worth a look    https://dsr.parts/pages/nitromethane-sales

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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 12:02:22 PM »
Yea we have Anthony looking into that contact.Heck he walks into DSR and walks out with new msd mag 44,points box and coil, no questions ask. So if it can be gotten cheaper thru them he is our best bet. Problem is Indy to NC. Not many teams want to haul more than 42 gal. legal limit , even JFR guys get nervous if they have to have more because of screw up like dbl cutting a barrel.
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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2022, 12:16:17 PM »
if you find out a price make sure to post,  im a long ways off on my cackle car project, but might need to order a drum before it gets to high or obsolete

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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2022, 12:29:38 PM »
Bad thing is it all comes out of china.Only thing they are good for, but important one.
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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2022, 03:08:44 PM »
Interesting.
I always wonder about nitro costs. And where would one get it to mix in a bit of alcohol.

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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2022, 08:23:30 AM »
Good thing when mixing low dose. You get lot more fuel with some kick w/o the total hit of nitro cost. Right now it is right ar $48 per gallon. Wait that was saturdays price ,Tuesday price might be 52 per gallon. NLOL

Alky diggers use to sale it but said they could not because insurance and fire hazardmyet they can sale racing gas. That shyt funny,if nitro had 4* less flash point it would not even need flammable label.
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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2022, 10:12:20 AM »
torco race fuels used to sell it by the gallon, and i think alky digger sold it for a bit...... torcos site has race fuels and nitro is NA


they use nitro for fertilizer ?  most likely why its going up

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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2022, 10:47:19 AM »
$48 a gallon?  :o  Doesn't a TF car use something like 12-15 Gal. to make a pass? I couldn't afford the fuel bill!

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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2022, 07:31:52 PM »
A/fuel uses 5.5 gallons per run.Alkdiggers no longer sells it because insurance said it was to explosive, but racing gas was fine.LOL
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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2022, 01:06:02 PM »
Couldn't find 100% nitro on VP site. Link came up 50/50 and at the price it is lot more expensive than buying 100% and mixing it down to 50%. Plus we run 94.8%,95 is max allowed.
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Re: where to buy nitro other than Sunoco
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2022, 04:20:20 AM »
Mooresville, NC Drag strip owner keeps it and can get it for you Donnie Gibbs
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