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  1. 11 hours ago, locost_bryan said:

    The infamous early 80s Corroda, star of Fair Go for its tin worm and roasted by Chris Amon on The Motor Show for its ride and poor handling.

    I remember him all the time bitching about Japanese steering too.

  2. Yes, that explains the hooha about lead but does not address my point which was about the potentially undesirable effects of whatever additives are used to replace lead in modern fuel as alluded to above by @Carsnz123.

  3. Just now, Carsnz123 said:

    Its better for the environment but not by much.  

    I'm sure the vast majority of the population are blissfully unaware of that. Such a big hooha was made about lead but no mention was made of what was to replace it.

  4. I've always found that the biggest, gruntiest battery that will fit in the battery cradle is a good starting point. I have no scientific data to back this up but the battery in my Falcon (near new when I bought the car) is from the seventh month of '13 and the battery in my Civic  (purchased for my other Falcon) is from the twelfth month of '12 and they're both still good. In that time my wife's Laser has gone through several batteries. Think it's now on the third one in our ownership but might be the fourth. The Laser has a tiny battery cradle and, of course, can only fit a tiny battery. Undoubtedly someone else will come along and say I'm full of it and don't know what I'm talking about but that's my experience.

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  5. Also I've run 91 in almost everything ever since 91 became a thing in New Zealand. The one exception is my Wolseley 1300 (dailied 2006 to about 2014) which ran like shit on it so mostly got 95.  

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