It must have worked OK as he ran it on this brew for 3 years.
New Petrol Generating Sets, Scorpion (1000w), Power Link (2500w), Prime Power (8500w), Advanced Power 4in1 Workstation (Most Still Cartoned), Projecta Battery Chargers & Jump Starters, Waeco Portable Fridges, Collections of Hand, Electric & Cordless Tools, Camping & Fishing Gear, New Appliances inc Breadmakers, Fans, Air Conditioners (portable), TVs (Analogue-Cartoned), Sandwich Makers, Toasters, Jugs, Radios etc.
Collectables inc Garage Memorabilia, Oil Cans, Jars, Boxes (Castrol, Plume, Shell), Retro Kitchenware, Crockery, Appliances, Ornaments, Jams Ashton Paintings (1839-1935), Power Inverters, Solar & LV Garden Lights (Lge Qtys), Mercury 20HP OB Motor & Marine Fittings & Accessories, Oils & Greases, Agri Chemicals & Farm Tools, Old Parts Scrap, Vintage Stationary Engines (As Collected), inc International Rosebury, Southern Cross, Nuway, Ronaldson Tippet etc, Ford T, Chev Capitol, Dozman, Dennis Engines & So Much More Circa 1964 Vauxhall Victor Super Sedan46,000 Miles, Original Cond & Books1967 Holden HJ Monaro GTS Sedan Manual, 5 Llitre V8, Matching Numbers & Books1967 Holden HR Premier Sedan Auto, 100,000 Miles Approx Auction Location: Cooltong is located 14km north of Renmark and 270km from Adelaide.
Many of our engines ran on what was known as Power Kerosene (as distinct from Lighting Kerosene which is all we can get today).
Fortunately most of them will operate just as well on petrol (gasoline).
I've reproduced Bruce's words below (with his permission): I have been told that Power Kerosene can be made using a mixture of kerosene and mineral turps in a 50/50 (or 1:1) ratio.
The way this came about is that I am involved with a TACL Rail Tractor at the Puffing Billy Steam Museum.We've used this in the Rumely, but don't any more because airports are not the friendliest places for weird guys who want to fill the back of their vans up with fuel.In our Hornsby, we burn 1-K which is readily available from petroleum products distributors.This recipe is attributed to a Shell technical bulletin. I run it in both my kero tractors, a 1939 Case D and 1947 Fergie. Totally off topic but during the 2nd World War when fuel was severely rationed, my father (an industrial chemist) ran our Morris '8' tourer on paint thinners and dissolved moth-balls (Naphthalene), both readily available and not subject rationing.There is an excellent article discussing TVO fuel where I gleaned this mix from - interesting reading and I recommend a visit. Forbes: Power Paraffin was made by BO in South Africa until the mid 1990'swith the following characteristics: Octane No (Motor) 65 Flash Point 37 Deg C Colour Green Gross Calorific Value 37.1 MJ/litre Net Calorific Value 34.5 MJ/litre From Peter Ogborne: Make friends with your local Helicopter people and ask them to give you the remains of the test samples and the out of date fuel........that's what we do. The only thing I remember was the revolting exhaust gas that made your eyes water.7 William Adams & Company Ltd - Everything for Engineers William Adams & Company Ltd - Industrial Catalogue Naval Marine Engineering Practice The Old Outboard book British Seagull - The Super 40 plus Clymer Evinrude/Johnson Outboard 50 - 235HP 1973 - 1985 Honda outboard motor B75 Penguin Sturt Marine Engine Suzuki Outboard 2-140HP 1977-1984 A-Z of British Stationary Engines Vol 1 A-K A-Z of British Stationary Engines Vol 2 L-Z American Gasoline Engines Antique Gas Engine & Tractor magazine Aug/Sept 1979 Antique Gas Engine & Tractor magazine Oct/Nov 1979 Antique Gas Engine & Tractor magazine Dec/Jan 1980 Beautiful Engines - Treasures of the Internal Combustion Century Blackstone Catalogue of the Stamford Museum Collection Bullock Wagons to Clutterbucks High Speed Diesel Engines IHC serial numbers Internal Combustion Engines Troubles, Caltex & gas producers Lister - The first hundred years Petter - The Complete Petter History Small Engine Secrets & Solutions Southern Cross Engines Stationary & Marine Engines & Tractors Vol 1 The Gasoline Engine Yearbook by Gary Pflum The Lister D Story by David Edgington Antique Engine Repair x 3 copies A.