Thread: My 55 and a DC3
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:34 AM   #12

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Originally Posted by CAC View Post
Read about an air freight company that only used DC-3's and as best as I can remember finding fuel was their biggest concern.

Back when I started flying you could still find 130 and there was 100 and 80, now you can find mostly 100LL, no lead no way to take care of the valve guides.
When I rebuild my engine I had different valve guides so I could burn car gas, So I have been very happy and the plane is too.
Round engines need lead unless they modify the engine for current fuel, I am sure they are, but I am not round any.

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