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    re hemmjo's note on octane.
    It's been a l-o-n-g time since [motorcycling] octane was considered during fuel purchase. No distracting female attendants either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Has to be, same logo, just spelled different in foreign markets. But how does a economy car like a VW warrant high octane fuel?
    While stationed in Germany in the 70's I ran a 63 VW with a 1200 cc engine on a dirt track. Most guys would steal the 78octane MOGAS out of the jeeps and other vehicles to run in their cars. My engine was honed polished balanced and tweaked everyway possible and still remain basically a stock engine. And the way I looked at it why steal gas out of a jeep when I had a 1200 gallon tanker full of AVGAS. We were allowed a certain percentage of shrinkage monthly due to evaporation so 10 gallons here or there never showed up unlike when the col's driver would run out of gas while driving the Post commander around. AV Gas was aviation grade gasoline 120 Octane all of the tweaking we had done to the engine would nearly double the hp over the other guys but a 50/50 mix of AV- Gas and the 92 octane stuff we bought at the local German petrol station really made the thing pop. When we would win against the largest class of engines though would be cause for contesting our engine. they would drain out some gas and see that it was red so they thought it was just because we spent money for our gas instead of the bluish green MO gas so many were using.
    So yes I can see running super in a VW they ran better and got fetter fuel millage.
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    Transporting logs in Northern Michigan 1908.
    I think this was somewhat of a stunt, maybe like the early 1900s version of hamming it up for Instagram. Right?

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    Mayebe it was a rare stand of North American Balsa Trees

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    I have my doubts that two horses could move that load! Might of loaded it that big just for the photo op.
    My Dad remembered loading logs with horses back in the 30s. (rolled on to the wagon using ramps with ropes going over the trailer) He said a local hauler had a pair of horses that were so well trained, the owner could have them easily move the log 1/2 an inch if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    Mayebe it was a rare stand of North American Balsa Trees
    Good one! We've seen that trick before:


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    Even it is were balsa if those poor animals ever got that sled moving they better never slow down because it would run them over.
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    It took a lot of man power to load those logs that high.

    Judging the way that log hits the ground it is not light weight at all!

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    That is a stack of awesome looking board stock! I wish I had 1 or 2 of those to take to the sawmill!

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    It would have been one huge selfi, would the millennial's be prepared to stand for a five minute exposure on old photographic plates - I think not.
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