Re: universal gasoline
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Mike, you’re correct that engines need adjustment for altitude. Longer ago than I care to think about, I had a 1972 Datsun 240Z, which I bought in upstate NY. I drove that to Colorado, and lived in Steamboat Springs for about a year. The comparative lack of air pressure seriously affected the, uh, “spirit” of the car. Adjustments of the twin SU carbs took care of that. Later, that car was stolen, and I never got it back. I wish I still had it.
While in Steamboat, on the Craig branch of the Rio Grande, I saw many steam era freight cars well within the time bounds of this list.
I think we are confusing the adjustment of engines for altitude with brand adjusting.
I know you have to adjust high altitude engines to run differently than one at sea-level.
I’m not sure about brand adjusting, but altitude adjustment is almost universally required for a car that is not computer-adjusted.
Best to ya,