$1.00 worth

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  1. rjtfroggy

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    When I got my first car 3rd hand "64" Fury gas was 0.16 gal. then the five stations in about a block an a half would go too war. My friends brother ran a Atlantic station at the time and would say enough of this and price it 10 gals. for a $1.00 cars would be in line around the corner.
    Cigs. 0.17 a pack, Wonder bread 0.15 a loaf, milk 0.50 a gal. delivered.
    No forgetfulness here I'm 66.
     
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  2. KMart

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    But you got a $65 a month bonus for that inconvenience:)
     
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  3. ireload2

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    I used to wheel the lawn mower over to the station next door and drain the hoses to fill it up.
    My mom's 61 Chevy Biscayne cost $2.70 to fill up.

    When I got my first jalopy $.17 a gallon was too expensive so I would get half a tank of ethyl and the drive out to a friend ranch and fill the tank with gas well distillate called drip gas.,.My exhaust smelled a little like a septic tank but I got a lot of miles per dollar.

    Gas was so cheap for use on the farm my grandfather bought 500 gallons at a time. There was no highway tax paid on gas ran through the tractors so it must have been about $.11 a gallon.
    The same thing with propane. He had a tank that must have held 500 gallons. I can remember filling it up for $55 and the tank lasted about 3 years.
    Top quality Esso/Enco motor oil came off the wholesale dock at the Enco dealer's warehouse for $.25 a quart can when we bought it by the 24 quart case.

    Last but not least my allowance was paid in .22LR ammo. I was easily bribed.
    Regular ammo was $.17 per box. The HP ammo was $.19...
     
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  4. pirate ammo

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    flat head 8 run good on that stuff,,
     
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  5. pirate ammo

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    and all the free penicillin that your team mates needed,,,damn that hurt,,,:eek:
     
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  6. jimmymac

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    On both ends...
     
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  7. moondog

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    Before the Raton monthly matches got cancelled
    We shot with a guy that was old enough to remember shooting
    before wind was invented!
     
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  8. Don

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    I worked in a Standard Station in Chicago .
    The Red Crown valve stem Caps ???????
    We had a Guy we called $200 Harry .
    $100 of Regular and 4 packs of Camels ..
    His window always got washer ...
    His Daughter was a Gem .
    I remember ! Thanks for the help :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Uthink Uknow

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    Before this cheapest gas thread gets out of hand, let me tell you that when I started driving the gas station paid me for getting gas there. Now. Top that.
     
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  10. pirate ammo

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    O.K.,time to get real here,,staying with your grandparents weekends,summer,and every chance you got..up at 4:30 A.M.,,go snuggle up to one big damn cow,warm up your hands,squeeze
    gently,or BAM,,take that in,now go fight that giant Rhode Island Red thats waiting to peck your eyeballs out,done with that go in,,smell them bisquits going,yea life was good,but do you
    really want to go through it all over again..
     
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  11. dickn52

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    1968 I got $111.00 a month as an E1 as I recall. The top kick got $5.00 before I even left the pay table.
     
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  12. Bc'z

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    I can't even fill the lawn mower for a buck.
     
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  13. hogpatrol

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  14. shoot4fun

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    1969, my buddy had a Honda 90. He could fill it up for $1 and ride two weeks and sometimes three.
    A 6 oz Coke in a bottle could be bought from the vending machine at the service station for 5 cents.
     
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  16. timeout

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    25 cents a gallon and cheaper if there was a "gas war" going on in town. Glad I got the hot rod days out of my system back then. Ran 4:57 rear gears and a big ol Holley carb. In high school my wife and her girl friends would go from gas station to has station having the attendant come out to put 25 cents worth of gas in the car. They would be SOL now that there are no full service gas stations. Nickle candy bars. Got my tires for a buck apiece at Red's Auto Salvage. Had a whole supply of clutches, transmissions and rear gears from there. Prices dirt cheap, especially if you took Red some cigars. Could hunt anywhere you wanted. I knew every inch of ground for a long way around. Life was hard on the farm but good.
     
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  17. JimT

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    Based on the information I previously posted, the 36 cents per gallon in 1970 converts to $3.15 based on the inflation rate of social security payments. So all you old boys can keep reminiscing but you can’t whine about today’s prices.
     
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  18. 500Stroker

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    I can remember paying 50 cents a gallon for Ethyl pumped into your car by the man that wore star, the Texaco star.
     
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  19. timeout

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    We'll whine if we want to :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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  20. montef

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    I remember when a $1.00 would fill my 5 gallon gas can and I could ride the dirt bike all day for a week on it. Had to mow 5 yards to pay for it. Also when it went over a $1.00/gallon and the pumps only went to .99 9/10. They would put a one in front of the dial and start back at .01 9/10 per gallon until they got new pumps.
     
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