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ST2DE5
03-24-2008, 03:44 PM
I thought this was very interesting. Enjoy :D
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7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

lstude
03-24-2008, 03:57 PM
Interesting ad. I've never seen that one.

Never heard of Borates either! [:0]:)

Leonard Shepherd
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lstude
03-24-2008, 03:57 PM
Interesting ad. I've never seen that one.

Never heard of Borates either! [:0]:)

Leonard Shepherd
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raprice
03-24-2008, 04:13 PM
Yes, borates have been around forever.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-24-2008, 04:13 PM
Yes, borates have been around forever.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

glen
03-24-2008, 04:28 PM
I believe, according to my memory files, that Richfield Gasoline
(a predecessor to todays ARCO) advertised that Boron was an
additive to their gasoline products.

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
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glen
03-24-2008, 04:28 PM
I believe, according to my memory files, that Richfield Gasoline
(a predecessor to todays ARCO) advertised that Boron was an
additive to their gasoline products.

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

JBOYLE
03-24-2008, 04:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by glen

I believe, according to my memory files, that Richfield Gasoline
(a predecessor to todays ARCO) advertised that Boron was an
additive to their gasoline products.



As did DX ..."DX Super Boron...drive a car that's alive!"

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-24-2008, 04:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by glen

I believe, according to my memory files, that Richfield Gasoline
(a predecessor to todays ARCO) advertised that Boron was an
additive to their gasoline products.



As did DX ..."DX Super Boron...drive a car that's alive!"

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

jnewkirk77
03-24-2008, 04:43 PM
I can't remember the gasoline brand, but the formerly-buried '57 Plymouth in Tulsa was buried with several containers of boron-enriched gasoline. It was supposed to be tested (I believe at the University of Oklahoma) after the unearthing, but I still have yet to find out any info on it.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

jnewkirk77
03-24-2008, 04:43 PM
I can't remember the gasoline brand, but the formerly-buried '57 Plymouth in Tulsa was buried with several containers of boron-enriched gasoline. It was supposed to be tested (I believe at the University of Oklahoma) after the unearthing, but I still have yet to find out any info on it.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

PlainBrownR2
03-24-2008, 04:58 PM
Oh boron? Boron is an element on the periodic table. [:o)]


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
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PlainBrownR2
03-24-2008, 04:58 PM
Oh boron? Boron is an element on the periodic table. [:o)]


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
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Gary1953
03-24-2008, 05:13 PM
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Yes, borates have been around forever.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

'Borates' Didn't they make a movie about one of those guys a couple of years ago?

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-24-2008, 05:13 PM
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Yes, borates have been around forever.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

'Borates' Didn't they make a movie about one of those guys a couple of years ago?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Gary%20Sanders%20album%202/100_2151-1-1.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Avantidon
03-25-2008, 07:39 AM
There are several ads of this nature that have appeared over the years. I have one from Playboy advertising levi Jeans with the models standing behind an Avanti. This Borax is a great one.


Mr. Boyle, you are correct. Sun Oil purchased Sunray DX Oil in late 1968 and began shortly thereafter to integrate it ito the Sun Family. My first job after leaving the Army in 1970 was with the Sunray DX division of Sun Oil in my great home state ofTN. One of the brands of gas was indeed Super Boron. It brings back good memories as shortly after that i was transferred to PA and dealt strictly with Sun's blended gas olenes.

Avantidon
03-25-2008, 07:39 AM
There are several ads of this nature that have appeared over the years. I have one from Playboy advertising levi Jeans with the models standing behind an Avanti. This Borax is a great one.


Mr. Boyle, you are correct. Sun Oil purchased Sunray DX Oil in late 1968 and began shortly thereafter to integrate it ito the Sun Family. My first job after leaving the Army in 1970 was with the Sunray DX division of Sun Oil in my great home state ofTN. One of the brands of gas was indeed Super Boron. It brings back good memories as shortly after that i was transferred to PA and dealt strictly with Sun's blended gas olenes.

rockne10
03-25-2008, 08:59 PM
When I applied for my mortgage twenty years ago, the credit check indicated I had failed to pay a $6.90 gas bill charged to my Boron Oil Co. credit card six years earlier. That was swiftly taken care of.

What brand of wagon do you suppose those mules pulled through Death Valley?

Oh, and, I STG, I just mailed my final mortgage payment TODAY!!!!!

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
03-25-2008, 08:59 PM
When I applied for my mortgage twenty years ago, the credit check indicated I had failed to pay a $6.90 gas bill charged to my Boron Oil Co. credit card six years earlier. That was swiftly taken care of.

What brand of wagon do you suppose those mules pulled through Death Valley?

Oh, and, I STG, I just mailed my final mortgage payment TODAY!!!!!

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

glen
03-25-2008, 09:55 PM
Probably a "20 Mule Team Wagon" a converted Studebaker prairie schooner....with the old ranger, Mr. Stanley Andrews, as the mule driver.......:)

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
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glen
03-25-2008, 09:55 PM
Probably a "20 Mule Team Wagon" a converted Studebaker prairie schooner....with the old ranger, Mr. Stanley Andrews, as the mule driver.......:)

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

comatus
03-26-2008, 01:06 AM
Yes, boron was pretty much the miracle element in the 50's:

http://tinyurl.com/2jvj5j

"Sohio" (Standard of Ohio, now BP) used "Boron" as their station name outside their designated territory.

The original engine plan for the B-70 Valkyrie (other than the on-board nuclear reactor[!])was for a "boron-burner." In one book on the project, an insider said that when that development failed, hope for the plane ever being workable vanished. Last week, a B1-B made the first supersonic flight on a fuel derived from...coal. I didn't even know the B models were supersonic. Suppose it's anthracite?

Alternative fuel researchers still mention boron from time to time. Apparently it can "store" energy better than hydrogen can.

comatus
03-26-2008, 01:06 AM
Yes, boron was pretty much the miracle element in the 50's:

http://tinyurl.com/2jvj5j

"Sohio" (Standard of Ohio, now BP) used "Boron" as their station name outside their designated territory.

The original engine plan for the B-70 Valkyrie (other than the on-board nuclear reactor[!])was for a "boron-burner." In one book on the project, an insider said that when that development failed, hope for the plane ever being workable vanished. Last week, a B1-B made the first supersonic flight on a fuel derived from...coal. I didn't even know the B models were supersonic. Suppose it's anthracite?

Alternative fuel researchers still mention boron from time to time. Apparently it can "store" energy better than hydrogen can.

Avantidon
03-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Actually the Boron 20 Mule Wagons were previously used as Studebaker War wagons by the US calvary tracking down the rengades of the west. -:0

Avantidon
03-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Actually the Boron 20 Mule Wagons were previously used as Studebaker War wagons by the US calvary tracking down the rengades of the west. -:0

comatus
03-26-2008, 01:05 PM
Uh-oh, here we go. ISTR a long discussion of the mule team wagons and Studebaker a while back. Consensus was that the big wagons definitely were not ours, but the water wagon could have been? Who remembers? Now the mules themselves just had to be CASO SDC members.

BOB? (Bob Palma almost certainly climbed over the fence, then a log stockade, and drove the prototype). I know, it's a boron' subject...

comatus
03-26-2008, 01:05 PM
Uh-oh, here we go. ISTR a long discussion of the mule team wagons and Studebaker a while back. Consensus was that the big wagons definitely were not ours, but the water wagon could have been? Who remembers? Now the mules themselves just had to be CASO SDC members.

BOB? (Bob Palma almost certainly climbed over the fence, then a log stockade, and drove the prototype). I know, it's a boron' subject...

glen
03-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Guess a trip to "Death Valley" to visit the Borax works
and the display they have out there.....is in order, to
get the real "skinny"........

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg

glen
03-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Guess a trip to "Death Valley" to visit the Borax works
and the display they have out there.....is in order, to
get the real "skinny"........

glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/Studebakersign.jpg