The car just didn't have all the bells and whistels they do now, my advice to the auto builders is if you want to stay in buisness take the fancies off make a basic car and get back to the 32 mpg again. It's such a shame the the TV/Computers/Books etc are teaching our youngsters such poor grammer. People who say they'd NEVER stop for a hitchhiker, will stop to rescue a 'stranded motorist' carrying a gas can.Had a friend with the exact car as I did , he came from California, he got 33 miles but admited drafting behind the big trucks... We're beginning to sound like a bunch of mountain gorillas It's spelled 'grammar' rather than 'grammer'. Don't take spelling up the butt on the internet, after all ITS THE INTERNET!! I got a ride back to my out-of-gas car by some guy in a Lincoln town car.I rebuilt the engine by lifting the motor out by hand and rebuilding it on the picnic table. To the writer of this page: Thanks for posting this; I cruised in from Google, trying to find out if it would be safe to put the gas back in my tank after it being in the gallon jug; it'd be a shame for it to go to waste. I bought an empty milk jug at a grocery store because the gas station had no gas cans for sale. The exhaust smelled funny, but it got me to the next gas station.I probably risked burning the valves some, but I figured it was the same stuff as "dry-gas" gas line anti-freeze (the alcohol would mix with water that condensed in old style vented gas tanks back then, to help it burn through the engine without causing stalling.) I no longer carry any kind of gas cans in the car.We were going on a long trip and had lots of gallon milk jugs filled with water along with a few of the typical skinny plastic water bottles that hold 16 oz. Anyways, we emptied out one of the water jugs and were shaking out all the residual water out as we walked back up the entrance ramp to the gas station.I made note of a sign on the gas pump stating it was illegal to use unauthorized containers for gas.
BTW, that restroom is not so bad, if you travel enough you will see some that will make that one look like a surgical operating room.
Anyways, the light comes on with 1/4 of a tank remains. So, I decided to run out as much of this junk gas as possible before filling up.
One factor I didn't account for was that the truck was likely burning a lot more of this low quality gas to go the same distance.
I did learn that when trying to use a styrofoam bait cooler to contain a gas spill.
The gas just melted it to nothing in a matter of seconds.