Wallace's year has been the pits

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Smaller gas tanks for the Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway mean extra...want to pit. Usually we pick up spots when we pit." The smaller gas tanks puts a premium on a driver's ability to get on and off pit road...

County police cars face safety upgrade

...Augusta-Aiken area will have shields installed around their gas tanks after Ford Motor Co. agreed to a recall to protect the...a shield to prevent sharp objects from puncturing the gas tanks in accidents and causing an explosion. More than 900...

Most of tax cut has gone into gas tank

WASHINGTON --- Americans are earning and spending more, but a lot of the extra money is going down their gas tanks. Gas prices have drained more than half the extra cash Americans are getting this year from a cut in Social Security taxes.Unlike...

What Is It?

...Vega, etc.The Vega's engine didn't last because the all-aluminum block would fail, and of course the Pinto had gas tanks that would explode. The most reliable U.S. car of the time in this class was the AMC Gremlin. But nonetheless the...

Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

...vehicle safety, contends that the Jeep gas tanks can rupture if hit from the rear...died in fiery crashes in Jeeps with gas tanks positioned behind the rear axle...install trailer hitches to protect the gas tanks. The company said vehicles without...

Plans under development for new Thurmond Marina

...will be called Thurmond Marina.Corps officials plan to remove several underground storage tanks at the site, including gas tanks, Wicke said, and meetings will be held soon with the lessee's engineers to address recent studies and findings.Some...

Rants and Raves

Comments from our readers: THE ASTONISHING NUMBER of fools driving gas station to gas station to "top off" gas tanks typifies the mental acumen of the average CSRA citizen. THIS IS A RAVE for the people of the United States. If the United States...

Metro | Rants and raves
Fuel spills in mall parking lot

...reported diesel fuel spill. According to mall manager Linda Hardin, a woman who owned a Ford F-350 pickup with dual gas tanks accidentally hit a switch that caused the overflow spillage of diesel fuel contained in a 50-gallon container in the...

Metro | Richmond County Sheriff's Office
Ethanol can be hazardous to older outboards

...older outboards. Belvedere Marine owner David Annis said that boats and motors made before 1986 or having fiberglass gas tanks are going to have problems caused by ethanol, aka E-10. "Ethanol dissolves the fiberglass resin, possibly to the...

Shrunken gas tank focus at Talladega

...Daytona. Restrictor plates haven't done it. New aero packages weren't the answer. The latest experiment: smaller gas tanks. The Winston Cup cars will race Sunday in the EA Sports 500 on Talladega Superspeedway's 2.66-mile oval with 13-gallon...