FHS Oil FAQs

What is the fastest racing oil?

FHS Quali-Fire Oil is the fastest oil for Stock engines!
Dominator Oil with slicker oil additive was the previous fastest combination.  We have even had at least one person report excellent results using this in a Jr. Dragster for over a year with no problems. Combine this with Nitro and Propylene HP boosters and you can join the winners!! Dominator oil placed 1st the 1997 Palmyra Ultimate.

What is the fastest racing fuel?

Methanol with the correct amount of Nitromethane and Propylene Oxide is the fastest fuel for stock engines!

 

What is the Octane Rating for Methanol?

Octane rating or octane number is a standard measure of the performance of an engine or aviation fuel. The higher the octane number, the more compression the fuel can withstand before detonating (igniting). In broad terms, fuels with a higher octane rating are used in high performance gasoline engines that require higher compression ratios. Gasoline engines rely on ignition of air and fuel compressed together as a mixture without ignition, which is then ignited at the end of the compression stroke using spark plugs. Therefore, high compressibility of the fuel matters mainly for gasoline engines. Use of gasoline with lower octane numbers may lead to the problem of engine knocking.

Research Octane Number (RON):  The most common type of octane rating worldwide is the Research Octane Number (RON). RON is determined by running the fuel in a test engine with a variable compression ratio under controlled conditions, and comparing the results with those for mixtures of iso-octane and n-heptane.

Motor Octane Number (MON):  Another type of octane rating, called Motor Octane Number (MON), is determined at 900 rpm engine speed instead of the 600 rpm for RON.  MON testing uses a similar test engine to that used in RON testing, but with a preheated fuel mixture, higher engine speed, and variable ignition timing to further stress the fuel’s knock resistance. Depending on the composition of the fuel, the MON of a modern pump gasoline will be about 8 to 12 octane lower than the RON, but there is no direct link between RON and MON. Pump gasoline specifications typically require both a minimum RON and a minimum MON

Anti-Knock Index (AKI) or (R+M)/2:  In most countries, including Australia, New Zealand and all of those in Europe, the “headline” octane rating shown on the pump is the RON, but in Canada, the United States, Brazil, and some other countries, the headline number is the average of the RON and the MON, called the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), and often written on pumps as (R+M)/2). It may also sometimes be called the Posted Octane Number(PON).

Methanol:

Octane (RON) = 129 to 134

Octane (MON)= 97 to 104

Octane (R+M)/2 = 113 to 119

Gasoline:

Regular Octane (R+M)/2 = 86 to 88

Premium Octane (R+M)/2 = 89 to 94

 

How can I reach FHS Supply?

Directions and contact info on our “Contact Us” Page

 

What forms of payment does FHS Supply accept?

All major Credit Cards, Cash, Traveller’s Cheques, Money Orders, Certified/Cashier’s Checks, Bank Wire Transfers, Pay Pal, etc.
We do Not accept Letters of Credit.

We do Not accept COD ( Cash on Delivery )

Due to the fees associated with UPS COD packages and returned shipments from people who refuse to pay cod, FHS will no longer ship COD ( Cash on Delivery ) shipments.

 

How Do I pay with a Credit Card?

To pay with a Credit or Debit Card  –  click ” Proceed to Pay Pal” button on the Check Out Page.  Once on Pay Pal, click “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” button.  It logs you in as a guest.  There is no need to have or set up an account.

 

Where can I get MSDS’s (Material Safety Data Sheets) for FHS products?

We now have our shipped products MSDS’s available directly on the internet for 24 hr reference
Emergency Phone #’s (803) 222-4607 / (803) 831-8307 / (803) 831-0245
Some of these materials are highly flammable and all should be used with extreme caution!

Materials which FHS Supply, Inc. handles and ships:
MSDS=Material Data Safety Sheet,UN####=International Chem Code, ERG=Emergency Response Guide
Methanol:                   MSDSUN1230 : ERG 131   — Methanol Racing Fuel for real Racers
NitroMethane:           MSDSUN1261 : ERG 129    — HP booster for Methanol
NitroEthane:               MSDSUN2842 : ERG 129   — HP booster for Gasoline
Propylene Oxide:        MSDSUN1280 : ERG 127P — HP booster/igniter for Methanol/Gasoline
Red Max Model Fuel:MSDSUN1993 : ERG 128   — Model Glow/Model Racing Fuels
Red Max Diesel Fuel:MSDSUN1993 : ERG 128   — Model Diesel Fuels
FHS Lubricant/Oil:      MSDS —                 ERG 171   — FHS Lubricants/Oils (all types)
and for comparison purposes (also highly used by some FHS employees but not shipped):
Automotive Gasoline: MSDS – avg. person pumps several gallons at each fillup-Note: Propylene Oxide is not this bad
Sodium Saccharin: MSDS – avg. health-conscious person consumes unhealthy levels of this sugar substitute every day
Caffeine: MSDS – avg. person consumes way too much of this every day
and our final word of caution, never use this with any flammable product, and better yet, not at all   🙂
Nicotine: MSDS– major ingredient craved for by addicted smokers – never smoke around flammable materials!


If you cannot find an MSDS that you are looking for, please let us know.
For Emergency Info:

DOT Hazmat – ERG 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook

Vermont SIRI MSDS Collection
MSDS Search

The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be whether originating with the company or not.
Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is current, applicable, or suitable to the user’s circumstance.

How can I use Nitro and/or Propylene Oxide igniter for racing?

Instructions for use of NitroMethane, NitroEthane, Propylene Oxide

**IMPORTANT**
See the appropriate MSDS (listed above) for these materials before use!
These materials are highly flammable and should be used with extreme caution!

The HP Boosters are fuel additives which will increase the power of fuel.

Fuel types –HP Booster:
Methanol — NitroMethane, Propylene Oxide
Gasoline — NitroEthane, Propylene Oxide

Sorry due to lack of demand and high cost, we no longer carry NitroEthane.

Max Compression Ratios:
NitroMethane, NitroEthane — 8:1 or less
Propylene Oxide — 16:1 or less
Warning! Use at higher compression can cause detonation and engine damage!

Power Range:

NitroMethane, NitroEthane — All around booster and high end horsepower – will light one off!
Propylene Oxide — Igniter and low end horsepower for the corners and off the starting line: extra torque

Suggested safe fuel ratios (assuming correct compression):

Stock engine: 10% Nitro + 10% Propylene + 80% Fuel

To mix (for best results mix just before the race):
Get a gallon fuel jug
Add 13 oz Nitro
Add 13 oz Propylene
Fill remainder with regular fuel
Seal tightly until use

Some people go up to 20%, 30%, or higher on the Nitro (experienced users only), but there is not much point to go higher than 15%-20% on Propylene Oxide igniter.

For Nitro, engine adjustments may necessary to get the full benefit of these additives:

Increase jet size, set timing back, remove some gear teeth — hold on tight!.

For Propylene Oxide, no engine adjustments are necessary, although some people like to go up one jet size.

Note: These can be mixed in FHS oils to make “Hot Oil”. However, they have their best effect when used as fuel additives (i.e. in the fuel).
The stock Briggs can safely replace about 4-5 oz of oil with these HP boosters and still maintain FHS oil lubrication and integrity.

As with all hazardous chemicals, use maximum caution (and common sense) at all times.

The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be whether originating with the company or not.
Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is current, applicable, or suitable to the user’s circumstance.

Does FHS Supply sell model/kart kits, engines, parts, etc.?

Sorry, FHS Supply, Inc. only supplies high performance fuels and oils. See the relevant section of our webpages for links to dealers of kits, engines, and parts.
No, the airplane and boat on the decals are not for sell; but, we can send you some free decals 🙂 Also, we have the same airplane, boat, and FHS logos available on the T-shirts and hats.  We also have the car and helicopter decals.  ( currently out of stock )

How to I get set up as a dealer for FHS products?

For Motorsports/Karting:
To become a dealer for FHS Racing Products, we need to get a copy of your business license, tax id #, and a letterhead, business card, or advertising showing that you are in the motorsports industry. You can fax these to our machine. Once we have these items, we will fax you a copy of our dealer package. We require dealers to order 6 cases = 120 qts at a time, although this can be packaged in 12 qt, 20 qt, or 4 gal cases. Payment is by credit card, prepayment for shipped orders. We have further discounts for those dealers who also get 10+ drums of methanol during a pick-up.

For Model/Hobby Stores:
To become a dealer for FHS Model Products, we need to get a copy of your business license, tax id #, and a letterhead, business card, or advertising showing that you are in the hobby/model industry. You can fax these to our machine. Once we have these items, we will fax you a copy of our dealer package. We have price breaks at various quantities of model fuel. Approved dealers can take 15% or more off the listed retail prices. Payment is by credit card, prepayment for shipped orders.

For Automotive Products:
We have volume discounts on large/truck-size orders. Total order amount determines discount level, from 5% up to 30% off retail price. Call for details.

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