Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

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Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby rocknrod » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:07 pm

I have had in my possession for sometime now some cans of "quicksilver 2 cycle outboard motor oil SAE 40" It is in 12  U.S. FL. OZ. (.35L) steel pull top cans. The Part number is C-92-65183. These can are unopened in very very good condition with no rust on them at all. I am trying to find out if they are a collectible Item, how old they are and what they might be worth! I was directed her from chuck @ oldmercs.com , he said someone here may be able to help me out. If so, can  anyone with info please email me at rodpaquette.gmail.com.  Thank you
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby Sam Cullis » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:25 pm

I do not believe they are of any special value
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby A/B Speedliner » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:47 pm

I have seen them appear on ebay, they sell in the $9-$10 per can range but I have seen them go higher.
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby Bob » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:10 am

I bought one at a garage sale for 75 cents this year, haven't used it.
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby DaytonaJohn » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:52 am

I bought 6 packs of them for about 50 cents each in 1969 at the Mercury dealer. I liked the 12 oz can because it was the perfect amount for the 5 gallon steel gas cans we took to the gas station. shortly before we ran out of gas skiing etc., we'd pour 5 gal into a 6 gal tank that still had some in it.

Today I get the big jug and use a 16 oz plastic bottle for my measurerment for 6 gal. or 3 gal if I'm running 25:1
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby 1500J » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:01 am

I had some and got tired of looking at them.  So I burnt them up two years ago :)

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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby gfgarland » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:23 pm

Oh I don't know. I have an oil can collection and I think it is pretty cool. I would keep them if I were you.
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby Sam Cullis » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:31 pm

I will admit, I collect McCulloch 100:1 oil cans ... but they are much rarer.

If anyone has some or finds any, even opened, I would like to have them.
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby Bob » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:57 pm

OK Sam, I'll keep an eye open for them.  bob
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Re: Formula 50 2 cycle outboard oil

Postby LarryR » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:40 pm

Whilst in high school I used to buy the 5-gallon cans and dispense them in 1-quart apple juice jars.  Seems like they were $7 or $8 bucks and represetned a significant "investment".  If only I had the gumption to get through that much oil today.  :oops:   A neighbor had on of these 12-oz cans "Formula 2" kicking around on his flor last spring.  I have it on my sehlf now for "old times sake"
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