Thank you for that wiki link Jax. That part about manifold pressures was described "backwards" in a way. The text books we read talked instead of manifold _vacuum_being high at partial throttle and lower at wot. Not a big deal, but it took two readings for this ol fart. Thought it was an error, but just a different way to explain that concept.
I've been running 102 racing gas mixed with a little 87 and some Lucas upper cylinder lube. It seems a little peppier, but I'm wondering when I'm gonna burn a hole in the piston.
Am I crazy? Stupid? Probably both. The Puch still has the sticker "Do not use unleaded gas"