OK, I messed up.
Was going through the thread another time and saw you mentioned that when speaking people like Gurney etc they all mentioned the 80 to 100 gallon fuel tanks.
I suppose that, if you told them the truth and pointed out the evidence you could provide, some of them must have looked quite surprised, if not puzzled.
I have noticed how often Rutherford is quoted over the years in all kind of books. Once your book is out, I wonder what he will think and feel about what his comments over the years have caused. In the article about the accident on that 8W website, Johnny is taken on quite hard and it reads to me as if Rutherford is the one who'se held most responsible for the 80 gallon story. Though as the article also mentioned, Johnny was telling things in the state of mind he he was in after going through that inferno and with the knowledge he had at the time.
And somehow, the story was taken for the truth ever since.
But I am pretty sure you must have had some unusual moments when you had to tell people about things they had taken for granted not being correct at all.
I'm sure you must have had some very memorable, unusal moments with a number of people.