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 Post subject: E85??
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Will the engine run cooler compared to race gas???

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I don't know the exact answer to that question but it's my guess that it's gonna be somewhere between methanol and gas? Jmark or Nomad can probably give you some concrete answers on this though as both have run it a bunch.

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:37 pm 
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I was thinking the same thing Ken #-o ..
I really don't want to mess with the carb I have now as it's like
a part of me =; .. So I was looking around for another 1150
and see some king demons for sale and was wondering if there
is any advantage with one of them over the holley??

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Pick the size you want in any brand and we can fix you up. Yes it's cooler, and in cool months sometimes harder to get heat in the engine.


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Was typing this as Mark was posting!

Talk to jamrkaudio on anything E85! ;-) He has the scoop on that!

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Like jmark said, we can make any brand a good E85 carb. They all work the same. Just find whatever one you can get for a good price.

How big a motor are you going to use it on?


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 Post subject: Re: E85??
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:54 pm 
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The 540 that's in the Beretta...
I have a 1250 but just didn't work well...May be just to big
for that size motor or will that work with the E85 better than the gas did??

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Barry you can put some skirted boosters in it an make it smaller, plan to work over the metering blocks a bit or buy a set.When you are ready to start and decide on which body let me know.


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:44 am 
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Yes I can do that!!!!!! That will save me some$$$$$$$$ so I won't have to get another carb but then again
who can't have enough carbs to play with =; ....
I sold the metering blocks from that conversion and did one for a friend and so far
I think he likes it but he really didn't get enough time to run it as it got cold.

Another ? if I go and get E85 at a station and get say 20 gallons how long can it be stored?
The station is in west orange and about a 1/2 hr drive from me with no traffic so getting enough for
a few weekends will be a savings cause of the trip. Unless I happen to be around there working..
It will be in some 5 gallon plastic jugs?

So I will have to start out from scratch =; .........

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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:01 am 
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Baretta Storage has not been a problem, i live in Buffalo and in the middle of SEP i buy about 30 gal of e85 summer blend and store it in a VP drum. I call the gas station to see when there going to change to winter blend and make sure i have enough e85 on hand for the spring untill they change back to summer blend. I have been doing this for about four years now and it has worked well.


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I'd venture the northern stations are on winter blend already. A little trick, from my model airplane days, on long term storing of fuels that have an affinity for water. Fill up the container as much as you can them cap tightly. Less air, less moisture. Room for expansion must be figured in, too. But a steel former race fuel drum, as ron said, can be sealed tightly and withstand some expanding and contracting.

Now, my 540 liked a 1050 and it likes the custom body on it now 1.78 venturi, 2.125 throttle plate better. Remember, I run low compression, too. Your engine might like that 1250 on corn as yours is a little more efficient than mine. You can call jmark or me. If you pm me I'll give you my phone number.


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 Post subject: Re: E85??
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:51 pm 
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Gee didn't know there was a summer and winter blend #-o ...
What's different???
I will look around for a 30 gal empty drum for storage...
So it looks like I will have to wait till spring till they start using that blend..

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Invest in one of these.
http://www.quickfueltechnology.com/pres ... 85-checker

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 Post subject: Re: E85??
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:19 pm 
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Mark,
Can I run it at 15.3:1?
I would have to buy it from a race gas distributor because there isn't an E85 pump in the state.


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Just looked. There is one 10 miles up the road. =D>


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