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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 06:27:05 PM »
 I would poor some in Wolfies boat first just as an expirement.....  :yesnod:
I'm not a slow learner, I'm just not easily convinced.

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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 06:42:12 PM »
I would poor some in Wolfies boat first just as an expirement.....  :yesnod:

Hey now, I don't want my engine to spend months on end on the garage floor too!!!!
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Re: Nitro... OR E-85?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 09:50:47 PM »
I have been spending a bit of time reading up on E-85 as a primary fuel. With 105 octane typically, you can develop a much broader torque curve, with the some increase in compression. Also because of its cooler burn temperature, even with higher combustion pressures, result in cooler head temperatures. The other nice offset of E-85 is that it still uses 15% gasoline, so it lights off quite a bit easier then Straight Alcohol does! Heres a good source for an intro into E-85 with a lot of links, to racers and carb builders & manufacturers that are into E-85.  http://www.raceone85.com/
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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 06:16:05 AM »
I would poor some in Wolfies boat first just as an expirement.....  :yesnod:

I am gonna roll with this idea. :nana:
Thanks Steve.....will do a little reading. Right now I want santa to bring me nitro. :happy2:

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Re: Nitro... OR E-85?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2011, 01:16:08 PM »
I have been spending a bit of time reading up on E-85 as a primary fuel. With 105 octane typically, you can develop a much broader torque curve, with the some increase in compression. Also because of its cooler burn temperature, even with higher combustion pressures, result in cooler head temperatures. The other nice offset of E-85 is that it still uses 15% gasoline, so it lights off quite a bit easier then Straight Alcohol does! Heres a good source for an intro into E-85 with a lot of links, to racers and carb builders & manufacturers that are into E-85.  http://www.raceone85.com/

I've thought about E-85 as well! It's cheaper but you also burn more of it. It's definitely a lot cheaper and better then having to run 100 Octane!!!
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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2011, 07:28:31 AM »
I agree Wolfie! another interesting aspect or benefit of E-85, its not affected by humidity the way gasoline is. Most of the guys selling the carbs or conversions, also sell a tester for $15 to test the exact ratio of ethanol/gasoline. Another plus to help guarantee trouble free operation!
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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2011, 10:49:35 PM »
Only drawback that i've heard about E-85 is that it goes bad a lot faster than gas.
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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2011, 11:52:46 AM »
Only drawback that i've heard about E-85 is that it goes bad a lot faster than gas.
reading the personal experiences of the race team raceone85, they have done all there testing without doing any upgrades besides the Carb. no fuel hose changes, using aluminum fuel tanks, Not draining the tank between races, etc. to document how E-85 acts in the real world. Absolutely no issues, relative to lines, tanks fuel sitting for a month or 2, etc. and they are in the south east!
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Re: Nitro...?
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2011, 10:23:06 AM »
Nice!!!! We have a place on the way to Provo Marina that sells E-85. I had thought about making Sister Wife E-85 compatible. The only drawback is finding e-85 when we travel. Maybe Trophy Wife will be E-85.
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