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Thread: re; gas in methanol engine

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    re; gas in methanol engine

    I didn*t make my question very clear. On various threads, I have seen references to running gasoline in a engine set up to run methanol. I realize that with the proper A/F it will run. But a methanol set up, whether carb, or F/I would be way rich for gasoline wouldn*t it? Can you just pour gas in the methanol fuel tank, and start the engine? in other words will the engine run on gas at a methanol A/F ratio? I hope this makes sense.
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    methonal

    gas in a methonal engine--- if you run threw a inj or carb is a way to rich!!!! it would foul your plugs. A spray bar might work better but what a pain in the--- you'd have to carry gas and methonal. I've got three dragsters setup with Enderle's systems, we just pull the main line and plugs spray with WD-40, the unused methonal is left in the tank and used for warmups at the track. Methonal cost 4.50, to high to waste. We're thinging of going E85 105 octane, and 2.50 a gallon, I could make more passes and have more fun!!!!

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    Well, Ithought it would be way to rich to run, so i must have been misunderstanding what those other guys were saying. I was misunderestimating my ability to understand! By the way, you can get methanol in Grain Valley, missouri, for 3.51 gal. don*t know about quality, But VP says it*s their fuel, I*ve had no problem with it. THANKS

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    Similar to JMTIRE's solution.
    We have quick disconnects on the main line, we just disconnect and poor mineral spirits in the line while spinnig the motor over (ing. off) untill the mineral spirits come thru the injectors maybe 10 seonds longer. That coats the injection system and the cylinders and will last forever. In fact it's a good way to store over winter. Ready to go again the alcohol washes the mineral spirits out and fires right up. Mineral spirits is a lot cheaper than WD-40, like $6.00/$8.00 a gal. at the hardware store.

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    It'd be way rich .. jets are much bigger for alky
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    S-bomb if you could get me a phone#? can they fill my barrels? thanks

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    jmtire, I PMed you the info, did you get it, or do I need to do it again?
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