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    e-85

    does anyone have pros and cons of converting over to e-85. we have a sbc 355 with 2 .02 valves, 292 501 lift cam, in a 32 austin. our problem is it has a small rad. temp gets to 210 . thought it would let it run cooler. thanks for any help. looking at quick fuel convertion kit.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE curtisreed's Avatar
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    Is this a race car or street car?

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    e-85

    its a drag car 1.65 -68 60 foot, 10.20's 1/4

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    I have one question. how high compression ratio should it be when running on e85 and roots blower? 10,11??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahlton
    I have one question. how high compression ratio should it be when running on e85 and roots blower? 10,11??
    Why would you even want too run E85, with a 540 blown alcohol motor? when you can buy alcohol for $2.00/$2.50 a gal.
    I used to run 13.5 with a 540 with a Littlefield 1471 @30% overdrive in a Rodek blk. with solid Brodix heads and that was over 20 yrs. ago.

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    e-85

    well has anyone switched over and what was your results. thaks for any input

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    i want to use e85 because it is not legal to run methanol on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahlton
    i want to use e85 because it is not legal to run methanol on the street.
    OOPS!!! ops:

    Didn't know that, no experience with E85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipper06
    Quote Originally Posted by Dahlton
    i want to use e85 because it is not legal to run methanol on the street.
    OOPS!!! ops:

    Didn't know that, no experience with E85.

    Zip.
    is it legal to run methanol on the street in USA?


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