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Old 07-28-2010, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by doorracer
Bowtie, there is a place an hour from you that you might check with.

GA Race Fuel
8040 Brookstone Lane
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 880-3537

I just googled race fuels in GA.

Curtis
Thanks Curtis,
I will call them tomorrow. I tried calling just now but I guess they leave at 5:00

Chris
Just tried calling and they do not sell racing gas any more. Now I am talking to a VP dealer in Griffin and they are asking if I need M3 or M5?????? I have a lot to learn about this stuff.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:38 AM
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I was Thinking that when I used VP,it was M1?I have a VP Barrel from last season still here I'll look at it and let you know?
You DO NOT NEED the M5!
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:41 AM
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Standard Methanol is M1.
M1
M1 Racing Methanol has a 99.95% minimum purity - the highest purity available in the U.S. With M1, engines run cooler and are less subject to corrosion. VP uses only lined drums which prohibit rust, corrosion and metal deposits that can contaminate fuel delivery systems. Recommended for all methanol-legal racing applications.


M3
Like M1, M3 starts with methanol of the highest purity, but includes lubrication and combustion additives for an extra boost. M3 offers a wider range of jetting options, making jetting easier and more consistent. For bracket racers, variations in ET from run to run will be substantially reduced. With better tuning and cleaner, more efficient combustion, M3 makes more power and yields better throttle response than any standard methanol on the market. M3's improved combustion also reduces the noxious fumes associated with methanol fuels, so it's much easier on the eyes and nose. For 60-70% of methanol applications, M3 won't require jetting or timing changes-just pour it in and get an immediate performance improvement in all areas. In the other 30-40%, M3's added vaporization may actually hurt volumetric efficiency and performance, which is what lead to the development of M5. M3 is not pure methanol and won't pass a water test.


New! M5
M5 is simply the best performing methanol on the market. With its upgraded combustion additives, M5 will make more power than M3, i.e., 5-7% more power than standard methanol, while offering the same or better protection against detonation. Like M3, M5's improved vaporization offers a wider acceptable range of air/fuel ratios and tuning. It also yields faster combustion speeds which lead to closer EGT's from cylinder to cylinder, providing more consistent performance from run to run. M5 is not pure methanol and won't pass a water test.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:09 AM
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Thanks guys, I just got quoted $320 for a barrel of M5 I will call him back and tell him I need M1
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:38 AM
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Well I found a place in a town about 30 min from me, its a go cart place and they want $175 a barrel. I will keep looking though, I told them that is a lot better than the $5 a gallon they wanted to charge me the other day. He siad it gets cheaper the more I buy....I should have told him I wanted to buy in bulk
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:28 AM
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Stick with the M1.

I ran the M5 a few times, After a little tuning I picked up .03 and 1/2 a MPH but I spent most of that season set up for Super Comp so it didn't matter.

With the M5 I noticed a pretty severe reaction to un-coated/un-anodized aluminum. If allowed to sit in my aluminum cell for more than a couple of hours it would become hot to the point of rolling itself around in the tank.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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I've run a few different fuels, some require a higher octane for the same engine than what VP will handle. Look for Track Tek 114 or Sunoco HCR 114, either should be fine for yours and a bit cheaper than the C12. I ran the Track Tek on a 14 to 1 447 ci SB2 with no issues.
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Originally Posted by jmarksdragster
I've run a few different fuels, some require a higher octane for the same engine than what VP will handle. Look for Track Tek 114 or Sunoco HCR 114, either should be fine for yours and a bit cheaper than the C12. I ran the Track Tek on a 14 to 1 447 ci SB2 with no issues.
Mark, he has decided to go with methanol.

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Old 07-28-2010, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: Methenol

Originally Posted by bbchevy
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Originally Posted by doorracer
Bowtie, there is a place an hour from you that you might check with.

GA Race Fuel
8040 Brookstone Lane
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 880-3537

I just googled race fuels in GA.

Curtis
Thanks Curtis,
I will call them tomorrow. I tried calling just now but I guess they leave at 5:00

Chris
Chris,
Just paid 106.00 for a Barrel TODAY.Not that you would want to Drive to Michigan for Methenol,but thats just a Reference Point.
Sent you a PM,also!
Later
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Hey Greg,
That sounds like a real good deal there. I am going to keep looking around to see if I can find it any cheaper. Usually how long does a barrel last? I heard that you were burn about twice the amount of alcohol as you do with race fuel.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: Methenol

Originally Posted by bowtie4542001
Originally Posted by bbchevy
Originally Posted by bowtie4542001
Originally Posted by doorracer
Bowtie, there is a place an hour from you that you might check with.

GA Race Fuel
8040 Brookstone Lane
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 880-3537

I just googled race fuels in GA.

Curtis
Thanks Curtis,
I will call them tomorrow. I tried calling just now but I guess they leave at 5:00

Chris
Chris,
Just paid 106.00 for a Barrel TODAY.Not that you would want to Drive to Michigan for Methenol,but thats just a Reference Point.
Sent you a PM,also!
Later
G 8)
Hey Greg,
That sounds like a real good deal there. I am going to keep looking around to see if I can find it any cheaper. Usually how long does a barrel last? I heard that you were burn about twice the amount of alcohol as you do with race fuel.
PM Sent back

Chris
Chris,
My barrel showed up this Afternoon,Its a Barrel of VP M1.Also,another refference Point?I USE about 5-6 QTS of Alcohol a 1/8 Pass,and thats Driving it back to the Box!
Ratio is rote @ 1.74-1 Alcohol to gas,give or take..........
Later
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