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    sense E-85 gas is higher octane, 100+ i think? With an E-85 tuned carburetor would you be able to run higher compression? like 11-1 or 12-1 with aluminum heads, without detonation? and sense it is high octane why arnt we taking advantage of the fact that its cheaper and we can run it in high compression motors?

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    old dogs are afraid of new tricks ?

    if you can run more comp... you will make more hp...

    availability is the key factor..
    it isn't everywhere it should be.

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    I like the stuff.
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    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Not only can you, but you should run higher compression ratios with e85 for greater efficiency. I've heard of people running as high as 16-1 with the stuff! I'm excited to try it, I just got my carbs back last week. I have a station that sells e85 three blocks away. So I,m taking advantage of that

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    Who did your Carbs for you?
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    There's already quite a bit of e85 info here if you do a thread search. For me it's hard to out weigh the extra 1/3 fuel useage , and the lack of avalibilty. I just kissed race gas good bye and it feels good. 1 year from now I could be singing a different story...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Who did your Carbs for you?
    I ended up going with quick fuel, believe it or not they gave me the best deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    I like the stuff.
    .........Wow, that thing's off the hook!

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    I've been running E 85 all summer now.
    It's been a great fuel. I run 21# of turbo boost with it.
    Last time I filled up E85 was $3.25 / gal. and 110 octane race gas is at
    $6./gallon.
    E 85 smells a lot better too.

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    I think I could run more boost but it's a real hand full right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptz View Post
    old dogs are afraid of new tricks ?

    if you can run more comp... you will make more hp...

    availability is the key factor..
    it isn't everywhere it should be.
    I've done quite a bit of research on it but what it comes down to for me is the availability issue and the conversion costs. After converting my carbs and fuel system to run E-85 it will take about 3 years for me to break even when compared to av-gas. I do know several people in my area running it with cars in boost applications supercharged and turbo and they love it. If you need to buy a carb or if your setting up a new injection system I'd really take a look at it. My engine is 12.5:1 and detonation was not one of my concerns running E-85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    I've been running E 85 all summer now.
    It's been a great fuel. I run 21# of turbo boost with it.
    Last time I filled up E85 was $3.25 / gal. and 110 octane race gas is at
    $6./gallon.
    E 85 smells a lot better too.

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    The guy in your video clip just damn near lost that flat!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnivalride View Post
    The guy in your video clip just damn near lost that flat!!!!!
    Thats a v-drive 21 Daytona tunnel in the video
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Thats a v-drive 21 Daytona tunnel in the video
    Not Marks boat this one http://www.kevinkernen.com

    Hey now it's early but I do know the difference between a flat and a 21' tunnel.

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    i'd be runnin the stuff if i knew my supply was there for good, but nada. my fuel system is methanol compatable, all i've gotta do is change meter plates and dick with the bleeds some if i switch. i'm ready for it, just don't see a pump popping up in lil ole hugo okla. though

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