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Old 2nd-January-2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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It is a work in progress. I have my short block together. Just waiting on funds for the rest. I put it on hold for Christmas and next month will start on it again. Heads, intake and 1250 Dom E-85 carb will come end of next month. Then the twin 80's after that. Planning on end of race season to have it together.
Sounds pretty sweet. Street strip? I am just wondering if I will notice any real benefits to E85 with my little 177 blower. I'm only at 8:1 compression so other than running a little cooler not sure.
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Old 2nd-January-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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http://www.e85carbs.com/ << this guy can take care of you for setting up your carb.
make sure the rest of your fuel system is up to snuff, and put that little pulley on the blower
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Sounds pretty sweet. Street strip? I am just wondering if I will notice any real benefits to E85 with my little 177 blower. I'm only at 8:1 compression so other than running a little cooler not sure.
As of right now it is a just a strip car. But that was another part of tearing the car apart to get it back on the street. The good thing about running E-85 is that you can run more timing which in turn will make more power.
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E-85 may be good for performance, but it sucks for daily street use.

Grandson tried a tank of E-85 in his truck and was shocked at the reduced milage.
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Sounds pretty sweet. Street strip? I am just wondering if I will notice any real benefits to E85 with my little 177 blower. I'm only at 8:1 compression so other than running a little cooler not sure.
Your motor is going to love it and run a lot better. Your bower will actually be sweating after you drive it. Instead of being so hot you can't touch the housing.
Racing it you will see an easy 3-4 tenths in time quicker.

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Old 3rd-January-2013, 12:05 PM   #21
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Your motor is going to love it and run a lot better. Your bower will actually be sweating after you drive it. Instead of being so hot you can't touch the housing.
Racing it you will see an easy 3-4 tenths in time quicker.

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I have heard it runs way cooler. I was also told I could really boost it up more to, on E85?
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Yes sir. With my bb I am planning on 15 lbs on street tune and 28 on race tune on E-85.
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Old 4th-January-2013, 07:46 PM   #23
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i run e 85 in the race car love it will never go back unless they quit making it, we get it from the pump i found a place in ny state that keeps it between 87 89 car runs cool never over 180 at 14-1 picked up about a 10th and a half i had dale cubic do my carb
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http://www.e85carbs.com/ << this guy can take care of you for setting up your carb.
make sure the rest of your fuel system is up to snuff, and put that little pulley on the blower
Rob is a good guy, gave me a hand with my non E85 dominator. I know he has made alot of power on the E fuel.
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When does E-85 become superior to normal Gasoline?? I like to run 100 octane VP streetblaze from the pump. Does E-85 compare to that? Better or worse? I'm uneducated in the smell good gas.


Good thread! Will definitely be following it.
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E-85 is compairable to 105 octane race fuel. But doesn't have the detonation of gas. It takes a lot more for you to get the "ping".
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