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Old 04-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Running Methanol on the street.

Has any one been able to run methanol on the street for a high compression BBC? I would be using a dominator carb.
If it's possible to do what do you have to do to keep corrosion to a minimum in the motor? Thanks - Steve
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:54 AM   #2
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The more you use it the less corrosion usually - depends on how you initially kick it in the guts - on gas - then switching over is nice on the engine, and a really big tank helps too.
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Default Re: Running Methanol on the street.

If your going to be running on the street I will assume you will be buying it by the drum. make sure you add lube to it and that will help cut down on any corrosion issues.
That or try some VP M3, it has an extra kick and lube already added.
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If your going to be running on the street I will assume you will be buying it by the drum. make sure you add lube to it and that will help cut down on any corrosion issues.
That or try some VP M3, it has an extra kick and lube already added.
X2 and the already mentioned large fuel cell.
Do you have E85 in your area ?
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:39 AM   #5
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Methanol will be VERY unpleasant for anyone sitting near you in traffic, etc. Pretty toxic as well. I wouldn't do it. Why not just run E85?
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Default Re: Running Methanol on the street.

We ran it on a Crower 8 port with good success making a longer cut in the barrel valve and using the fuel cut off to build heat on the engine at cruise and lower speeds. In a Carb E-85 like the others say, but if straight switch to EFI for the street would be the way to go.
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I drive my car on the street with methanol. I just get some heat in it first, lean out valve, and it does fine. I do run top lube in my fuel, an additive for the fumes, and use a vacuum pump. After the first season of street/track the engine looked great.
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