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Can VP Nirtorace 50 be blended with VP-M5 to increase the nitro percentage from the 7% to say 10-!5%. I am using a hydrometer and a temp chart to measure the percentage.

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Jason

I am looking for your input on this.

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Well I did a little chemistry experiment this afternoon. I blended 500ml of M5 + 250ml of Nitrorace 50 and it yielded a blended specific gravity of .849 @ 57 degrees or about 15% nitro by weight.
The VP technical bulletin says the M5 specific gravity should be .816 @ 60 degrees or about 5%, my M5 specific gravity was .807 @ 61 degrees or about 4%. I was un able to test the Nitrorace 50 as my hydrometer is a .800 to .900 for a max of 30%.
I would have expected that if I had blended 500ml of M1 with 250ml of the Nitrorace 50 it would have yielded a blend of around 12%.

Now I am not sure if the 15% nitro by weight value is correct because of the combustion additives and top lube in the M5. Anyone want to comment on this value.
 
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Yea I have read that, just like adding more boost. MORE MORE MORE

Just looking to try 15% for the last T&T of the year, what the hell I all ready have it. May be I will buy 5 gallons of M1 and mix it together.

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Here are my results. Nothing real steller but some gain. I would like to have tried a good 20% mix, but it just didn’t work out. Maybe next year.

Run # 1 M5 5% actual .115 pill
1.382 60' 4.094 330' 6.406 660' 106.18 mph 1598 da

Run #2 M5 5% actual .120 pill
1.387 60' 4.100 330' 6.417 660' 105.92 mph 1534 da

Run #3 blend??? .120 pill
1.403 60' 4.123 330' 6.440 660' 105.79 mph 1328 da

Run #4 Mix %?? .120 pill
1.385 60' 4.0912 330' 6.399 660' 106.61 mph 1201 da

Final run
Run #5
2gal M5 + 1gal NR50 + residuals = a 12% actual mix .120 pill
1.367 60' 4.065 330' 6.367 660' 106.62 mph 1196 da


All runs with 42 degrees timing at 10.5 - 1 CR
 

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Sorry I didn't get back quick enough. Paul has a pretty dang good handle on the nitro and alcohol info. Personally I would just take the Nitro 50 and blend it down with M1 to get the ratio you want. It the old days, for every 5% nitro we put in alcohol, I recommended at 15% fuel increase. Once you get past 20% nitro though, the mix was harder to light and you may run into some issues.
 
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