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Which fuels do you all use ?

Post  RetroJim on January 31st 2010, 10:27 pm

Has anyone had any experience with using "Propane" for their fuel ? I drove propane trucks and I do know that the propane is about 107 to 112 octane . I know their is a conversion for the GM's that I drove but anyone know if one is for Ford . With that much octane should perform very well PLUS it is COLD ! Show produce some high HP engines cheaper than fuel . No carbon at all and got over twice the life out of a stock Chev 350 . Just change the carb and did the propane set up . It's a very cold liquid that changes to a very cold gas .
Just a thought !

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Post  richter69 on January 31st 2010, 10:30 pm

I like the "nitropropane" in my alky................... Very Happy make car go very fast.

I think some of the Aussie guys on the other site use it.
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Post  whatbumper on February 9th 2010, 10:43 am

I use Q16. Works very well. Runs cool, makes a $hit load of power, but cost a bunch. We also have to pretty much treat our motor likes it's an alky motor. Don't have to change the oil as much.

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Post  Spencer Elton on February 20th 2010, 8:30 pm

I Use C25 fuel,It's very expensive,But if you base it on cost per pass it's actualy pretty reasonable,the C25 i buy is in 5gallon(17.50 Gallon) cans.I can drive to the stagging lanes,do a burnout,stage car,make 8th mile pass,go across weight scales,and return to pits and only use a little over 1gt.That brakes down to about $4.50 a pass.This is all based on a 900hp 440In Yates C3 headed Windsor in a 2870 lb 10.5 tire car.Also shifts at 9100rpms. How i dont think there is any other fuels that are that efficient out there.When i used alcohol on a simular engine i would use about 1 and1/2 gallons per pass,Depending on were you bought the alcohol that still at the best cost over $3.00 per pass.Every engine is different but for my combo C25 works great.And is a lot safer.because i how run a 1 gallon fuel cell and if the ever is a problem i would rather have less than a gallon of fuel fire to deal with than 5 gallons of alcohol,thats hard to see burning.Hope that helps.


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Post  studly on February 20th 2010, 10:24 pm

I rund Sunoco Max nos on my 383 windsor spraying with 175-325n20 worked great good fuel no problems and no detonation also left a good fuel ring easy to read on the plug almost a yellow tint
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Post  D. Sea on February 20th 2010, 10:42 pm

At the recent BBF Winter Tech Seminar, Don and Donnie Bowles were talking about Susan (Daughter of Jack Roush) running Propane in her car next year.
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Post  Maddmattmustangs on February 23rd 2010, 10:41 am

I ran 93 octane in my cleveland with a snow boost controller system.
had over 12:1 compression no ping at all. Smile
debating on running it with my 557 if and when i can ever afford a set of heads Sad
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Post  342g on February 27th 2010, 8:44 pm

What is wrong with your heads you just ported, they sounded pretty darn good.
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Post  DFI429 on February 27th 2010, 9:09 pm

richter69 wrote:I like the "nitropropane" in my alky................... Very Happy make car go very fast.

I think some of the Aussie guys on the other site use it.

Few years back my chassis guy got a race cart in trade for some parts... And had some nitropropane from who knows where...

I had never heard of it before then, but next thing I knew we were all ripping the cart around pushing a pretty cool flame outta that Briggs' pipe! Very Happy Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Hahaha... the memories... that stuff really did give the cart a kick in the ass - we gained a few MPH outside the shop Laughing
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Post  Maddmattmustangs on February 28th 2010, 12:39 am

342g wrote:What is wrong with your heads you just ported, they sounded pretty darn good.

weight sadly. that and so far ive got the intakes barely pushing 330 cfm
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Post  2POWERADDERS on January 20th 2013, 11:43 am

q16 for me
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Post  crittersf1 on January 21st 2013, 8:46 am

I run C-16 with no complaints.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on January 21st 2013, 2:02 pm

Former Q16, moving to VP N20. No complaints with Q16 but with my new Nitrous tune ups getting "bigger", I need all the help I can get.
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Re: Which fuels do you all use ?

Post  richter69 on January 21st 2013, 7:27 pm

mines much happier on the NO2 with the spray than it was on Q16. smallblock deal likes it too......... dont stink the place up either.
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Post  jason on March 6th 2013, 12:13 am

Dragon 112
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Post  whatbumper on March 6th 2013, 12:17 am

The boost still loves the Q. NOS car uses NO2

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