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Projects and Build-Ups / Let's try this again
« Last post by Sirdeuce on May 24, 2015, 01:03:01 PM »
New 2 to play with. 1987 sunroof. Let's see if I can concentrate on this 1 car.
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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: The Rebirth
« Last post by Sirdeuce on May 12, 2015, 07:49:32 PM »
100lbs boost? Look into diesel tractor pulling. the rigs there use stooped boost levels.
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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: The Rebirth
« Last post by BigMike on May 11, 2015, 03:21:08 PM »
"100 pounds boost"

Never know 'til you try though.

Let's give it a go!
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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: The Rebirth
« Last post by Sirdeuce on May 10, 2015, 10:49:41 PM »
I think the bigger concern would be mixing with water, as the gasoline may try to separate from the mix. The ethanol would mix with the water quite well. As for messing your AFR with the minimal gasoline you'll be injecting? I would think not. Never know 'til you try though.
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Aero and Fluid Theory / Re: MR2 MK1 Radiater Air Scoop Picture Collection
« Last post by BigMike on May 10, 2015, 03:54:42 PM »
And finally, found some very old pics (that were very small) of a F40-type dual exit scoop design. I like this a lot but not sure if I can make it turn out so nice...
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Aero and Fluid Theory / Re: MR2 MK1 Radiater Air Scoop Picture Collection
« Last post by BigMike on May 10, 2015, 03:53:34 PM »
Moar
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Aero and Fluid Theory / Re: MR2 MK1 Radiater Air Scoop Picture Collection
« Last post by BigMike on May 10, 2015, 03:51:09 PM »
I've been collecting more pics of this and I'd like to get them uploaded. I'm sure I've said this before, but I plan to start on my reverse hood scoop by this summer. :crossed:

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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: The Rebirth
« Last post by BigMike on May 07, 2015, 03:15:16 PM »
E-85 $3.00 per GALLON, that's uh $1.50 1/2 gallon.
Wouldn't the plus ~15% gasoline cause issues with my ECU and AFR?
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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: The Rebirth
« Last post by Sirdeuce on May 05, 2015, 06:53:10 PM »
E-85 $3.00 per GALLON, that's uh $1.50 1/2 gallon.
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Projects and Build-Ups / Re: The Rebirth
« Last post by BigMike on April 26, 2015, 06:09:38 PM »
March 20, 2015 (continued)

Regarding the methanol, I did some research. I was originally going to go with Denatured Alcohol, which is 90+% ethanol and can be found conveniently at hardware stores, but I found that it doesn't have as good of benefits as does Methanol so I looked elsewhere. In the past I had purchased a 5-gallon bucket of Methanol but the problem was that I use it so slowly that the alcohol would go flat before I could even use it all. So looking around I found that I could use HEET, a gasline antifreeze, which is 100% methanol and can be found at any auto parts store. So I did some different shopping around and took some notes:

HEET, Amazon, one 12oz bottle - $4.70 - price per 1/2 gallon: $25.07
HEET, NAPA, one 12oz bottle - $2.49 -  price per 1/2 gallon: $13.28
House Brand, NAPA, one 12oz bottle - $2.22 - price per 1/2 gallon: $11.84
Case of Polar, Amazon, twenty-four 10oz bottles - $27.95 - price per 1/2 gallon: $7.45

So while $7.45 per use seems like a lot (50/50 mix), the Denatured Alcohol approach is over $15 per half-gallon. So this approach is more than 50% cheaper and it's of a better, preferred methanol alcohol.

Broken down per bottle, it's $1.24, and if I use six, then it's a 46.9% methanol and 53.1% water (by volume). I'm happy with this.

Here I am entering five (because I was only down to about 60% water). I did have a bottle of HEET in my garage that was a few yrs old, but I figured what the hell so threw it in.
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