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Author Topic:   Alcohol - Racing Fuel HP?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted February 15, 2001 11:17 PM
Has anyone ever done a HP comparison on a dyno? If so, what, if any difference was there. This is my first year to have the option between the two. Any help regarding drivability, pros or cons would be appreciated too.


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted February 16, 2001 12:04 AM
Mod57 ,

We did some back to back testing in the early 80's . We had an engine that we strictly tested different product's with . By simply switching from race gas to methanol , we picked up about 60 ftlb's and the horsepower was only slightly better than on gas . The biggest difference is in torque , not horsepower . But this test was done using the gas cam that was in the engine , not a cam meant for using alcohol .

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