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Author Topic:   compresion ratio
bauman
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted November 30, 2004 04:38 PM  
Can anybody tell me what is the lowest compresion ratio that you can run with an alcohol engine?

BrianW
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 01, 2004 09:10 AM  
There are factory cars that run the E-85 alcohol blend that run ~9:1.

The whole point to running alcohol is that it burns cooler and can handle higher compression ratios, thus more power... That said you can run it in a low compression engine - just won't make the power... I've had to run it in a ~10.3:1 engine when I blew up the main engine in my mod and had to run a "street stock" 355 that I had laying around...

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