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ghrtechman
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posted April 07, 2004 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ghrtechman     
Dart 400 block 13-1 compression. Never quite got the bugs worked out with the alky. Thinking of going back to gas. Pro's and Con's of this brainstorm would be greatly appreciated . The problems we had with the alky were too numerous to mention . Thanks again


zeroracing
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posted April 07, 2004 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeroracing     
pros of going with gas.
1) burn less rear %
2) less wear on motors
3) burn less rear %
4) more consistant handling.
i would never go to alky. i love gas.


brownstone
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posted April 08, 2004 05:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for brownstone     
zero we agree.... I am currently having constant issues with alky, gas is around the corner, should have run it to begin with

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mdsteacher
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posted April 08, 2004 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdsteacher     
We also went from alky to gas last season. Worked out just fine with us. Had the carb. rebuilt from alky to gas by Pro Systems and really haven't had a problem. Much easier to tinker with. Plus it smells better when ignited.


dirtbuster
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posted April 08, 2004 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dirtbuster   Click Here to Email dirtbuster     
Funny, we are switching to gas this year and jsut the other day we mention how we should have stayed on alky. Trying to get the bigger radiator to fit, different pulleys and belts to keep it cool, waiting to get the carb back etc. We never had trouble with alky and was nice not to have to worry about overheating. But i think gas is prob a smoother power, you wont get the burst of torque like with alky (i hope), plus we will only burn off 30# instead of 100# during a race. Downside is gas will cost a little more in the end but not much.

If you are having trouble with alky setup and you want you can PM me and ill try to help out. Like I said we ran it for 5 years and never had trouble...... man im gonna miss that burning of the eyes and nostrils when she fires up.

zeroracing
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posted April 08, 2004 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeroracing     
i run the same radiator.


ghrtechman
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posted April 11, 2004 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ghrtechman     
Thanks for the info . Anyone else have any comments or helpfull ideas i would appreciate feedback . Thanks.


droper23
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posted April 12, 2004 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for droper23   Click Here to Email droper23     
Alcohol has one pro. It runs cooler. Plus I just love the smell and burn you get from it. If you can stay with it long enough, and get the bugs out, the only pro is that it is cooler. I have not found much more power from alcohol.


modracer09
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posted April 13, 2004 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for modracer09   Click Here to Email modracer09     
i got a coupel ??? whats the dif between a gas and alky carb and what would it take to change a alky carb to gas?


dirtbuster
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posted April 13, 2004 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dirtbuster   Click Here to Email dirtbuster     
Since you burn roughly twice as much alky the fuel supply circuits in the carb is also bigger to keep you mixture right. You can change a alky carb to gas and vice versa but it would involve changing out metering blocks and jets, boosters, air bleeds, needle and seats, etc.


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