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Old 02-12-2001, 09:10 PM   #1
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Lightbulb cheap high octane ?

anyone thought of running propane ? doesnt it have about 130 octane ! imagine the boost you could run
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Old 02-12-2001, 11:44 PM   #2
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HA! Maybe you should try!
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Old 02-12-2001, 11:47 PM   #3
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Isn't propane a gas at room temperateure??? Eric
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Old 02-12-2001, 11:49 PM   #4
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yeah.... it is =)
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Old 02-13-2001, 04:29 PM   #5
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so.
there are lots of propane vehichles out there. mostly low emisions fleet vehickles i believe. although it seems to be eaiser adapted to a carbeurator set up
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:49 PM   #6
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I had an early '80s Ford pickup which was converted to propane. Ford must have been still learning how to make an engine run right on unleaded or something, because this truck sucked ass stock. On propane it ran great! Propane must be kept under pressure in a purpose-built tank, which would likely occupy what is currently your back seat. In the truck it was no big deal since I had a flatbed and lots of room underneath. I have never heard of a performance car running propane, although I too have been curious as to why - perhaps propane doesn't work with high compression. Anyone care to elaborate?
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Old 02-14-2001, 09:33 AM   #7
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CNG cars do exist, and Chrysler rolled out a CNG Challenger a year or two ago at the auto shows. 385HP or something like that.

The thing with CNG is...while it is more environmentally friendly, there is less power per unit than gas. It will take more CNG to make the same power as gas (when mixed with oxygen, of course).

Aside from that, and packaging of the tanks (3000+ psi), the next major hurdle is infrastructure...you'll need to fill that bad-boy up every 100 miles, and the few CNG pumps (for vehicles) around my town are (or have) closed down.

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Old 02-15-2001, 12:29 AM   #8
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How about some Octane Booster sell at those auto parts store?
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Old 02-15-2001, 06:52 AM   #9
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We have lots of CNG vehicles in AZ. The state will buy them for you.

-Red

(I'd like to see someone take a serious look at alternative fuel performance as well.)

[Edit: By the way, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas, like the kind you can get piped to your house) is not the same as LP (Liquid Propane, like the kind you burn on most gas grills).]

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