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Old 01-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
be0tch
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Default Where to buy methanol in the tri-state

I'm having a methanol injection kit installed in my car in the coming weeks. I've shopped around online for methanol but shipping is a real killer everywhere that I've been to so far.

Is there anywhere near NYC where you can purchase methanol in person? Is this a Home Depot / paint supply place type item?

Google wasn't giving me any leads so your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Unless you have a really good reason to do otherwise (99.99% of people do not) do like all of the rest of us meth users do: Go to Walmart, buy the blue -20F windshield washer fluid (the basic cheap stuff, but has to be -20F).

It's about 25-30% methanol, 75-80% water. For our cars, this works really really well. We get a lot of benefit from water in terms of air charge cooling and cylinder head cooling.

If you want to get to 50-50 meth mix, you can take 1 gallon of said washer fluid, add 2 bottles of HEET (yellow bottle) and you're at 50-50 meth/water.

Also, if you haven't dealt with pure methanol before, it can be pretty nasty stuff. It's also very hydroscopic so you always need to be checking ratios...
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Unless you have a really good reason to do otherwise (99.99% of people do not) do like all of the rest of us meth users do: Go to Walmart, buy the blue -20F windshield washer fluid (the basic cheap stuff, but has to be -20F).

It's about 25-30% methanol, 75-80% water. For our cars, this works really really well. We get a lot of benefit from water in terms of air charge cooling and cylinder head cooling.

If you want to get to 50-50 meth mix, you can take 1 gallon of said washer fluid, add 2 bottles of HEET (yellow bottle) and you're at 50-50 meth/water.

Also, if you haven't dealt with pure methanol before, it can be pretty nasty stuff. It's also very hydroscopic so you always need to be checking ratios...

Beat me to it
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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When I was running meth, I picked it up at S-K Speed in Rockville Centre
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thanks everybody for the responses. I purchased a hydrometer to check the mix and I agree that methanol is pretty nasty. I'll be careful, certainly.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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Try contacting VP atlantic, they might be able to point you to a dealer for M1.
Last year I was able to get some at NJMP. I hear Xtreme Race Cars in Patterson has it in stock or has bi-weekly orders
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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sk speed in long island.. i buy it by the 5 gallon drum
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