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I have had more than one of my friends tell me that I am crazy for wanting to do this but I thing I will be trying out some corn fuel this year.
The way I look at it there are several people doing this , The guy that does my carb work has severl 1000+ customers on E85.
It is not corrosive like methanol, But cools like methanol.
Although there are only a couple filling stations tyhat sell it locally I can always store 55 Gallons in the Garage.
I have read sever threads on other sites of people picking up 10-15% more power by making the switch from C16 to E85.

Not to mention it is in the low $2 range
 

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Ive been using it for a couple months on my car. It needs a lot more fuel, I think I am running out at 22 psi and I got a decent fuel system on my car. The mileage goes down bad but its good for power. If your fuel system will support it I would go for it.
 

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The car should have more than enought fuel system.
It is a -12 from tank to pump and -10 feed and return, with 2-8 feeds to carb with dual needle and seat bowls.
The pump is a PE460 from product engineering.
 

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The car should have more than enought fuel system.
It is a -12 from tank to pump and -10 feed and return, with 2-8 feeds to carb with dual needle and seat bowls.
The pump is a PE460 from product engineering.
Has your carb guy already modified your carb? I'm interested in this subject, is he local? was it or is it expensive?, keep us posted on this, Thanks.
 

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Has your carb guy already modified your carb? I'm interested in this subject, is he local? was it or is it expensive?, keep us posted on this, Thanks.
To buy a E85 blowthru outright can get pricey, roughly $1300.00-1500.00
If you have a carb to send off and have build you can expect to spend quite a bit less.

I had the carb built by Kevin Van Noy at CSU carbs. I had previously had a blow thru carb from him in the past.
The initial build cost me about 750.00, there have been several updates to the since then. When I send it off a couple months ago he added new metering blocks and front and rear BRPV's.
This was an additional 350.00 and then I added dual needle and seat bowls from McClintic.

I think your best bet would be to give kevin a call and discuss what you want to do. He is vert professional and friendly to deal with.
There is also a build sheet you can fill out on his website,it will ask for all the critical info reguarding your car. Carburetor Solutions Unlimited

If you want to see what his workmanship looks like you are more than welcome to come take a look at mine.
 

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Hmm, wonder if E85 is something I should look into....How is it with walbro pumps and aeromotive regulators?
 

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Hmm, wonder if E85 is something I should look into....How is it with walbro pumps and aeromotive regulators?
Im not sure about he walbros but you will probably hear yes and no with them. As long as the regulator is anodized it will be perfect. Check what the fuel tank is made of also.


I am happy with E85. I made 757 whp corrected 612 actual on like 22 psi. I still know the fuel can make more power but I am already out of fuel with 1000cc injectors and 2 stock pumps. Later down the road Ill do 1400cc and 3 stock pumps.
 

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If you want to make the switch to E85 you should probbably have stanford get you a product engineering pump like the PE4450.
As far as the regulators go you should call aeromotive and ask them if your regulators will flow enough fuel.
Keep in mind E85 uses 30-40% more volume than gasoline
 
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