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Thoughts on E85 track only

What are your thoughts on using e85 for drag racing (track only)? My car is a bracket car, BBF w/ DOVE heads w/ 12.1 comp. runs low 10's. Does e85 lower motor temps, do you have problems with moisture and any power increase?
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Racing E-85

This would be a good place to start.

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http://marksullense85.proboards.com/

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Here is a sample of the type of info he has on the site.

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I ran it. It works well and is much cheaper than race gas. It does suck in moisture and gets nasty quick. On a gas carb if you pump the pedal 3 or 4 times to get it started when it is cold you will have to pump the pedal about 15 times with E-85. E-85 also doesn't like to start in very cold temperatures. If you are going to not start the car for a while turn your fuel pump off and let the carb run out of gas when you are done playing with it. Don't let the carb sit there with E-85 in it for more than a few days. It gunks up the bowls quick. I had to clean mine out a couple of times before I finally figured out to let the carb run dry first if it was going to sit a while. It doesn't like a big hit of nitrous. 200 is as high as you will want to go if you run that stuff. You will also want to make sure that your fuel delivery system along with your carb is compatible with E-85.

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I run my old truck with a 1050 qf e85 4500 and was having convertor issues and still run 11.6, its almost 13-1. I will never switch back as long as its readily availible. Have changed oil several times and looks great. I keep my truck in shop and start it and drive it quite a bit and keep fresh fuel in it. I havent sprayed my bbf with it yet, do have seperate fuel system and run e85 in both sides. I have several friends spraying 300+ and having no issues except wearing out more tires because you can afford to drive it.

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What is the difference of buying a carb. from one of these web sights or from Quick Fuel, etc.?
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What is the difference of buying a carb. from one of these web sights or from Quick Fuel, etc.?

I chose to buy a used dommy and have Mark convert it. He really knows his stuff. IMHO you would be better off that way, he can tune it for your comb and application to start and provide help after the sale.

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Our local track has a class called pro E-85. its heads up 8.90 index street legal cars that must have stock front frame rails, pretty much anything else goes. very exciting.
oh, you can run pump e85 or rockett e76
http://proe85.com/

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e85

Where do you guys buy this stuff? I have two local stations, but did not know if you could get it from a distributor in drums?
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what about street driving,would a dual plane be more beneficial than single,as far as fuel atomazation.should one not block the heat passages in the intake to help atomize the fuel?looking at a 12-1 motor,can you blend e85 with 93 or somthing to aid in cold start??
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cold start

I had issues below 45 degrees. That was with a QF without a choke. A little gas squirted in or a mist of starting fluid always helped. When the engine goes back in this time, it will have a block heater in it. What??? Diesels did not start well in the cold and they figured that out!!! Glow plugs next?

If you want it by the barrel, Rocket makes it and I think it is 112 octane!!
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