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been kickin the crap out of this in my head. all this e85 stuff is new to me.any body "here"got any experiance with the e85 as far as carburation goes.i see a lot of conversion kits and complete carbs out there any body tried any of it? the combo im going with will support it.looking to see if any drivability issues with the e85 carbs.its going into a 11.5-1 alum head bbf.street car.
 

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The new PHR rag has a whole article on E85. To sum the article up, E85 runs just like gas for tuning, just different sizes. The fuel system needs some upgraded parts and care, like lines and pumps. I'm sure I am missing something, since I only just glanced at it at the store waiting on the wife.

You should be fine on the compression, given that E85 is "supposed" to be 105 octane out of the pump.

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I read somewhere that a factory holley metering block doesn't have big enough passages to run e85. They said running no jet at all didn't let enough fuel through. The company was from Kentucky, I think. Don't remember the name but they have kits to do it. As far as drivability issues, I know ethanol wont start as well as gas in cold weather.
 

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been kickin the crap out of this in my head. all this e85 stuff is new to me.any body "here"got any experiance with the e85 as far as carburation goes.i see a lot of conversion kits and complete carbs out there any body tried any of it? the combo im going with will support it.looking to see if any drivability issues with the e85 carbs.its going into a 11.5-1 alum head bbf.street car.
In the state of Kentucy is a company by the name of Quick Fuel Tech. They should be able to answer a lot of your question and you could alway surf the net for other web sites on E85.
 

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The main problem with E85 fuel is that it has a VERY WIDE set of standards for content and varies at different times of the year and at different pumping stations throughout.

It can range from 68% to 88% ethanol content.
A computorized system with a pair of O2 sensors can adapt to these differences fairly easily; to me - carb tuning "right on" becomes a nightmare.
 
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