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Old 02-22-2010, 04:03 PM
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Thumbs up Re: Propane conversion

I have some experience driving propane/gasoline dual fuel vehicles. My personal observation is that propane in a vehicle setup to run gasoline produces about 1/4 less power based on seat of the pants method and gets less fuel mileage. That said my FIL hade a 1/2 ton farm pickup that was setup to run both and at 225,000 miles the carb caught fire and melted & went down the manifold(350 chevy). We pulled the heads to check whether any got into the combustion chamber. The pistons, valves, and combustion chamber looked like it was brand new. He put another carb on and sold the truck with 300,000+ miles and it still ran well. the oil didn't get dirty like a gasoline engine either.
Best of luck I hope you are successful in this project.
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