Alternate fuels, alcohol and two stroke oil

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  1. Krealitygroup

    Krealitygroup New Member

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    Hey Y'all,

    Got a question. The military has a set of engines that can run on diesel, transmission fluid, oil, or any combo of the above.

    Could our 2 strokes be ran on alcohol and 2 stroke oil in a pinch.usflg
     
  2. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Yes, but it requires major carb mods since alcohol is much less energy dense and needs very different jetting.
    I had a flat track CanAm on methanol back in the day and it ran HARD!
    Loved how the intake would ice up on humid days from the evaporation rate at full throttle...
     
  3. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    No the compression is too low . What's the matter no gas money ? Can't come up with
    1.2 JIGG-A-WATTS McFly? LMAO
    laff
     
  4. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Wanna bet?
    You CAN run much more compression, and race motors do since they are purpose built, but almost any engine will run with rich enough jetting.
    Alcohol allows more compression, but does NOT require it.
     
  5. Krealitygroup

    Krealitygroup New Member

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    I keep alcohol in my extended travel bag. Just wanted to know.
     

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