jmarkaudio wrote:Jetting alone won't work, the mainwell passages and booster pins are too big. Idle jets will be too large as well. You may get it to run.... just not right. QuickFuel has E85 kits, and Drag Chevette on DRR does conversions.
Ron Golden wrote:Call BLP carbs in Orlando. They told me the calibration is completely different fron straight gas.
I have a Methanol 1050 Dominator here, would anyone have some ballpark figures regarding timing and jetting for E85?
PRO SYSTEMS wrote:your theory is flawed. Re read your post and correct your statement, I think you'll see it when you re-read it..
Also, Drag Chevette, I assume you have wet-flow or dyno equipment to verify that you have built a proper fuel curve for the customer, otherwise they might as well buy the "kit" and do it themselves. ???
If you do not, then you are guessing and folks are getting ripped off and that is damaging to everyone in our business' reputation.
Fuel curve is extremely important as it DIRECTLY effects the consistency in performance and the vehicles overall performance.
If you (as a customer) are installing a "kit" you should be aware that these are not optimized programs simply air to fuel ratio "kits" that get you in the ball park (oftentimes have very wavy fuel curves that are tough to predict and tune).
For true consistency from these kits or shops that have no real technology, you THEN need to either install some wide band data acquisition on your vehicle and map the fuel curve and spend the time correcting/tuning it yourself. Or simply send it to a shop that has wet flow technology so the work is done before you get it.
Many folks have gotten a bad taste in their mouth on E85 because of "kits", we get them in the shop everyday.
yep, you should do that....you should send your carb to a company that will come on a message board and slam someone for trying to make a living doing what he knows works....So if you are having trouble jetting your carb or the vehicle is inconsistent, then contact a company with some technology and get this situation corrected.
Unfortunately, its oftentimes cheaper to have sent it in to someone in the first place.
However, sometimes it works out...its truly a gamble.
"Home of the highest powered naturally aspirated E85 engine on the planet".
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Patrick may just be tired of working on your carbs.Drag Chevette wrote:LOL....I have to laugh at this post to think that a company with the size and money that pro systems has is worried about whether or not I screw up someones carb.....
I understand that there are many carb builders, some good and some bad. Some provice excellent customer servcie and some don't.
Please don't get me wrong, I will never intentionally talk bad about someone else way of making a living. Plus I personally heard that pro systems does a fine job, and if I attacked you in any way, my apologies! If i did it was only because I felt as if you were attacking me. But in turn I wish you would have checked me, my carbs and my customer service out before you attack my reputation.
I look forward to further debates, and know that there is room enough in this world for more than 1 E85 carb builder...
feel free to call me if you have any E85 questions: