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    To see methanol burn?

    spoke to a bloke briefly and he told me of an additive that mixes with alky that makes it visible when its burns.
    trouble is he wasn't sure what it was called, but did say its used by historic Morgan three wheeler racers and also considered for use when/if our dailies ever had to run on alky... bring it on!..

    anyone heard of it or can give me any tips regarding this without retarding the ignition?.

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    Sid... Try mailing jimburb on here. He runs a Morgan 3 wheeler and has been invoved with them for a very long time, including the racers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumpcars View Post
    Sid... Try mailing jimburb on here. He runs a Morgan 3 wheeler and has been invoved with them for a very long time, including the racers.
    Cheers mate ill try him.

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    Sid its, its called Nitro, makes the car go quicker too.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    Sid its, its called Nitro, makes the car go quicker too.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    Sid its, its called Nitro, makes the car go quicker too.......
    Very good Phil...

    anyone got any spare?.

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    Hi the only thing That any of the racers use is methanol which is closely related to acetone /cellulose thinners. I'm not sure what colour flame it burns with but maybe google would help. I do know that an engine needs lots of it otherwise pistons melt instantly , a racer friend drills out main jets with a 1/8 drill & gets 6 miles to the gallon from 1100 ccs hope you find something to help. Just remembered that Indy cars used to run on it & they may have had an additive good luck Jon

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    Try good old Petrol/methanol mix, it burns hotter than Methanol. You allready know about retarding the timming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimburb View Post
    Hi the only thing That any of the racers use is methanol which is closely related to acetone /cellulose thinners. I'm not sure what colour flame it burns with but maybe google would help. I do know that an engine needs lots of it otherwise pistons melt instantly , a racer friend drills out main jets with a 1/8 drill & gets 6 miles to the gallon from 1100 ccs hope you find something to help. Just remembered that Indy cars used to run on it & they may have had an additive good luck Jon
    Thanks for the reply Jon, ill need to jog this fellas memory.
    Alky burns with a colourless flame.
    yes our car has "oversize jets"... it does 4 gallons to the mile!...3.8.

    heard of adding acetone to alky but never tried it.

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