methanol alky on the streets

Discussion in 'High Performance Modifications' started by mcg1968, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. mcg1968

    mcg1968 New Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    whats the thoughts on running methanol on the streets in my 78 camaro with 496bbc 15:8 to 1 pro and cons
  2. gregh

    gregh Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Con: really big fuel lines, all steel too & a extra big fuel tank too since you'll be chewing it up at almost twice the rate.

    Oil changes have to happen very often & you can't park the car for a few weeks between drives without draining & flushing the lines.

    There are a bunch of con's & only a few Pro's. ie, lower running temp, clean burning, almost detonation free, ect.
  3. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    con:having a fuel tanker follow you arround
  4. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    Con: volume & maintenance will be a pain in the butt for a street car. E-85 would be more forgiving, except if you have a true 15.8-1. Good luck.

  5. 79Z-28

    79Z-28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    Crandall, TEXAS, USA
    Don't forget a really good gas mask.
  6. dcozzi

    dcozzi Veteran Member

    May 1, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    Methanol will eat rubber parts in your fuel system like Holley needle seat tips and some rubber lines IIRC.

    Power valve is 2.5 times as big and it will suck fuel like a paid pro, as previously stated in the thread.

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