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Offline Generalg

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Burning Corn!
« on: May 18, 2023, 07:43:12 AM »
Finally the Jackson car is burning corn!  To make the switch I had to replace fuel lines to PTFE, new MagnaFuel 750 fuel pump and new 150lb /hr Bosch Injectors.  All in around $2k in parts.  A gear head and good friend Brian setup/helped on the initial tune. 

One weekend trip to the dunes will pay for the upgrades with e85 @ $2.77/gal vs VP110 @ $12.50/gal or even Avgas 100LL @ $5.39/gal I had been using. Also Found out the Wichita jumpstart station on 21st street  has e98 $2.99/gal.  Thinking I will fill up a couple of 54 barrels with e98 mixing it for a true e85.  Who all else is running corn fuel?

Need to get a quick day trip in to LS to finalize the tune before loading all my junk up to for St. Anthony's end of June.    Anyone up for a day trip to LS in the next few weeks weather permitting?

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Offline BrianN

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Re: Burning Corn!
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2023, 09:11:31 AM »
I will.


Offline fabr

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Re: Burning Corn!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2023, 09:31:10 AM »
Several of us run corn. I have been using it for a few years now. I run a FAST sportsman throttlebody efi with a Walbro 535LPH pump. Zero issues. Massive pumps aren't needed(I have 580 at the wheel).. I have 2 of them in the tank. I only use one with the other as a redundant backup-just in case.

 So far I have refused to use any pump available ethanol. Just don't trust it not to be water soaked. I buy drums from Glacial Plains in MN. Shipping ,new drums and the e98 ends up costing me approx $4.75 a gallon +/-. It is anhydrous e98 meaning it is as water free as can be had. I then blend it down to e85. I don't mind paying the extra for peace of mind.

The JumpStarts over in your area have some really attractive fuel prices. I always fill up when on I35 @ South Haven exit. $3/gal for 93 premium. That's about a buck cheaper than most places.

I think I mentioned it before but we will be down Memorial weekend. Brian,are you going MemDay weekend?
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Re: Burning Corn!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2023, 09:36:31 AM »
To make mixing easier I drain 1/2 drum into another drum. Add 4 +/- gallons 87 to each and it will come in right at 85%. To thoroughly mix I turn drum on it's side ,put in tractor bucket and roll the bucket back and forth for a minute or 2. Easy peasy. I use 87 to aid in cool weather starts. No need to use higher octane for blending.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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 " You have all the right in the world to believe any damn thing you'd like, but you don't have the right to demand that I participate in your fantasy"

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Re: Burning Corn!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2023, 01:15:56 PM »
We have 12 stations that sell it locally and several refineries in this state. My favorite refinery is the revanna plant. When ethanol demand is down they switch over to corn syrup........you can smell it in their fuel! No i don't condone sniffing fuel but when it smells that good  ya know LMAO

3 or 4 stations locally are pretty consistent at e81 to e85 in the warmer months. With my flex sensor I can watch the blend % on my dash. Now, one has to be careful because water in the fuel, more then likely, will present itself as ethanol on the flex sensor gauge. My ecu adjusts for the different blends or has so far. Right now the last place I saw e85 was $2.18 gal.

The anhydrous edition would be a great way to go but for myself, simpler to get it for each trip.  If I remember correctly , at 30 psi boost I can go as low as e55 and still maintain a high enough octane rating.
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