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Old 04-10-2011, 11:44 AM
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61X NA, propane on a kickdown switch

Anyone ever tried it?

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Old 04-10-2011, 01:29 PM
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Found this:Propane?
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:31 PM
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Found this:Propane?
I particularly like post#4 in that thread - talk about a Q car
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:39 PM
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havent tried it, but im getting ready to dive in , 616 w/20 lbs of boost and propane injection , now if only it didnt burn its own oil
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:13 PM
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And the test results are....?
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:21 PM
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he junked it... compression got to low to start it seems. we lost our dare to do anything person, so now we have to find out on our own.....
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:47 AM
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Heh, im not dead, I ran propane for a bit and i loved it, just never got around to making it permanent.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:53 AM
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Heh, im not dead, I ran propane for a bit and i loved it, just never got around to making it permanent.
tell us the rest of the story... if you loved it why not make it permanent? What was the hard part? How much propane?
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:43 PM
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I'm hoping this summer to run it on my 617.951 I've used a small tank to start engine when glowplugs were dead at 28 degrees.
I've got the tank just need a Hobbs switch,and pressure gauge.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:45 PM
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I'm hoping this summer to run it on my 617.951 I've used a small tank to start engine when glowplugs were dead at 28 degrees.
I've got the tank just need a Hobbs switch,and pressure gauge.
Here's some encouragement

http://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ATP-BCS-003&Category_Code=BCS
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:24 PM
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Hey I like that a boost activated switch.I figure most others run at 6 psi out the nozzle.Thats what I looking for also adjustable regulator.I understand old welding gauges and reg,will do.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:29 AM
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i just used a on-off valve to control flow, it was fun but the car ended up not making it for other reasons so i ended up not pursuing a permenant installation. a boost switch would be the way to go for sure. there was no "hard" part, run a hose into the intake pre-turbo put the tank somewhere and put a valve inbetween the two it was as simple as possiable just to explore the concept and see for myself what would happen. it was kinda fun cruising around 20-25 mph with zero throttle input but it ended up being more of a game when i was bored to see how far i could drive without using the skinny pedal.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:01 PM
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Johsa.What psi were you spraying at?I bought all my parts for a homemade system.I'm at 10psi.
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Johsa.What psi were you spraying at?I bought all my parts for a homemade system.I'm at 10psi.
give us more details!
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:07 AM
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A hose from regulator to turbo leting 10 psi out.I'm not seeing any gains yet.I think its more air than propane right now.I want to see black smoke and I'm guessing at flow.I guess I'll do 20 psi.
Ps have no electric switch yet just ball valve inside car next to shifter.

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