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by Melvin
Thu May 25, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Your Self
Topic: Workshop Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 3665

Re: new shop

Your new shop looks great. One of the smartest things I did when I built mine was to put in a grease pit. It is incredibly handy to be able to walk around under your car without worrying about jacks, etc. The surrounding soil makes it cool in the summer and warm (at least in Washington) in the wint...
by Melvin
Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: new to propane
Replies: 15
Views: 6273

Ya propane is such a superior fuel compared to carbed gasoline there is no good reason to run gas ever.
by Melvin
Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: "Legal" conversions
Replies: 10
Views: 3025

You know road tax may explain something I thought was really weird. In 1990 I travelled from BC to California in my single fuel propane /6 Dodge. We took I-5 to CA state highway 46. 46 to Paso Robles and then 101 to Santa Barbara. We were in a bit of a hurry (girls awaited) so we drove straight thru...
by Melvin
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Ram air on a 425 mixer ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

They've got a website here but they unfortunately don't have details there for conversion products.

Jasper (PDF) has a couple pictures (about half way down).

For US$165 you might want to see if you can rob something that'll fit of a vehicle in a junk yard.
by Melvin
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1
Replies: 20
Views: 5923

Sounds awesome, considering that's more than I'll probably make in the next decade I don't see spending that kind of money anytime soon :)
by Melvin
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1
Replies: 20
Views: 5923

Hello Melvin, I'm an old 2.2 TII Shelby Charger fan, started turbododge.com with Mike V back 5 years or so. Glad to see you here, I'll be sizing a LPG for my turbo neon and turbo subaru and it will be good to some others in the 4cyl+boost range. If I can find a mixer that doesn't break the bank I'd...
by Melvin
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Subaru Turbo conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3224

Why LPG

Thank you for your help so far. Nobody local can understand why I want to do this. Whenever I tell someone what I'm trying to do, all I get is a really big WHY?!?! Imagine the boost you can run on 105 Octane is all you have to say. Once they compare the price of race gas to propane they at least st...
by Melvin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1
Replies: 20
Views: 5923

Re: parts

No parts, sorry. PropaneGuy has pretty good parts selection and prices too. With the 200, AF ratios are real easy to change too. The top cover is integrated with the mixer body. The air inlet has a smooth inlet and keeping couplings intact at high boost is indeed a real problem. Remember, that when...
by Melvin
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1
Replies: 20
Views: 5923

I just had a question about propane carbs. Up to a point boost should work fine but once the gas valve reaches it's max travel how does more gas continue to flow? To me it seems the mixture would start to lean as you continue to make the air more dense. I think I can answer this, someone please cor...
by Melvin
Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1
Replies: 20
Views: 5923

I've never even seen a 200 before, they look nice and compact though. Anyone got one they'd like to trade for a 425? Poor idle was a concern but I couldn't see anyway around using a 425 and still feeding 275hp. I was thinking of staging a pair of 225s but I couldn't figure out how the heck to manage...
by Melvin
Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Oil Filters
Replies: 3
Views: 3870

More oil filter study

Here is a PDF of a magazine article doing a physical comparison of 15 different filters for the 12V Cummins http://www.turbodieselregister.com/OIL_FILTER.pdf
by Melvin
Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1
Replies: 20
Views: 5923

2.5L Turbo -> 425 questions #1

I've mentioned my project in passing but it's getting down to go time and I have a couple questions if anyone can help. The project is an 89 Voyager SWB minivan with the factory 2.5L turbo and A413 3spd transmission. These vans are capable of mid 12 seconds with essentially stock internals at upward...
by Melvin
Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Your Car
Topic: Propane Jaguar Hotrod
Replies: 6
Views: 4306

Is that intake adapter on the 425 a custom unit or a commercial piece of kit? How is it performing for you? Have you seen any indications of uneven flow?

Its looking like my turbo conversion could be helped along by such a piece.
by Melvin
Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: fuel cost and hasle?
Replies: 22
Views: 7099

Well I'm hoping to eventually push 25-28 psi on my latest project, the 105 octane is going to be very reassuring.
by Melvin
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: fuel cost and hasle?
Replies: 22
Views: 7099

The differential to gas used to be a lot better.

When I first started running propane the price would drop as low as 7 cents a litre, gas was ~35-40. $5 fed to my /6 would get me from Kamloops to Victoria to visit my girlfriend and I'd have change left over for a coke along the way. If you want to feel a bit better it's not really fair to compare ...