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by Frank
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Your Self
Topic: Workshop Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 3753

Workshop Construction

There never seems to be enough room for all your stuff no matter how much room you already have. Even though we already have a 3 car garage attached to the house, I still need some more space to store the other cars, tractors, lawn mowers, etc. and have a proper workshop. Since we have a 24 acre pro...
by Frank
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Hard starting with a cold engine
Replies: 5
Views: 3332

Hard starting with a cold engine

I have a cold hard-starting problem with my 1977 Pontiac equipped with an Impco 425 mixer mounted on a Chev 350. The mixer is mounted on a Quadrajet throttle body and is supplied by a model E converter. The converter is equipped with a balance tube to the mixer and an Impco SV start assist valve. To...
by Frank
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Converter Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

Converter Temperature

From my experience with experimenting with coolant flow through the Model E converter mounted on my 1977 Pontiac, I found that running cooler coolant temperatures had a detrimental effect on my fuel consumption. On a different post about gas valve profiles, franzh confirmed that cooling the propane ...
by Frank
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Gas valves for Impco 425 Mixers
Replies: 3
Views: 3738

Gas valve information

I have done some research into Impco gas valves and received some information from Impco’s technical department. I have paraphrased their answers for this posting. They did not provide specific profile information, as this is proprietary intellectual information. There are four gas valves availabl...
by Frank
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Your Project
Topic: 1972 440 Duster
Replies: 3
Views: 4323

Got some photos!

While I was moving my winter car out of the field and up to the house so I can work on it, I also took some photos of the Duster. I put the car up on blocks and tried to protect as much as possible from the weather. With luck, there haven't been a lot of mice moving in yet. As you can see, the cover...
by Frank
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Your Car
Topic: My Propane-fuelled Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 8993

Photos of cars!

As my current winter beater (1973 Dodge Dart) may or may not survive the next winter, I wanted to get my back up winter car roadworthy again. I went out in my back field and brought the 1977 Pontiac up close to the house so I can work on it. The 1977 Pontiac in the field. After sitting for several y...
by Frank
Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Gas valves for Impco 425 Mixers
Replies: 3
Views: 3738

Gas valve profiles

Thanks for the explanation. I understand that engines are essentially an air pumps operating at different displacements. I was hoping to learn about fuel mixture enrichment at higher air flows or with larger engine displacements, if that is actually the case. It almost sounds as if you are saying th...
by Frank
Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Gas valves for Impco 425 Mixers
Replies: 3
Views: 3738

Gas valves for Impco 425 Mixers

While I was driving both of my propane vehicles, it seemed to me that the fuel economy for both cars was lower than I was expecting. I was expecting propane gas mileage to be somewhere in the neighbourhood of 80% of gasoline gas mileage. The driving I was doing at the time was highway commuting with...
by Frank
Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Turbo-propane
Replies: 5
Views: 4494

Found them!

I did a search for Motorfuelers in Florida and found a website http://www.motorfuelers.com/ but got a page cannot be displayed message . On superpages, I found: Motorfuelers LP Services Inc 13790 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762 (727) 572-9762 I did a search for Keith Thompson in Jacksonville and thi...
by Frank
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Product Announcements
Topic: Gas Equipment Line Card
Replies: 0
Views: 2902

Gas Equipment Line Card

Over the summer, I was able to get an account with a gas equipment supplier. Have a look at my line card by following this link:

http://cars.rasoenterprises.com/Product ... neCard.htm


Frank
by Frank
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Your Project
Topic: 1972 440 Duster
Replies: 3
Views: 4323

1972 440 Duster

I still have the 1978 Chrysler New Yorker that I bought in 1988. I have it parked in a field behind my house. By the time I had taken it off the road in 1995, it was in pretty rough shape. In fact, it is now so rough that I think it would not survive a tow to the junkyard. However, I always planned ...
by Frank
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Your Car
Topic: My Propane-fuelled Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 8993

My Propane-fuelled Cars

My interest in propane-fuelled vehicles started with a trip to the local drag strip way back in the mid-80s when I finished school. While doing a little bracket racing there with my 65 Barracuda, I met a fellow racing an older Ford, something like a 1966 Ford Galaxy, on propane. The guy told me that...
by Frank
Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Turbo-propane
Replies: 5
Views: 4494

As I was researching propane equipment on the internet, I came across the following site that might be able to help you: http://www.propanecarbs.com/products.html. Impco also has a listing of their distributors on their web site: http://www.impcotechnologies.com/distributor-listings.htm I also have ...
by Frank
Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: Welcome to the Board!
Replies: 0
Views: 3149

Welcome to the Board!

Please feel free to post any questions or comments on this board you might have about alternative fuels and energy systems. I am in the process of making the web site and this board known on the internet.

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