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Old 10-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Boiling Gas?

Hi all.

Just throwing the idea around for turning gasoline in to a vapor? Was planning on using a TBI equipped auto as my guinea pig? I have a drawn up prototype, but just was probing around to see if anyone has tried something like this?

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Old 10-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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#1. Boiling gasoline is not safe.

#2. There are many components of gasoline that don't vaporize. You will be left with quantities of this sludge, and no safe way to dispose of it.
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It's certainly been discussed. Here's a currently active thread that was about it.
http://www.gassavers.org/f6/1986-pon...car-14178.html
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Thank you. I did not know about the fiero. Interesting how some technology just never seem to make it big. In this particular instance, high mpg concepts and working Ideas.

125 mpg carb sure would be nice right about now.

I did look at the post, how does the fiero turn fuel in to vapor?.
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This looks like a decent explanation:
Henry "Smokey" Yunick -- Fuel vaporizing carburetor system
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #6
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Ok. so I read up on Smokey, quite the fellow. From what I understand , he was having his modified fuel line run by multiple hot contact areas along its way to the engine, and also adding a non cooled turbo that was modified so it to would be at a high temperature. All building up to the desired 400 deg F target intake temperature.

Did I soak that up correctly??
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They have added ethanol and many ofter chemicals to help "clean" your engine. So you got 15% ethanol. lets say another 5% other.. So a total of 20% non fuel that really screws with these carbs. If you get 100% petroleum gasoline you can make these work again. Funny how they fixed us from building these.
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Ha! My xB has a plastic intake manifold so you can imagine gasoline attacking that if it was hot! Yeah boiling alcohol ... Not a good idea since it sort of boils all at once, better to use throttle body injection and heat the body plus add a vortex generator in there too!
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You'd be inclined to read up on....

Vapor lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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