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Old 09-10-2013, 10:25 AM
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dual fuel on a carbed straight six?

hello all!

i currently have a 1981 F150 2wd named Clyde. Clyde is my daily driver, a truck that sees roughly 300-500 miles a week, and im on a quest for cheaper driving. I am very seriously considering a duel fuel propane/gasoline setup, where i would drive primarily on propane, but have gasoline as a last ditch effort.

So, please, as an uneducated fool, can someone point me in the right direction??
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You can use an Impco CA300 mixer with a Model E converter. That will be a good set up for you. I would also recommend a 12 volt LPG Filter lock off not a vacumn unit and you will need a 12 volt gasoline lock off. Be aware converting older high mileage motors can lead to valve/engine failure. Once you get it done you can bump your intial timing 1 or 2 degrees BUT NOT ANY MORE than that for increase power on LP. Start with your local LP Gas suppliers for the equipment. Your biggest expense will be if you have to buy a new tank.

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Would you be interested in CNG ? Natural gas? Do you have cng stations close by in your area? I know a guy that runs a carb v8 < older vehicle> His runs good and we pay $1.36 a gge. here.
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