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Old 02-01-2007, 10:32 AM
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Edelbrock E85 carburetor

I know someone was telling me about this a while back, but we couldn't find the link. Anyway, I found it. Check it out:

http://www.edelbrock.com/media/news/...103106_04.html

This should take a lot of the guesswork out of E85 conversions, eh?
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That's great now all I have to do is wait gor a few stations to show up selling E85.
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theres one where i live, 5 cents a gallon cheaper, although i hear its even cheaper in other places in the country.
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About 20 to 30 cents cheaper in Iowa, and more so in Minnesota...
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About 20 to 30 cents cheaper in Iowa, and more so in Minnesota...
In Cedar Rapids at what I think is the only place in the county you can buy it, it is about a dime cheaper than E-10. With the reduced mileage, no thank you.
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About 20 to 30 cents cheaper in Iowa, and more so in Minnesota...
I live in northern Kansas, but work in southern Nebraska. E85 is $ .20 HIGHER than regular unleaded or the 10% alcohol gasolines in this area. I can see why they don't sell much of it around here.
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If someone has a high compression engine that needs more than 92 - 93 octane, E85 would be good buy.
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In Cedar Rapids at what I think is the only place in the county you can buy it, it is about a dime cheaper than E-10. With the reduced mileage, no thank you.
Then I guess it's a little more variable. I think the different companies that offer it have different pricing strategies, with some being tied to gasoline. A policy that I do not agree with BTW.

See here for some prices:
http://www.e85prices.com/
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I haven't found a place that sell E85 here in my area
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I haven't found a place that sell E85 here in my area
You obviously don't live near any corn fields. It's actually going to be interesting how they are going to ship it to places on the east and west coast. If they ever do. Rail costs would be prohibitive and the pipelines are not made for it to be pumped through them. Plus, there isn't enough corn grown to supply the whole nation of E85.
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You obviously don't live near any corn fields. It's actually going to be interesting how they are going to ship it to places on the east and west coast. If they ever do. Rail costs would be prohibitive and the pipelines are not made for it to be pumped through them. Plus, there isn't enough corn grown to supply the whole nation of E85.
Actually there's lots of corn grown here but it's all used for feed and nothing else.Which is a shame I read that when they distill corn for fuel the left over product has more protein than plain corn by it self.

Also there is a lot of room here in NC/SC so they could build a refinery in each state to supply most if not all of the South with E85 and provide another improvement of the unemployment rate and economy.

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Prices vary due to the government subsidies applied. Due to the high cost of alcohol at the moment it should be more expensive than plain gas if it were not for the subsidies. Of course subsidies are another name for how to "rob Peter to pay Paul", with the government lining their own pockets at the same time. So it is how to "rob Peter to pay Paul and your local legislator(s)"...
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Eric... Dont even get me started on how much the oil companies are subsidized! It goes both ways.
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Subsidizing oil companies and one specific fuel are two different things. If there's an industry with a fat profit ATM, that's them. IMHO, the more important subsidy (indirect) is to the farmers who grow the corn.
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Hey Old Tired Rebel, where in NC are you? There's an E85 station in Durham and I think one or two in Shelby.
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