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Old 07-30-2006, 12:32 PM
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Default RE: Substitute for Ether

Thanks Lee,

That takes you to the .15 on 5% ether but that OK, just click on "hopeso" and from there, click on "view all videos".

Or, go here and click on "view all videos" http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=hopeso

One thing occured to me. Kerosene has a low flash point and even though I was still able to get the castor based fuel going without the use of a heat gun, it still took a lot of prime bursts to get it going. So what of adding another volatile of any sort with a higher flash point, like, acetone, lacquer thinner etc to rasie the cetane just enough to allow easier starts even with the automotive oil?

My trip got postponed, as I suspected, so that experiment will be carried out today. Should be interesting. I may just bring out that old Frog and give it a go at the same time with these formulas.

In retrospect, that contra/glow device just may do what we anticipated. Provide a hot spot to allow pure kero to ignite with no need for multiple primes or heat guns.
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