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    How do you make Nitro Methane?

    A year or so back I remember seeing a thread on another RC forum about making your own fuel. They said its alot cheaper and you just gotta have the right stuff. My friend was indecisive about getting an RC car or not, but I took him out to watch me and my friend drive and now he wants a buggy really bad [8D]. So his dad said he knows how to make it if his son gets into RC, which I know he will (plus he has the money). But I was just wondering what the chemicals involved are and where to get them. Also, how much does it cost?

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    mix nitric acid with methanol

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    hmmmmmm seems a little dangerous to me.
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    I mean how do you make it from scratch? Like Buy the stuff from the store and mix it in an empty ntrio bottle.

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    i think you want to know how to make glow fuel...not nitromethane. Glow fuel consists of a lubricant (probably castor oil if youre making at home), methanol, and nitrmethane. Nitromethane is difficult stuff to get hold of - its explosive - but check out the link above - its quite good...i made fuel myself once (a long time ago) and the mix was 20%castor oil 20% nitrmethane and 60%methanol, and it worked alright, thogh i only made a quarter gallon of the stuff before jus buying it...on the other hand if you want to know how to make nitromethane i dont recommend it coz it is quite likely that it will expldoe and take you alonf with it...you need to react methane gas with nitric acid, the resulting reaction/explosion will give nitromethane, which if you were lucky and managed to control the reaction temperature wont explode in you face

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    ITS NITRO METHANE!!!!!! MY FATHER IS JIM WALLACE CRAIG THE OWNER/DRIVER OF THE NOTORIOUS COORSPOWERED! THIS IS AN 18FT SANGER EXPERIMENTAL HULL WITH A 1967 FORD 427FE/TUNELLPORT BLOWN! PRODUCING WELL OVER 1400HORSEPOWER ONLY USING GOOD OLD YUMA MARINE BASE AVGAS! AND A UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF METHANOL! AND A HINT OF COORS! YES ITS ME JIMS SON IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THATS NOT ME PROBLEM! THE YUMA PIRATES LIVE! NEVER BEATEN COOORS POWERED STILL LIVES POOR MURPHYSLAW!
    dont know if this is nitromethane but it shur worked in that boat

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    ITS NITRO METHANE!!!!!! MY FATHER IS JIM WALLACE CRAIG THE OWNER/DRIVER OF THE NOTORIOUS COORSPOWERED! THIS IS AN 18FT SANGER EXPERIMENTAL HULL WITH A 1967 FORD 427FE/TUNELLPORT BLOWN! PRODUCING WELL OVER 1400HORSEPOWER ONLY USING GOOD OLD YUMA MARINE BASE AVGAS! AND A UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF METHANOL! AND A HINT OF COORS! YES ITS ME JIMS SON IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THATS NOT ME PROBLEM! THE YUMA PIRATES LIVE! NEVER BEATEN COOORS POWERED STILL LIVES POOR MURPHYSLAW!
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?


    ORIGINAL: mcraig8377

    ITS NITRO METHANE!!!!!! MY FATHER IS JIM WALLACE CRAIG THE OWNER/DRIVER OF THE NOTORIOUS COORSPOWERED! THIS IS AN 18FT SANGER EXPERIMENTAL HULL WITH A 1967 FORD 427FE/TUNELLPORT BLOWN! PRODUCING WELL OVER 1400HORSEPOWER ONLY USING GOOD OLD YUMA MARINE BASE AVGAS! AND A UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF METHANOL! AND A HINT OF COORS! YES ITS ME JIMS SON IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THATS NOT ME PROBLEM! THE YUMA PIRATES LIVE! NEVER BEATEN COOORS POWERED STILL LIVES POOR MURPHYSLAW!
    dont know if this is nitromethane but it shur worked in that boat

    okay..... i dont know who you are, but from what i understand is that you have an 18ft boat that runs on a LOT of methanol and COORS beer.
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    take about $30 worth of cash, head to hobby store buy one gallon

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    take about $30 worth of cash, head to hobby store buy one gallon
    Make that $50.00
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?


    ORIGINAL: mcraig8377

    ITS NITRO METHANE!!!!!! MY FATHER IS JIM WALLACE CRAIG THE OWNER/DRIVER OF THE NOTORIOUS COORSPOWERED! THIS IS AN 18FT SANGER EXPERIMENTAL HULL WITH A 1967 FORD 427FE/TUNELLPORT BLOWN! PRODUCING WELL OVER 1400HORSEPOWER ONLY USING GOOD OLD YUMA MARINE BASE AVGAS! AND A UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF METHANOL! AND A HINT OF COORS! YES ITS ME JIMS SON IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THATS NOT ME PROBLEM! THE YUMA PIRATES LIVE! NEVER BEATEN COOORS POWERED STILL LIVES POOR MURPHYSLAW!
    dont know if this is nitromethane but it shur worked in that boat
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    O'Donnell 30% race blend $24.99 Gallon in south florida.
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    Byron's 30% Gen2 $31.99 @ LHS.

    Was $27.99 few weeks ago.


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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    You could buy it from here but it is very expensive!! [link]http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=8807682[/link]
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    im just a basher at the moment...I run byrons 20%...cost is $22 a gallon...but I drive 120 miles one way to get it...$30 a gallon if I drive 47 miles one way...so I drive 120 miles and do other shopping..lol
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    lots of refried beans with tabascos and chiles.. works every time[&o]

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    YOU JUST MAD BECAUSE YOU NEVER DROVE IT AND GOT TO SAY I LIVED!!!!!!!

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    i use blue thunder but im prob going to switch but all the fuel is within like 2 dollars of each other and its between 29-31

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    Start you need Nitro, methanol alcohol, castor oil and synthetic oil that will mix with nitromethane.
    After checking around, all the ingredients to make 5 gals. would come out to about $40 a gal.
    Unless you can buy in bulk to make 100 gals. it's just not worth it to make your own. I would buy just the Nitro so I could boost the percentage of Nitro from 20% to 30 or 40% if I wanted to. I also would use it in my Cobra when I drag race.

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    Nitro methane, aint that what comes out the rear end of us when we fart???
    how to make it???mmm, eat lots of beans.

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    You need a special permit to manufacture Nitro methane as it is an explosive/oxidizer, just buy they fuel by the gallon like it was suggested by many people, is cheaper as the manufacturers get better price for the quantities they buy.

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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?

    2 year old, dead thread dude......
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    RE: How do you make Nitro Methane?


    ORIGINAL: rclynx

    take about $30 worth of cash, head to hobby store buy one gallon
    Make that $50.00
    LOL I've never paid over $30 for any fuel. Byron's, Nitrotane, Maxy's, O'Donnel, Blue Thunder etc. All under $30 per gallon.



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