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Old 04-06-2021, 11:03 AM
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have gas engine (3w70b) runs fine, i want to convert to some glow fuel mixture. I know i should change carb elastomers, and fuel lines. Does anyone have a suggestion on the methanol to oil ratio?
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Not trying to be a wise guy. But why? Strictly horsepower gain?

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Originally Posted by daveopam View Post
Not trying to be a wise guy. But why? Strictly horsepower gain?

My thinking also. Back in the day before reliable ignitions, glo conversions on big engines were popular. While they had great power, some idled rough as hell. Most glo conversions will require a starter or master the back flip technique ..... or lose some body parts. Modern ignitions with retarded timing really help to smooth out the idle and make starting easier. Converting to glo seems like a giant step backwards unless there is a real good reason to do so.
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