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Old Oct 13, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Running methanol on spark ignition?

Do to the high cost of Nitro, I have been wanting to make the transition to gas. The problem with that is no one makes an engine in the .30-.50 size that is reliable out of the box. Conversion of one of my .50 glow engines to gas is the route I am looking at. I have found several people on the net that has done it with varying success.
It seems like the major problem doing this is the carbs on these engines are not made for the gas and no one makes a gas carb small enough. Methanol is cheap and available locally for me. Would a glow engine run on spark with a mixture of methanol and oil run with similar power as gas? I have not been able to find anyone doing this. It seems like it should work.
What do you guys that do this stuff all the time think?
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