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Methanol Safety Tips

Methanol fuel is very popular in motorsports.  It is common in drag, circle, and boat racing for example.  It is readily available and reasonable in price.  It has favorable properties as a racing fuel such as wide tuning window and good tolerance to high compression or high boost.  However, it is a hazardous organic compound […]

FI Fuel Pump Ratings

MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP FOR MFI Mechanical fuel injection uses a positive displacement fuel pump to load the jetting distribution system.   Proper fuel pump size and jetting is vital for good performance and good spark plug readings. In the past, Hilborn fuel pumps were rated by the manufacturer at 1,800 RPM fuel pump speed.  Enderle, […]

6,000 HP on Methanol

Our 5000 Horsepower on Methanol tech manual features specs on some very high output methanol racing engines.  A 6,000 horsepower combination is detailed on p. 132. It is based on a top fuel drag racing V-8 long block with two stage compressors.  A minimum fuel pomp size is 32 GPM at 4000 pump RPM.  Boost […]