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Old 08-02-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Talking Hello to all from Finland, Europe

thanks to JMonroe wellcoming in, I just bought old classic 1984 Southwind 27 ft with chevy 454, these are quite rare in europe, because gasoline is expensive and so on, I`m just thinking is it possible to drive with mix 50 % 95E gas and 50 % RE85, I`m making new fuel line with el. fuel pump and new edelbrok 750 carb, enyone tryed this ?

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

I'll leave the answer to your special fuel question to others but we're glad you found us.


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Old 08-02-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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Interesting question. I did find that you can get a Propane Conversion Kit for the carburated 454 engine that allows duel-fuel operation. Is propane expensive over there?

Additionally, there seems to be a lot of info on the web about running E85 fuel in the 454.

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Welcome to iRV2. We are glad you joined us, I am sorry I can't answer your question either. In newer fuel systems I was always told not to use a mixture greater than 10% ethanol. I would suggest you visit our Vintage RV Forum with your questions. I believe you will get more response there.

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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Welcome to our forum. Sorry I have no knowledge to help with your question but we are happy you found us and I hope someone will be able to help!

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Hi Ozzie! Welcome to IRV2! Glad you joined the bunch here! Good luck on your project! Have fun & God bless!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #7
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What you are planning should work fine, as long as you make sure the fuel system is changed over so no rubber dissolves, etc., from the change.
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Thanks, this forum feels best for me and I hope I can also help someone on this site,
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:04 AM   #9
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today driving with propane is not ok, because state put more tax on propane driving, I had a propane car ford van years a go, other thing, we have propane in 11 kg/25 lb bottles and only 2 bottles can be in car, so I have to change them so often.
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Welcome to the iRV2 forum. Nice to see someone from Finland on board. Sorry I can't answer your questions about fuel either, but I just had to reply.

My last name is Juntunen, and although my wife and I now reside in South Dakota, (her family home), I grew up in Northern Minnesota (Esko) near Duluth at the Western end of Lake Superior. Lots of Finnish people in that area. In fact, back in the early 60's, your former President Kekonen and his wife visited this area and my father, who was the County Sheriff then, served as Security and guide during your President's visit. He even had sauna at our home in Esko.

Anyway, although my parents did visit our relatives in Finland (Revoneimi area), I have never been there and as you can tell, I don't speak much Finnish and don't know if my spelling of names and places is correct. I just had to say hello.

I hope someone on this forum can help you.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #14
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thanks, our E95 gas have 10 % alcohol and older cars works fine, my summercar is 1981 cad eldo and there is 1974 olds 350 cid engine 600 edelbrok, works fine.

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