Jamie and Karl,
Let's just say that you two have put "Hot Air" and "E85" on the TB map! You two have the right combination to "Get it Done". I congratulate both of you for not accepting the "normal" and forging ahead with innovative thinking, trial (and error) experimentation, and never ending persistence. It has taken time, money, and patience. Perhaps more TB owners will investigate E85 and it's wonderful properties....105 octane and a high latent heat of vaporization (i.e. chemical intercooler). On top of that, your old rag-tag car was saved from the crusher and is now a show winner. Did I mention that Jamie painted the car! As a mechanical engineer, I can really appreciate what you two have done! I still have my hot air engine...maybe some day I will.......
Perhaps Wolcott Racing (J&K) has carved out a nitch in the TB world.
Congrats to Jamie and Karl for a job well done. Anyone want to buy a nice big front mount intercooler? Oops, wrong forum!
ps...anyone got a photo of Karl?
If I can find some E85, I may bypass my intercooler and see what she will do. I may want my "Hot Air" tag back!
I'm not sure why you think you would be filling upt twice as many times, street driven I still maintain 18 mpg range, I really didn't lose any mpg that I can see. Of course I ran straight 110 race fuel before but still never had an issue with mpg. I know it says you will lose some mpg but only a mile or so not several..