HOW TO MODIFY YOUR CAR

TO RUN ON ALCOHOL FUEL

Guidelines for converting CARBURETTED gasoline engines

With Specific Instructions for Air-Cooled Volkswagens

 

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 CONTENTS

Preface

Chapter 1   Alcohol as an alternative to gasoline

The need for fuel alternatives
Advantages of ethanol
Properties of ethanol

Chapter 2   Converting gasoline engines to run on ethanol

Preparatory
Modifications

Chapter 3   Engine modifications for Volkswagens

Preparatory
Modifications
Parts and services -- description, price, availability

Chapter 4   How it works: owner's manual for an ethanol-powered VW

Fuel
Vehicle operation
Troubleshooting
Fuel economy
Maintenance
Exhaust emissions
Taxes
Notes

Chapter 5   Further study & Acknowledgments

Appendices

Appendix A      Fuel properties
Appendix B      Formulas
Appendix C      Drill size chart
Appendix D      References

 

Some other alcohol fuel resources:

Ethanol Resources on the Web
Green-trust - BioFuels info
Alternative Fuel Station Locator
Make Your Own Fuel
Setting the Record Straight on Ethanol
Alcohol fuel discussion group

Alky
Illustration by Gail Grinnell

1982 by

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