Wayne Cook
September 14, 2007
Photos By: The Manufacturers, John Dickey

Looking For E85 In Your Area
Naturally enough, E85 is most common in the Midwest where much of the crops used for production are grown. In the Southeast and far West part of the country, E85 availability is spotty, but the situation should begin to improve rapidly. If you're not sure where to find E85 fuel where you live, go to www.e85refueling.com. Be sure to also check out www.e85fuel.com for more information about E85 fuels.

Now Available E85 Carburetors
Advanced Engine Design (AED)
AED says E85 could be a viable alternative to racing gas or even pump gas considering the pricing, power, and fuel properties. There is a torque and power advantage over conventional fuel when using E85. The higher octane rating will help those running high-compression engines to make big power and manage detonation problems. Compression ratios of 12:5.1 and more can be supported. AED now offers most of its carburetors in E85 Series configuration and says pricing will be similar to its alcohol models, which run from $629.95 for a 500-cfm model to $1,195.95 for the 1,050-cfm Pro Series Alky Dominator.

Advanced Engine Design
Dept. MF
2530 Willis Rd.
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 271-9107

Edelbrock E85 600
In response to the growing interest in alternative fuels, Edelbrock now offers an Edelbrock carburetor for E85 fuel. The new Edelbrock E85 600-cfm carburetor is manufactured specifically for E85 fuel in order to take advantage of the 105-octane rating. In fact, testing proved that the new Edelbrock E85 carburetor improved performance over our standard carb with regular gas. The high octane rating of E85 makes it suitable for use in high-compression engines, resulting in more power while burning cleaner than gasoline alone. Featuring a hard-anodized gray finish with black powdercoated linkage, the new E85 carb includes a complete listing of all parts required for the conversion of the vehicle to E85 use.

Dept. MF
2700 California St.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 781-2222

Pro Max E85 M
Pro Max offers its new E85 carb for alternative fuel use. Available as a 750- or 850-cfm four barrel, both feature a high-flow main body with screw-in air bleeds. Metering blocks and the throttle base are constructed of billet material. Internal metal parts are made of stainless steel to withstand the corrosive qualities of ethanol fuel. The die-cast aluminum fuel bowls have glass sight windows for easy float-level adjustment. Pro Max's E85 carb should be available by the time you read this, at a price around $650.

Promax Carbs and Performance Parts
Dept. MF
30 Gasoline Alley, Ste. A
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 484-1451

Quick Fuel Technology
QFT Q0750-E85 Carburetor
The fuel system specialists at Quick Fuel Technology now offer the new 750-cfm Q-750-E85 performance carburetor. It's specifically calibrated for E85 fuel. Quick Fuel calibrates the billet metering blocks, which are also available as a separate kit, and they adjust air bleed sizes and power-valve settings at the factory for easy tuning. Since ethanol can deteriorate rubber components, special E85-resistant accelerator pump diaphragms are used in the carb. The aluminum fuel bowls are coated for corrosion protection, and the floats are alcohol-resistant. This high-performance carburetor features a billet throttle body, tunable mechanical secondary activation, Teflon-coated throttle shafts, and stainless steel throttle plates. The E85 carb comes with dual inlets for superior fuel flow and sight windows for easy float-level adjustment. We found PN Q-750-E85 for $736.95.

Quick Fuel Technology
Dept. MF
129 Dishman Ln.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 793-0900