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#130599 Wed Jan 02 2002 06:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 146
GLPerry, we have 250EFI here in Brazil for a long long time. But it's a multipoint set up, distributorless system, the intake manifold is a big piece, crossover the engine and the throttle body is on the pass side. Works very smooth, but is not all that powerfull, just 168HP, and has a flat cam, the engine is not just a regular 250 with the efi, is a new set up, longer rods, a new head, etc... out of a running vehicle worths almost nothing, since gas here is a li'l expensive. Some kiddos are swapping them on earlier L6 cars and trucks, but performance is not all that great, still a gas guzzler, just has a terrific look. I've been lloking at an engine like this for a while, and I think that if properly tuned (requires a new intake made to fit the different port arrangment in the new head) and a cam with more LDA would make for a good torque and low fuel consuption package.

Alexandre Garcia
#130600 Wed Jan 02 2002 06:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2000
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Alerandre, How much does gas cost in Brazil in US dollars?Do you use a lot of alcohol fuel down there?

#130601 Wed Jan 02 2002 09:00 PM
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Gasoline, three types available; prices ranging from US$ 0,73 to US$ 0,86 per litre.
Two regulars, one high octane, but nothing really special.
Alcohol is much cheaper, around 40 cents per litre.
In our biggest cities(Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, among others) we can also find CNG/LPG fuels also, and they are cheaper. But the conversion is expensive, and the performance is not all that nice if you tune the car for milleage rather than performance.
I also remember that in the eighties a Governor of a State in the U.S.(that I cannot remeber what state was) invited some guys from Brazil and even took a Brazilian alcohol powered car (a Chevy Opala, 151CID powered) to a parade, but I never knew what happened after.
Many people consider me insane when they see the type of cars that I ride. And when they realize that my Ram is a real 10 cilinder, they just disbelieve.

Alexandre Garcia
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