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Old 02-29-2004, 07:42 PM
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Ignition????

If my 79 dodge 150 318 runs on propane is it okay if i boost the spark with an msd system? Is there enough octane for a better spark, would this help my engine run stronger? Any info appreciated!

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It seems like it would only help it.

I wanna ask you how the propane setup is working out for you?

I have a Honda riding mower converted to propane, but around here propane is hard to find and is more $ than gas, so it's been
parked. The engine is off of a floor buffer, but I'm not sure how
the tank was setup, I use a BBQ tank now, run through the reg
that came with the engine.
It runs fine, but I'm not sure using a BBQ tank is the way it's
supposed to be setup.
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Well here in Vancouver B.C. Canada propane is 54.5 cents/Liter and gas is from 75-89.9 cents/L! The set up and configurations were done before i bought the truck it was by someone who knew what they were doin. It runs great but has a major lack of power even with new springs and weights in the distributer and a very free flowing dual exhausts (glasspacks) and a bout 2 feet of 2 1/4 pipe. The reason i ask i i saw that junkyard jewel issue in hotrod and want to improve my power and was thinkin if i can get some power i will conv to gas and pound some pavment.
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Propane is great for economy and emmissions etc, but its a lot harder to get decent horsepower from it. It has been done but its expensive. Your best bet would be to go to gas.

If you motor is in good shape, you can convert it to gas quite easily.
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The thing about running propane is the engine will last much longer.


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The thing about running propane is the engine will last much longer.
I think you mean "diesel motors" when you say they last much longer.
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I think you mean "diesel motors" when you say they last much longer.

No, Propane dosn't leave carbon buildup like gas does, so the engine will last longer.
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