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Post  coxaddict on Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:21 am

Got this in the mail today. Was listed on the 'bay as "Diesel conversion kit"
Got it using "Best Offer" option.  Very happy with deal. Want to run it using a home brew mix. Can I use Tiki torch fuel in the ether/castor oil mix?
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Post  MBT85 on Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:38 am

That is such a gorgeous looking engine!!
Congratulations on the buy!
Sorry I still know nothing about fuels or I’d help you out.
Good luck and Take care of the beauty!!
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Post  balogh on Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:23 am

I googled Tiki torch fuel and found it is either based on citronella or on paraffin aka kerosene. The latter, as long as it is pure material without additives and scents, would qualify for diesel fuel in my opinion.

The most common diesel fuel blend I used back in the time was 1/3 ether, 1/3 kerosene, and 1/3 castor oil. If some amyl-nitrate is available then 1-2 % helps improve the self-ignition properties of the fuel.

Also: https://coxengines.ca/files/DFD.pdf
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Post  coxaddict on Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Thanks for all the good comments. Balogh I will try your mix, I think that's a good place to start.
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