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Old 08-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Propane mustang?

I've seen lots of taxi cabs changed to propane that run the 4.6 from the crown Vic. Could that conversion be done to a v8 mustang? Just curious as to the performance of a 4.6 on propane. It would be cheaper than gas also. Now I know lots of you will be all pissed off about this thread so if you don't have anything constructive to say please don't post crap here. Thanks
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Stupid idea!

Lol jk :p
Im interested just to see if some can or will try to do it
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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That would be pretty cool! Especially if you can get pretty good numbers out of it
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Very nice. But what about a production mustang running on propane with normal hp numbers?
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Though propane has and octane rating of 110, it also has an energy density that is 73% that of gasoline--I.e. it will take 1.37 as many gallons of propane to get the power of 1 gallon of gasoline (this is oversimplified, however the numbers are close enough). This pretty much negates any cost savings.

Also, in real world applications the advantages of the higher octane are not practically achieved. Simple propane conversions of gasoline engines usually produce 80 to 85% of the power that can be realised with gasoline--this is why you do not see propane powered race cars--just fork trucks, taxi cabs, and other fleet/special use vehicles...
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Well that explains it all. Thanks
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