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  • Techie
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    Re: Propane Fueled Vehicles

    Originally posted by aDreamSoReal View Post
    I own a 81 1 ton chevy on propane. Are you looking for SGI? Or a propane carb? The SGI systems are kick ass and have way more power than a carb setup.
    Sequential Gas Injection. I have seen propane carb systems, but you are correct, SGI works much better. Ford had a dual fuel LPG/Gasoline F-150 equipped with 5.4L v-8 with SGI, it worked great. I am actually looking for one of those. They are out there, people are not fighting over them, I should be able to pick on up without paying a premium.

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  • aDreamSoReal
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    I own a 81 1 ton chevy on propane. Are you looking for SGI? Or a propane carb? The SGI systems are kick ass and have way more power than a carb setup.

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  • Techie
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    With propane prices going up, I can understand why number of LPG vehicles on the road is reducing. It's just too expensive for what it is. I have a different type of concern. It is the availability of gasoline.

    CNG vehicles are hard to come by. Conversions are discouraged. Propane is not cheap, but vehicles are available for purchase. It is actually possible to buy one. While CNG is better in many ways, advantages do not go far when one cannot buy a CNG vehicle at a price without premium. Owning a CNG vehicle at this time is not a financially sound option for me and many other people outside the State of Utah. There is an alternative.

    If someday there is gasoline shortage, I want to have that LPG car or truck. It is not cheap to run (about the same as gasoline) but when choices are between driving and not driving, LPG has some advantages (over gasoline that is).

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  • marc deluca
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    I have a '91 V3500 p/u that runs lp, and also a '72 Impala that is lp only. I have lp injection on my '95 Suburban that has a Cummins 4BT, but hope to soon convert it to cng. My Dmax has lp and cng, but I'm getting ready to pull the big lp tank from it because lp has gone up so much in the last few years. Even buying it in bulk it costs alot more than cng now.

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  • Curtis
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    I saw the Rousch truck in Vegas, pretty cool. I'm mid way through converting my 79 Elky to propane. Had to stop when I blew the 350 but have since dropped a 383 stroker into it. Gas prices immediately skyrocketed so I have been driving the GX exclusively as of late. I'll keep my fingers crossed when it's time to smog it again... dread...
    Propane in Ca seems to be limited to heavy trucks. Haven't seen anything else since the 70's. IMPCO is the king of LPG. They had a way cool converted Mustang in Vegas that they drove up from Texas, I think he said.

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  • Lakewood90712
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    About a year ago , Rouch engineering was going to have new F150 dedicated direct injection propane pickups, ordered from select ford dealers in Texas.
    http://www.propanecouncil.org/Files/roushapril07.htm

    The website is stale, not much info, and without carb approval , no new availability in CA, and without CA SULEV , no HOV access in ca.

    Propane is cheap in the summer here, about 2.20 gallon now (about 96,000 btu), last winter , it got close to $4 gallon.

    I would buy one if it was carb and ca sulev rated.
    Last edited by Lakewood90712; 05-26-2008, 12:11 AM.

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  • Dmitry
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    I know Toyota is producing taxi (model YXS10) for domestic market, running on 2 liter propane engine (3y-pe). I think it's the same engine that was installed in earlier Toyota Vans sold in US and forklifts. For pics and info http://autorama.jp/nmauto/eshopitem....TAXI+CAR&mi=68

    Unfortunately, importing a car to US is not feasible, otherwise we'd have tons of Japanese Domestic Models here, never mind the right hand drive. In Russia this is huge, and people love them. I know in Canada you can import if the car is over 15 years old, but I've heard this is about to change.

    To answer your question, yes, once in a while I see propane cars on Craigslist in SF Bay area, but nothing consistent.

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  • Techie
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    Propane Fueled Vehicles

    Does anyone here own a propane (LPG) powered vehicle? There are currently no new propane powered vehicles on the market but a few companies sell conversions. Has anyone ever dealt with or heard of Poweredbypropane.net ? I tried writing to them, they usually do not write back. Anyone here bought anything there?
    Last edited by Techie; 05-20-2008, 09:42 PM.
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