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Re: Oil boil......
« Reply #5670 on: April 25, 2019, 01:06:34 PM »
Don, I think Doc'll need it as part of the disguise to hide from the revenuers . . .
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Re: Oil boil......
« Reply #5671 on: April 25, 2019, 03:38:11 PM »
So, when the Target 550 guys were choppering out last year they were doing bargain basement deals on everything they didn't want to take home. Among other things I bought a shipload of unleaded fuel, a Johnboy, a hairpiece and also about 20 gallons of full synthetic red line, most of which had done a run and was thus methanol contaminated.
TodayI set up a 5 gal. electric urn and put some water in it then a 2.5gal stainless boiler inside it with 2 gal. of oil in it.
It sat at 65°C for a while and bubbled and farted a bit, I figured the methanol was gone once the temperature rose beyond that point.
Then it started bubbling again (vigorously) at 85 °C and smelling,this took a lot longer..

Anyone with experience care to comment on this?
Am I doing it right? What's going on?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5672 on: April 25, 2019, 03:42:07 PM »
I should have added "outside".
Have you done it before Syd?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5673 on: April 25, 2019, 09:03:39 PM »
why don't you centrifuge it and pour off the methanol? 

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5674 on: April 25, 2019, 10:27:19 PM »
If I had a centrifuge that may be an option, I thought fractionation may be a better option though...
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5675 on: April 26, 2019, 12:12:08 AM »
I should have added "outside".
Have you done it before Syd?
No I haven't Goggs, all the contaminated stuff goes into my oil burner tank & makes BTU's in the shop during the winter.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5676 on: April 28, 2019, 08:07:56 PM »
What sort of burner have you got Syd?, it's something I've been thinking about. Mumford has one that runs on ATF I think and has a turbo on it if I remember correctly
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5677 on: April 29, 2019, 12:00:10 AM »
You know me Mate, everything's home built around here! Mine is a double barrel wood burner & the barrels are about 1/2 the size of a 55 or 44 in your lingo. I converted it over to oil with a drip line inside a 1" pipe that's connected to a blower. The burn chamber is just a small 5" stainless bowl at the bottom that I can clean out every cuppla days. Oil supply is gravity fed through a plumbing gate valve for control. The blower is a 12v heater blower & speed switch out of my junk pile that runs off a cheap fine-china 6-amp battery charger. I start it with a rolled up piece of paper shot with WD-40.
The Dodge thing thinks it's a jet engine if ya don't keep tabs on it :evil: but normally there's no visible smoke out the chimney but it sure can warm up the shop when it's -1000 deg's outside.
I started out with a 55g drum outside for a tank & graduated to a 150 gal semi fuel tank & I pour everything in there plus I have a second 10 gal tank inside the shop that is T'd into the 1/4" drip line that gets cooking oil from a local restaurant. Once it gets cruisin I can dial in the free veggie oil & shut down the big tank.
I call it the Hilborn because I have to keep messing with it to find the sweet spot.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5678 on: April 29, 2019, 11:21:14 AM »
Get some Kinsler pills for it – fine-fine tune it.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5679 on: April 29, 2019, 02:33:20 PM »
A pill for every Ill Jim?

They don't call them Ford pills for nothin'
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