Running on alcohol

Michael /
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Running on alcohol seems like a neat little thing to try for my moped. The one thing thats stopping me though is the oil mix. I have a gallon or so of denatured ethyl alcohol (ethyl with a bit of methyl to make it poisonous) sitting around. I took a bit out and tried mixing it with some 2-stroke oil. It definately does not dissolve well into it. If i shake it really good i can get the oil into tiny tiny suspended droplets, but most of it falls down to the bottom after a bit. Would methanol (like the kind you get from the pump at the gas station) dissolve it better? I'm using synthetic oil. Does this make a difference? would regular oil dissolve? I'd really like to try messing with alcohol as a fuel, but i dont want to risk my engine due to lack of lubrication.

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  Running on alcoholTopic by: Michael Michael 11/13/00 10:24PM
  RE: Running on alcoholRe: Daniel Daniel 11/14/00 09:41AM
  RE: Running on alcoholRe: Reeperette Reeperette 11/14/00 12:01PM

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