Florida lnstitute of Technology - 1990 Methanol Challenge Experience 910573

The next decade will show a change in all motor fuels used in public transportation. As of this writing, methanol is viewed as one of the most promising of the new “clean air fuels.”
Florida Institute of Technology, in competition with 13 other Universities, designed and completed modification on a 1988 Chevrolet Corsica supplied by General Motors. These modifications included high compression ceramic coated pistons in conjunction with turbochargin. Further research included camshaft testing, ignition and fuel curve changes, and a unique 6/3 cylinder cut-out scheme during low engine load conditions. The Corsica was then entered in the 1990 Methanol Challenge.


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