Thanks, Guys, for the responses!
I heard Minn. is using or will be using E-15.
'Went to ACT2012, here in SoCalif, to see mostly the Big Guys sell their latest CNG/LPG and Biodiesel, some electric. No doubt the Big Gov was pushing the electrification route. I saw nothing about Ethanol. About 5 conversion kit folks - both CNG and LPG - none American by source... PAkistan, Turkey and some Chinese. I may have missed the Brazilian connection.
My Olds was suffering from a bad gas tank sender before I started to play with E-85, so I may try to buy a replacement (integrated with pump) that meets E-85. From what I understand in David Blume's book or some link to link of similar vein, my engine should be all right for at least 50% E-85.
Trouble is, the mileage started to stink when I went over 25% by volume in my tank. When about 25%, I lost 2 MPG on the HWY, but the response was very nice/smoother shift, acceleration, and idle quieter. ('Kinda' close to Billyk's numbers?) But the price makes up for it, easy - AND I like the smell better. Better for environment, anyway!
I may experiment more, but the big trouble is getting access to stations. IN the state of CA, where Moonbeam is Gov, and Obama is prez, we can't get more than 26 stations in the most populated state??? Tell me someone isn't in the fix against alcohol! Makes no sense.
Best wishes, all, and enjoy the summer.
Oh! I may snag one of those semi-converter kits to work with the fuel injectors and be done until I find a better solution. Thanks. I found several sources, and these two look good. Depending on where you live, cold starting might be an option you need: http://www.change2e85.com/servlet/Page?template=Store
and David Blume's site: http://www.permaculture.com/store/conversion_kits
BTW, I have spoken and written to Ian and he's VERY knowledgeable and polite!