I met a crazy black man at the E85 pump. I suspect that he lives out of his car, based on his unkempt appearance and all the shit he had in the car. He was quite talkative, in an ADHD sort of way. Like I said, he was crazy.
He was driving a late ninetees Ford Escort, which quite obviously is not a FFV. So I took the opportunity to talk to the guy and find out what the deal was (with the car, not with him).
He said that he always fills up with straight E85. He said that he's been doing it for over a year, and he's had no problems with the car while doing it.
That Escort was either the last OBDI year or an early OBDII year. Maybe they're more flexible than later implementations?
Anyway, I was glad to see that the fraternity of crazy people running E85 in non-flex fuel vehicles included... someone certifiably crazy!