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12-15-2012 10:18 AM
Yachtsman
Re: cheap power

The issue is that if you have an engine/motor tuned or rebuilt to have high compression can cheaply convert it to E85, then by running on E85, and not having to buy Race Gas or octane enhancers, save lots of money. Or if your State emission laws have ruled your hot rod, outlaw again change over to E85. My engine conversion cost me just 33.97 that's a full carb rebuild kit, two main jets and two idle jets.
12-14-2012 06:22 AM
Yachtsman
Re: cheap power

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Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
Bio desiel is the only one that will work and can be done at home since no store or gas station sells this mythgas you speak of.
No one sells this mythical blend yet but you in the States can at least buy the components and mix it up yourself not much of a chore for a Hot Rodder 90% ethanol and 10% biodiesel with that formulation you should have much of the mileage of gas and less of the hydroscopic nature of ethanol. The ATF will also give you a licence to distil pure ethanol.
12-14-2012 05:23 AM
Yachtsman
Re: cheap power

I all comes down to how. The exact process matters an example is the way some American distilleries produce ethanol fuel. Electricity powered stills distilling corn bought on the food market the ethanol dried so it can mix with gasoline. If you tried you couldn't think up a more inefficient process you wouldn't do it except it was a Presidential request. Only fuel subsidy's make it doable. A far cry from the farmer/moonshiner with a still in his barn that was the Image in Obama's mind. The corn grown on the farm, the corn cobs firing the boiler the model T' in a shed to use it. Trying to industrialize that process has only introduced and magnified inefficiencies. If one now imagines that same barn moved to the other side of the corn field, adjacent to a gas station on an interstate the output of the still filling a gas pump.
12-14-2012 04:18 AM
Yachtsman
Re: cheap power

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not this b/s again.. wasn't we to run out in like 85 and then it was like 97,
then 2004, come on..
We won't ever actually run out, the cost effectiveness of getting that oil as petrol/gasoline to the pump at a price that the oil companies think we'll pay. All that really happened in 85 and then in 2004 was the people who ran the countries wanted more bribe money to keep on selling it and 2004 wasn't that the first Gulf war? I'm sorry our oil crisis's tend to have different dates in England The only to options I can see is either Anaxing the middle east I'm sure they'd be better off being Brits/American we've even got armies there OR we could make our own oil and let them get on with it ( I like 2 we Brits did something like option 1 in the 19th Century)
12-13-2012 06:13 PM
hcompton Here this actually works if the hydrogen comes from water wit solar or other renewable power.

United Nuclear - Hydrogen Fuel Systems

Its also a lot safer since the gas is not stored in liquid form.
12-13-2012 06:08 PM
hcompton
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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
not this b/s again.. wasn't we to run out in like 85 and then it was like 97,
then 2004, come on..

ethnol takes more energy to make than it produces.. a fuelcell.. can get it's fuel from water.. and when you take the fuel out you still are left with 100% water.. and the emissions is water.. ethnol is a fools game.. even use'n ethnol to heat the sugars to make ethnol. it takes more fuel to go through the prossess to get ethnol.. than you make.. 1/2 acre of crops makes 22-26 gallons of ethnol.. but you'll burn 37-42 gallons try'n to make that 22-26 gallons.. not very bright.. and wastefull..
Yep brazilian burn the stalks of the sugar cane and run the stihls at lower temps. Since the sugar has a high alchol producing potential it is way more effeicent to make it in there area of the world only. It does not work any where else. It also makes an aweful smoke and polution. They also burn the rain forest wood to make it all work. It is not and enviromently friendly deal.
12-13-2012 05:37 PM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by Yachtsman View Post
The days of petroleum products like petrol/gasoline being the cheapest fuels to use are gone, its time we all manned up, crude oil is running out. An engine can be built that has the HP and do the mileage of a petrol engine. Most of the tuning tricks that have been learned with petrol engines. petrol is just a mixture of random organics. We can easily put a blend together a mixture that is cheaper than petrol has been for years.
not this b/s again.. wasn't we to run out in like 85 and then it was like 97,
then 2004, come on..

ethnol takes more energy to make than it produces.. a fuelcell.. can get it's fuel from water.. and when you take the fuel out you still are left with 100% water.. and the emissions is water.. ethnol is a fools game.. even use'n ethnol to heat the sugars to make ethnol. it takes more fuel to go through the prossess to get ethnol.. than you make.. 1/2 acre of crops makes 22-26 gallons of ethnol.. but you'll burn 37-42 gallons try'n to make that 22-26 gallons.. not very bright.. and wastefull..
12-13-2012 04:40 PM
hcompton
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Originally Posted by Yachtsman View Post
The days of petroleum products like petrol/gasoline being the cheapest fuels to use are gone, its time we all manned up, crude oil is running out. An engine can be built that has the HP and do the mileage of a petrol engine. Most of the tuning tricks that have been learned with petrol engines. petrol is just a mixture of random organics. We can easily put a blend together a mixture that is cheaper than petrol has been for years.
Bio desiel is the only one that will work and can be done at home since no store or gas station sells this mythgas you speak of.

Methanol is easier to get than ethanol and is cheaper but has less energy density. But you can atleast get your local heating oil company to bring you a few barrels eveymonth since it a by product of oil production. Usally burnt off as waste or used for low heat fuel but it does not produce enough heat to be usable as heat source for most applications. But will allow you to run 13:1 compression or higher if setup correctly. Also has the added effect of evapoating and cooling the intake can carb to the point the sweat like a ice cold glass.
12-13-2012 04:29 PM
Yachtsman
Re: Cheap power

The days of petroleum products like petrol/gasoline being the cheapest fuels to use are gone, its time we all manned up, crude oil is running out. An engine can be built that has the HP and do the mileage of a petrol engine. Most of the tuning tricks that have been learned with petrol engines. petrol is just a mixture of random organics. We can easily put a blend together a mixture that is cheaper than petrol has been for years.
12-13-2012 04:26 PM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by Yachtsman View Post
Ethanol is less energy dense than petrol/gasoline but it is often proportionally cheaper so you should do the same miles per gallon. I think the gasoline subsidies should come off too

it's not cheaper.. never has been and never will be.. fuel of the future..
fuelcell cars are... and if it wasn't for politics g.m. volt would be a fuelcell car.. obama had the project shelved...
12-13-2012 03:20 PM
hcompton
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If you mean ethanol is hyroscopic it is it won't mix with gasoline unless it's chemically dried. Chemically drying ethanol is very expensive and very energy intensive and quite pointless ethanol fuel burns well enough with 2% water in it. If you leave E85 in an open container it will absorb water from the air and the gas will separate out. once its got that 2% its happy. In Brazil they sell ethanol 2% water (Alkohol in Portuguese) in every gas station and it's cheap really cheap.
Now if you can just get sugar cane to grow in the uk and your set.

Cars in brazil run like *****... Ethanol is not a good fuel for hp or milage. Its only the next cheapest thing to oil. Most race cars run methonal which has some very unquie properties. The more water ethanol picks up the thicker it flows and the leaner your engine will be. You can only jet for one type of fuel too much water and it will start to effect performance.
12-13-2012 03:18 PM
Yachtsman
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Originally Posted by gearheadslife View Post
when you us a fuel that it take 30% more to do the same as the old fuel and to get a gallon of said fuel takes 2+ gallons of the old fuel to make one gallon of the new fuel..
you are wasting energy..
in other words if you have to burn 2 gallons of fuel to get one gallon and then that one gallon only will go 2/3rd of the same distance as the old fuel you used to form the new fuel..
you can't sustain that.. and it's a fools game..
as far as e85 being cheaper than race fuel.. it is not..
and never will be... you pay the difference in your taxes as they subsidize ethnol.. and that will be on the cutting block as the us is broke..
the true cost of ethnol need to be reported.. cause it is a wastefull fuel to bring to market.. and very costly once you take the subsides away...
you know the subsides everyone wants to take from the oil companies...
Ethanol is less energy dense than petrol/gasoline but it is often proportionally cheaper so you should do the same miles per gallon. I think the gasoline subsidies should come off too
12-13-2012 03:01 PM
Yachtsman
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Originally Posted by 1Gary View Post
We know that E85 adds moisture to fuel in storage.That the blue Stab-bil is the way to remove and stabilize the fuel removing the moisture.

If you mean ethanol is hyroscopic it is it won't mix with gasoline unless it's chemically dried. Chemically drying ethanol is very expensive and very energy intensive and quite pointless ethanol fuel burns well enough with 2% water in it. If you leave E85 in an open container it will absorb water from the air and the gas will separate out. once its got that 2% its happy. In Brazil they sell ethanol 2% water (Alkohol in Portuguese) in every gas station and it's cheap really cheap.
12-13-2012 02:28 PM
Yachtsman
Re: cheap power

I would have said if asked that fuel density is the number of carbon to carbon bonds per litre of fuel.
I do think that gasoline/petrol has much too many that's why engine exhausts need a cat'
I also feel that the oxygen in ethanol improves the combustion.
The problem with petrol/gasoline is every sample is different, I never liked organic chemistry because you never new what was in a sample.
12-13-2012 12:09 PM
hcompton
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Originally Posted by Yachtsman View Post
I agree, in the US both the oil companies get a subsidy and the farmers who grow the corn get a subsidy. ALL fuel subsidies should stop! And then research into Brackish water algae would happen. Even now it can make make the raw materials for Ethanol, biodiesel and something that the Australian Air force can use as jet fuel and much cheaper than fossil oil, When I asked a Proffeser at Michigan State the ratio of energy of Ethanol and gasoline he said 70%.
You do not understand fuel density. Look at the hydro carbon content in the fuels. It is not a secret the oil companies are hiding from you. gasoline has the most hydrocarbons of any fuel per pound that can be used in a IC none desiel engine.

Go to the race track and talk to the guys that run methanol they will set you striaght they use gallons of fuel to run the 1/4 mile. same power can be made with less than a gallon of gasoline.

Gasoline has not improved over the years. It has gotten worse. 104 real lead is not a new product it was availbe at the pump in us for 25 cents a gallon in the 1960s. now we are stuck with at best 94 but that is hard to find only 92 is avilable at every station.

Natural gas and hydrogen will both run and engine with good power and economy. If you are for real this is the right direction. Hydrogen is the highest density that is possible plain and simple all other fuel are rated on there hydrogen content or Hydrocarbon content. But the fuel part is not carbon its hydrogen. Solving the real issue of cracking hydrogen from water will solve the fuel problems over night. Plain and simple it can be used to make electrity and provide 100% pure water as a by product. Also only out put water for the most part when burned in IC engines. But it is extreamly dangerous to have a 3000 psi cylinder in your car and driving around with it all the time. It also burns with an invisible flame making it even more dangerous in a vehicle. SO ethanol and gas are used as a suspension that greatly improves saftey and storage concerns. One look at the periodic table will show you why you cant get a potenial energy without splitting atoms.
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