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Old 05-16-2011, 11:20 PM
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I was just reading of him in the new Hemmings Classic cars..it's all yours. (mumbling 9 freakin minutes to answer...I thought this was going to be a tough one....mumble mumble)

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:28 PM
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Sam McLaughlin

Might have been tuff for quite a few folks, but long ago, I helped a Museum restore a McLaughlin Buick- powered 1924 Firetruck, which got me interested in looking up the diff between a McLaughlin Buick and a Buick and that's when I found that the Canadian Buicks were all McLaughlin Buicks until 1942 and that he was ... (etc)

Anyway - in honor of of our "fallen comrade" (35Terraplane-who will be up and around again in no time - even if only to chase the nurses!) - this is the kind of Q he would pose:

In VERY early experimental internal combustion engines, many, many fuels were tried. Not all were gaseous or liquid. Even gunpowder was tried. What was another solid fuel that actually (sort of) worked ?
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:32 PM
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I seem to recall coal dust being used, but might have that mixed up w/gunpowder.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:33 PM
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Coal dust

That may have been tried too, but not what I am thinking of.....
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:28 AM
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I had put wood or coal, for steam cars then reread the question.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:41 AM
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What about lycopodium powder? It's used in fireworks (an interest/hobby of mine, BTW) and IIRC it was experimented with- but I never heard of it actually working, even in the lab.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:47 AM
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Winnah!

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What about lycopodium powder? It's used in fireworks (an interest/hobby of mine, BTW) and IIRC it was experimented with- but I never heard of it actually working, even in the lab.
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winnah!

And I thot that this one would take a while to get a response!
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OK- shouldn't be too hard...

What is the acronym for the ultra fast spinning high tech automotive unit below?

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Ha Ha Ha

WTHII........................... :d
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:27 AM
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I am totally, without a doubt, clueless.

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Hint- it's not (yet, anyway) found on a production vehicle. Race only.

And there are at least three different "versions" of it: 'electric', 'mechanical' and 'hydraulic'.

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Kinetic Energy Recovery System used in Formula 1 racing? http://motorage.search-autoparts.com.../detail/712096
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:19 AM
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You are going to hate me Silverhawk.

The answer to the question was at the link you provided.

KERS

Cobalt had asked for the acronym.

But I'll give it to you being I didn't have a friggin clue! Interesting technology.

Brian
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:22 AM
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You are going to hate me Silverhawk.

The answer to the question was at the link you provided.

KERS

Cobalt had asked for the acronym.

But I'll give it to you being I didn't have a friggin clue! Interesting technology.

Brian
But but but... I said KERS... in long form! Lol!

Fair is fair. You got it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:24 AM
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You are going to hate me Silverhawk.

The answer to the question was at the link you provided.

KERS

Cobalt had asked for the acronym.

But I'll give it to you being I didn't have a friggin clue! Interesting technology.

Brian
KERS is correct.

It's to you, Bri- fine if you're a good sport and pass it to Silverhawk, though. Reminds me of Jeopardy- "Remember to phrase your answer in the form of a question!"
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