Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:10 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:12 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 2981
Location: Super Sussex by the Sea
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 694244.ece


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:33 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:48 am
Posts: 639
Location: The East Riding
They wont be wanting their pump back out of my garden then :D
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:54 pm
Posts: 356
Location: Right here..no not there!
shall we start a sweepstake as to when he get's 'bumped off' by the oil giants.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:29 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
Anglian Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:13 pm
Posts: 6928
Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
Didn't the Americans do this a few years ago. The oil firms quickly shut them up and said it was dangerous/too expensive/might ruin their business.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:16 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:44 pm
Posts: 2159
Location: Tamaris
There's lots that the oil cartels have sunk as it is usual for oil companies to buy technologies in order to fully investigate and that technology is never heard from again. I have heard of engines running on water before and I believe there was a suggestion in the past that water injection actually increased the performance of petrol.

Diesel engines were never designed to run on hydrocarbon diesel fuels we use today, they were designed as an agricultural engine to be fuelled by vegetable oil, but I believe after WW2 in stepped the oil companies with what is now called diesel oil, which was a waste product from petrol production, so a winner for them, but maybe not a winner for those that have to breathe the exhaust of the stuff, as readers might remember I believe there is a link between diesel fumes and various human cancers.

But water as fuel, I don't know if anyone saw the fictional movie ; Battle Los Angeles, an odd movie from 2011 where the theme was aliens from space had invaded Earth for it's water and the water was being used as a fuel for their technology.

http://youtu.be/9otTzrO9Bfw

But another fuel that we could use and has been used successfully in the past notably in WW2 when fuel was in short supply;

http://youtu.be/9ycJE7KgO60

and someone playing with it today to power a vehicle ;

http://youtu.be/kG8iR5DRLpw

and I have built and used the ' midge', a mightily impressive cooker, ( the backpacking variant) ;

http://youtu.be/3Wc8aqW4XBs


But alas oil, there is too much dependant on it, no wonder alternative technologies get effectively stamped on, as just what would we fight about if we did not need oil ?

Where I experiment with various ideas is out at the smithy I rent out in the sticks and have on the list of things to try, various VAWT generators, a Bedini SSG generator and a wood gas gasifier in the hope the wood gas could be used as a fuel for the forge seeing as coke is getting scarcer, oh and just have to make a propane powered spud gun, anything alternative interests me and my compatriot, the old nutter of a blacksmith.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:29 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:35 pm
Posts: 5802
Location: Dunkeswell, Nr Honiton, Devon
there was a program on this back in the mid nineties - the inventer back then died in mysterious circumstance -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vghjGwvmrqE

http://www.waterfuelcell.org/


I remember watching back then and was totally amazed - never subscribed ot these hybrid cars


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:17 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 4007
Location: uk
I used to work for an oil and mineral research company, the general concensus was that there was more oil than the oil companies said there was.

I hope this India thing is true and that things move forward for everyone.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:34 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 5502
Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
123 PPG (pence per gallon) :D


electronicaeric wrote:
They wont be wanting their pump back out of my garden then :D
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:07 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:57 pm
Posts: 900
Location: Leeds
Some london cabs are using this currently


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:14 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:06 pm
Posts: 1388
Location: The Peth
Don't cars running on water require a hydrogen tank within the car? Sure i've seen that in cars running on water before....not a nice though that it isn't just your no claims bonus that goes bang when you have an accident!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: xerxes and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group