Everyday I am regaled by the faggotry about the cleanliness and moral purity of electric cars. One flimp down the road and round the corner has an electric Jeep (hork, spit!). I suppose if ya don't mind your vehicle sounding like a vibrator or a sewing machine it's okay.
Ya know what I want? A steam powered moped. I want something that belches black smoke and chugs like an 18th century locomotive!
During WW2 fuel rationing was in effect everywhere. I have read accounts of nigger-rigged motorcycles converted to steam power by situating a boiler in the side car. Is it feasible to do something like that today? Are there steam engines small enough for my intents and purposes? Would one require a single or double acting steam engine? GAH - the power to weight ratio would have to absolutely suck... but that isn't the point, right? What would the range on something like that be? How would you fire it and clutch it?
Hmmmmm. Maybe after I get the Turd Bird airborne....? Something like that would be right up Prepper Alley and drive the shitlibs bonkers...
A wood gasifier might be the ticket, I can see that mounted on a side car or even a small trailer pulled behind a bike. That technology has been around a long time and was used during WW2 and even the US government had plans produced and distributed to people. I can see a good fab guy make these and maturing the technology.ReplyDelete
Cederq stole my thunder. Gasifier... It uses the throttle plates on a carb. Will need a re-work to get the air inlet for fuel injected engines to work.ReplyDelete
You'd need a double acting steam engine. The old Stanley had a two cylinder but it was direct drive and the bore and stroke were like two inches each or something tiny like that. You could go faster than the solid tires could handle. And external combustion can be figured out to reduce exhaust to just water vapor (that is the true greenhouse gas) and CO2. Of course using coal, oily dirt, or wood works too!!!! I don't remember how much water you went through. Total loss system....
The Germans had a methane powered Volkswagen in WWII due to fuel shortages.ReplyDelete
Electric queefmobiles are queefy.
We saw this current push away from gas & diesel a while back and ordered a new Kia Rio 5 door Hatchback . Admittedly we do very little city driving and mostly beating around these country back roads at 30 or 45 mph . The factory says it should get 41 mpg highway but right now the average mileage is 52 mpg . That includes the little bit of city combined with the mostly highway[country roads] we do . I sduppose my driving probably pisses off a lot of folk and that is also a bonus . I'm old , I pee a lot , and I pack a .45 . Go around asshole !ReplyDelete
In about 1991 or so I was on my friends car lot (used cars) and saw a 1988 Chevy Sprint with the 3 cyl front wheel drive, 5 speed in excellent condition and my friend sold me the car for $800 USD. It got 45 mpg after driving it back and forth to the hospital (work) 40 miles away. Why I bought it, I too saw that gas was climbing back then and didn't want to drive my Ford PU that got 18 mpg at best. I had the engine hot rodded, a two barrel Weber Carb, and a exhaust header with larger diameter exhaust system and replaced the 12 inch wheels with 13 inch wheels with the speed gear changed to correct the odometer and my gas mileage went to 53 mpg! The best was it scooted like a raped ape carrying a football. I eventual sold it and now I wish I had kept it.ReplyDelete
"Ya know what I want? A steam powered moped. "ReplyDelete
There are some really good videos on YouTube showing pulse jet powered carts and bicycles. They don't look very complicated and I'm sure someone like Phil would be able to build one. They look to be a hoot.
I was reading a Canadian book today waiting for the jeans to finish washing. The Machinist's Beside Reader #2. In it he was talking about a Tesla steam turbine. Made 200 HP at 16000 RPM. Sounds like it's made for you Glen!ReplyDelete
A couple of months back the folks at Eaton Rapids Joe were talking about small diesel engines. My thought at the time was that I need a small steam engine because if I really need it - there won't be any diesel available.ReplyDelete
If you got a trike and stretched the frame out, you could probably rig something up. The trouble is that you have to become a stationary engineer to keep from blowing yourself to kingdom come.ReplyDelete
There was an antique tractor, steam powered, that blew up a few years back. They found pieces of it five miles away.
I am making 92 dollars per hour telecommuting. I never imagined that it was honest to goodness yet my closest companion is earning $21 thousand a month by working on the connection, that was truly astounding for me, she prescribed me to attempt it simply.ReplyDelete
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Try a naptha engine. They were developed because steam needed a licensed engineer.ReplyDelete