100 miles per gallon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OldDude49, Jun 16, 2016.


  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
    I cant get the links to open for me, my hadji internet may be fasting for Ramadan.
    If you really want to increase the fuel economy of a vehicle go over to ecomodder.com they have people coming up with ways to improve fuel economy on everything from motor cycles to economy cars to SUVs and big rigs.
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    No troubles with the links here. The claim of 100 mpg has to be substantiated, of course, but it will be interesting to see what kind of vehicle he's using for a test bed and some other performance parameters. Just ain't enough there to say it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Stirling engines are interesting on their own --
     
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  4. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Unless these Jokers can change the Laws of Thermal Dynamics, this is preposterous..... Ask yourself, What is the BTU content of a Gallon of Gasoline.... Then what is the Mass of the Vehicle..... then the BTUs required to move that Mass 300 Miles, assuming NO Wind Resistance.... The Math says it is Pure Hocum, and BS....
     
  7. Tempstar

    Tempstar Losing Patience Site Supporter+

    At what speed and with what load? You're spot on BT. The 126,000 (+or-) btu's can only generate so many HP.
     
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  8. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    Over coming aerodynamic drag is what takes almost all the power required to move a vehicle down the road.
     
  9. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

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  10. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    proof in the pudding kinda thing... makes sense... IMHO...
     
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I wonder if one used a Hybrid Gasoline/Lithium Ion Batts/Electric and moved very SLOW, like maybe 1 MPH, to avoid the Aerodynamic Drag Issue, on Flat Ground, if you could get the that 100MPG to work...
     
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