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Taking a groovy car to the next level 09 Feb 2021 22:34 #1

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Taking a groovy car to the next level 09 Feb 2021 22:37 #2

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Taking a groovy car to the next level 09 Feb 2021 22:40 #3

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Ron commented on one of these videos, and I chimed in on a couple. I'd like to See Nathan join our convo, if not our community
Let's all swap ideas and knowledge and make the world a better place

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Nathan - if you get notified of people using your videos elsewhere and find your way here, please comment
a vaporizer like this, the groove and associated mods, snake oil. maybe a plasma ignition setup ...can we get this car (or any car) to 200+mpg range?
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Taking a groovy car to the next level 09 Feb 2021 22:58 #4

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Just to show it can be done on a fuel injected car with an ecu, I drive the same vehicle as Tyson Capel (FSRD on YouTube) from this website:
Run your car on Vapors

I suspect we may be making it more difficult on ourselves than we need. A modern car already has an EVAP system - we just have to find a way to take control of it over the computer, and make it work continuously rather than intermittently. The EVAP system purges the charcoal canister when the pressure gets to a certain point - surely someone knows how to keep it there so that the vent valve opens to draw air into the fuel system and carry fuel vapour to the intake through the purge solenoid/valve...
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Taking a groovy car to the next level 11 Feb 2021 00:07 #5

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This chap Nathan took the "direct" approach on this vapor experiment. I didn't go to the end of his video, but he sounds Australian or maybe a New Zealander.I've noticed the folks Down Under really seem to have good old fashioned Yankee Ingenuity.:huh: Likely 'cause their immigrant ancestors had to basically start things from scratch when they arrived.

That's a real King Size vaporizer tank 'Ol Nathan has there! Even if the US DOT likely would take a dim view of it's installed location.

"Hey, it's Dual Function. maybe Triple Function! See- it's a Fuel Vaporizer Canister, it's a bumper, AND- it's the world's first Explosive Reactive Bumper! the thing works kinda like the Reactive Armor on modern Main Battle Tanks. ya See, If you hit something hard, or something hits IT hard, well, it just goes off kinda like a huge air bag, with Pyrotechnic Effects, and flyin' Metal, and Stuff! Yes, Right, it's to improve Fuel Economy, and Safety, too!!"

Nathan, if you read my comment here, I mean No Offense! You have the right idea for sure. Actually with it being so big and real visible, it does a good job of illustrating the concept. It's also like an oversized version of George Wiseman's Hyco2A system. But with heat added in. Real ingenuity, and it gets the award for Built with Stuff out in the Shed too! I like it, even if the Gubmint foks wouldn't!!

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Taking a groovy car to the next level 11 Feb 2021 11:06 #6

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Yes, Nathan is from the Land of Oz, and he seems to be looking for the yellow brick road to become the wizard of...I'm going to invite him to participate here; maybe that will help him (and the rest of us) along.
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Taking a groovy car to the next level 24 Feb 2021 10:06 #7

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I've found (well, the YouTube algo brought it to my feed) another waste heat recycling video.
This one is for people who have considered exhaust heat, and it has me wondering why car manufacturers don't include this on all gasoline engines, so that cars warm to closed loop faster for better emissions on cold start?

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Taking a groovy car to the next level 24 Feb 2021 10:30 #8

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Further to the last post, consider this: if you use exhaust heat to speed the engine coolant's rise in temperature for efficiency, why not take it a step further? you could also use the coolant to warm the fuel line headed for the rail, to aid in fuel vapourization at the point of injection. I like this design (over wrapping fuel line around the heat source) because the heat envelops the fuel, which makes me think it would be a better heat exchange:



Further, depending on placement in the cooling system loop, the cold fuel may help mitigate the heat addition from exhaust, leading to less strain on the fans of the cooling system - aren't most fans electric these days? so, less electrical load on the engine too, possibly.

I'd wager that these two additions to an Internal combustion engine would reduce fuel consumption and emissions rather significantly, and offset the cost of implementation rather quickly.
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Taking a groovy car to the next level 24 Feb 2021 10:40 #9

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OH! another thought - this would all be concealed between the engine and firewall on my car, so gubmint inspectors (if you're subject to annual inspections for roadworthiness or emissions) should be none the wiser to your modifications.
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