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Old 02-22-2017, 06:42 AM   #11
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IDK, but the only guys I can think of were Stan Meyers and his brother. He was convicted of fraud in Ohio court.
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:49 PM   #12
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every now and then the rumors of the legendary pogue carburetor pop up in the news these have been floating around for all of my 60 years my father actually got copy's of the patent application and i was able to see how it was theorized to work first it was used on a worn out engine (read here not much friction left on the piston rings so not much heat build up) it relied on leaning out the mixture by attempting to vaporize the fuel unfortunately it did cut back its horsepower output this setup would never work if you had a heavy load modern fuel injectors are still the best until we can raise our engine operating temp to extremely high numbers that's why we need ceramic engines
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #13
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One of the coolest motors I never heard of again was an engine built by Smokey Yanuck, the engine guy for Popular Mechanics way back when. Somewhere around 1960 or so he cut a four cylinder engine down to two...then had pure carbon cylinder sleeves and pistons made for it (Super $$$). Since the carbon could handle many times the heat and does not expand, he pumped it up to something like 250+ horses on regular gas and it got fantastic MPG. After all...an internal combustion motor is simply a heat engine, and the more BTU's...the more ponies. Until it all melts.

You'd think with today's technology, someone could be tapping into that heat.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:00 AM   #14
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You can not more out of the fuel then is in it. Diesel are about 35% efficient at best. Carnot gives you the max efficiency for a given cycle.

Elsbett, a german enineer working for MAN and deveoped partially duringthe second worldwar for the luftwaffe. He made some progress by reducing the heat loss thru the piston and thus increasing efficiency. There is no hopla and magic.
Not sure why that motor is not used more at this time. There were some indications that the oil companies tried to by his patents to keep him out of business.
Google the guy, pretty interesting stuff.

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Old 04-02-2017, 12:13 PM   #15
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When it come a time for independent real world testing
They hucksters always say the oil companies bought the patent.
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:30 PM   #16
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Yeah, but just take the time to google a little before you attack... wikipedia has some on it as well. The company is still in business.

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Old 04-02-2017, 12:39 PM   #17
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actually here is the link
History - Elsbett AG

not bad for a huckster
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:33 AM   #18
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I have an old book somewhere on this subject.think it is called"browns alcohol motor fuel cookbook"basically the same concept.basicly by completely vaporizing the gas, you greatly expand your fuel source.its been some time since I have looked at the book, but it seems to me that there would be a drastic loss in power.generally, the cooler you can get your fuel the denser the air fuel mix becomes resulting in more power less mpg.i respect the opposite would be true if you were to heat the fuel.better mpg's less power.the question is...where is the sweet spot? I think the key to max mpg is gona be engine efficiency (and aerodynamics) first.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:38 AM   #19
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Supposedly there is a carburetor called the fish carb or the fishman carb that uses vaporization to increase mpg.
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