Anyone as sick of the status quo as me?
I certainly am. Nice thread on a very relevant topic. I am a long time auto mechanic, spent 38 odd years under the hood. I remember cars that got 60
mpg out of the factory, I had a 1960 Plymouth Valiant with a slant 6 that did that. I also remember hearing about, and reading about the magic
carburators. A friend ordered a device out of a magazine, Popular Mechanics, I think, that went under the carb and doubled his mileage, but I cannot
remember much about it. See, in those days gas was $0.35 a gallon, and it was plentiful.
I live on S.S. Disability now, the days of big paychecks are all gone. So gas mileage is on my mind a lot. We are a family of five, with three
disabled people, and a little car is plain out of the equation.
Too hard to get in and out of. So we drive a full size, G-20 Chevy van, it has a V-8 350 engine, and weighs in at 4800 pounds wet.
So I, and my ace mechanic son have been experimenting with ways to get better mileage, when we got the van it was getting 12-14 mpg. So, I used some
of what I learned to make it get better mileage. Even went as far as to install and run a
on it, which did, coupled with the other things, more than doubled the
mileage. I attempted to tell the members about it, but got a lot of ridicule and claims it would not work.
I think it's plain the Electric Car is fine, but battery technology has not come far enough to make it work right. What we need in them is a power
pack of some kind that recharges itself using the Sun.
I am thinking of converting to CNG. Recently a rather large pocket of the gas was found, here in Ohio....
“We have, in fact, 163 billion barrels of recoverable oil-nearly six times higher than what President Obama and the Democrats like to claim.
Let's think about 163 billion barrels for a moment: that is enough to maintain our current levels of production and replace our imports from the
Persian Gulf for more than 50 years. “But oil resources offer only a glimpse of the full picture. As I noted earlier, CRS found that America's
combined recoverable natural gas, oil, and coal endowment is the largest on Earth. It's far larger than that of Saudi Arabia, China, and Canada
All one needs is a CNG Conversion Kit
to run CNG, and research shows the HHO gas bonds nicely with CNG.
A rather large investment, some $1000 worth, but the benefits would offset that cost in a few months time.
Let's face it. Big Oil will never lower the price of gasoline, I am 58 years old, and have never seen the price go down more than a nickel or a dime.
Every Holiday it goes up. Across the board it only rises. The government is not going to give us anything at all to help us get better mileage, in
fact, they have Federal Laws to prevent you from altering the factory emission controls, which you would not even need in an efficient engine. It is
up to the individual driver to do the research, and the labor, to beat Big Oil. I spent over $200 and am right now getting near 32 mpg. It isn't
enough, I need more, and so does everyone else in the world.