ECeptor, I have no desire to engage in a pissing contest.
I'll amicably overlook your numerous attempts to insult my intelligence, and instead ask you to consider this, if only for a moment:
I understand that everything I've posted thus far is in direct conflict with the very cornerstone of your education, and the experiences you've had out in the field of your profession. The concepts I'm advocating must seem worlds away from everything you've come to understand about physics and mechanics.
I have not made any claim that isn't able to be verified, nor have I asked anyone to believe any of these technological advances based on my word alone.
I've posted patents, news articles, and diagrams that show beyond all doubt, the possibility for an internal combustion engine to achieve greater than 60% operating efficiency not only exists, but was accomplished more than 70 years ago.
As a certified expert mechanical engineer, I would think that you of all individuals might see the superiority of these designs, and appreciate them to a greater degree than one who lacks your technical background. The fact that you reject them with such contempt is most puzzling.
I make no apologies for bringing these engineering designs to your attention, as I know that they are factual and extremely useful.
Here is a video of a small Bourke engine in action:
Notice how he is able to hold his hands so close to the exhaust ports while the engine runs at exceedingly high RPM.
In your professional opinion, ECeptor, why is that possible?
And here is Bourke himself demonstrating his 400 CID engine.
The "data" you have show to prove "beyond any doubt" might be good enough for you, but I've read a bunch of it and was much less convinced. Suffice to say, we are different opinions based upon that information.
What did you say your your technical training/experience on engines was?
One of my engineers used to have a saying hanging on his office was - "In God we trust, all others must bring data."
A youtube video may or may not be data. There is a lot more to this game than just trusting stuff like that.
Last edited by ECeptor; 05-30-2011 at 08:39 AM.
They are very dilligent about investing in industry, science and infrastructure. The places I worked run 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week (many shifts) so utilization is high even though efficiency is not. The typical Chinese engineer earns and lives off much, much less than a Western one. They also are starting from way back, but are advancing fast. They seemed to do a good job thinking about long term investments/benefits over short term ones. I was never asked to "meet the month" but was always asked "where should we be in 5, 10, 20 years."
I found them to be hard working, nice people and far from the evil enemy the media would have you make of them. Interesting place to visit if given the chance.
I recall about 8 years ago on Opie and Anthony they had a segment of their show that had something similar. They played interviews with a guy that claimed he could go from ny to ca on 6 gallons of water. Cars at the time could be converted for about $2000 (think this was 50's). Right after this public interview (think it was a main stream station) he suddenly ended up dead (food poisoning) and his working prototypes and go cart somehow were stolen.
It's been so long since I heard this but I tried to research to no avail. Any ideas if this actually happened?
Reading all of this reminded me of something that was buried by the press years ago.
A very good friend of mine grew up around Daytona Beach and spent alot of time working with and talking with Smokey Yunick. Based on what I have seen, read and been told...Smokey had it figured out...and GM knew it.
Smokey would talk about how he and Ed Cole worked many late night hours developing the design for the cherished Small Block Chevy in 1953 & 1954. He was also a sub-contract consultant on the cylinder head development of the 427 "Mystery" motor in 1963 which was the foundation of the 454/496/502 big block Chevy.
After WW II GM was about to flood the country with Electric Buses. At one of the early Bilderberg meetings Standard Oil. Firestone, Good Year and Ford decided since FDR had made such a great deal with the Arabs that the country needed to move in the direction of fossil fuels so that western industry could "regulate things".
Smokey knew about all of this through his close connection at GM.
When asked about the "hot vapor" engine...Smokey was reported to smile and reply "Enough money will change anything".
Last edited by sprink58; 05-30-2011 at 02:28 PM.
Wow. Excellent post, Sprink. Much appreciated.
Smokey most certainly did have it all figured out. And he wasn't classically trained in any branch of engineering to boot.
I didn't know that GM wanted to introduce electric buses.
"It seems that ever since the advent of the automobile, the public has been baffaloed into believing that the carburetor installed on our cars is the most efficient that can be produced. And that an Air/Fuel ratio of 15:1 is the ultimate mixture for gasoline to burn.
But this is not true - gasoline will burn at mixtures of up to 200:1, and the 15:1 ratio is the biggest outright lie we've ever heard.
The carburetor, as installed on the automobile for more than 50 years now, is nothing more than an automatic fuel flow valve - it does not vaporize the fuel at all, which must be done before the fuel will burn.
15:1 is about the correct mixture when you intend to burn only 10% of the fuel as is done on some automobiles.
Liquid fuel will not burn, it must be in a gaseous state (vaporized) before it will burn - and the carburetor does not do this."
Here again is the link to that same document. It should answer most, if not all of your questions.
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