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by Firebird1900 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:44 pm

Electric is so obviously the future - battery technology is the current limitation
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by Barrie » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:18 am

colin7673 wrote:Wouldn't it just be better to use hydrogen cars, fill up like petrol and the only thing that comes out of the back is water...

Just have to make the fuel tank strong enough..

But I do believe there is a garage up north somewhere that sells it on the forecourt ( just one garage mind )

This seems to answer a few problems like strength of the storage tank but you still need electricity for the electrolysis of water.
https://youtu.be/Ytg23mDd1a4
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by jglarkin » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:17 pm

I love that video Barrie, I’ll start work on my own particle accelerator very soon :shock:
I already have the Free solar power so I’d be mad not to. He didn’t say how he used the hydrogen in the car, only how he made and stored it.
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by Grant » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:10 pm

Barrie wrote:
colin7673 wrote:Wouldn't it just be better to use hydrogen cars, fill up like petrol and the only thing that comes out of the back is water...

Just have to make the fuel tank strong enough..

But I do believe there is a garage up north somewhere that sells it on the forecourt ( just one garage mind )

This seems to answer a few problems like strength of the storage tank but you still need electricity for the electrolysis of water.
https://youtu.be/Ytg23mDd1a4

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by Barrie » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:54 pm

jglarkin wrote:I love that video Barrie, I’ll start work on my own particle accelerator very soon :shock:
I already have the Free solar power so I’d be mad not to. He didn’t say how he used the hydrogen in the car, only how he made and stored it.

Yes, he did have something of the ‘Walter White’ about him (Breaking Bad) didn’t he?
I think the hydrogen is injected into the engine compressed and ignited in the same way as petrol. I believe this is what was done in the two World Wars to overcome petrol shortages.
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There are a few wrinkles to iron out but I do wonder if this good idea is being suppressed because of lobbying and vested interests.

As for ‘My Ole Fruit Bat’, let me sleep on that one Grant.
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by Chris_R » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:39 pm

Barrie wrote:As for ‘My Ole Fruit Bat’, let me sleep on that one Grant.
Wouldn't recommend sleeping on any bats, rumour has it some nasty viruses can come from bats.
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by VFK44 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:22 pm

I remember as a lad hearing the newspaper vendors cry of "News and Stan'it! Get your News and Stan'it". This was for the London papers the "Evening News and Evening Standard". My father remembered it as "Star, News and Stan'it" up to 1960. It would have been interesting if they were selling the paper advertised in that van: "Star, News, Stan'it and The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd...".
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