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#1 lyall OFFLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:16 PM

has anybody tried using gas vapors to run a motor

 

been watching "the vaporkid" on youtube - looks like he has something to look into

 

here is the link for "the vaporkid" on youtube

http://www.youtube.c...Vaporkid/videos

 

I have been thinking about building a unit for one of my Deere 214 that I have.

it is one I brought to rebuild - took it all taken apart, checked over and part back together.

I was planning on selling it next spring, but it would be a good test unit to try to run it on gas vapors

 

what do you all think about the idea of running on gas vapors?

 

would like to hear your thoughts about it

 

thanks

 


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:52 PM

There are quite a few videos on U-tube about guys driving there vehicles on vapor so your tractor should be doable. Keep is posted on how your project goes for you please. 



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 12:38 AM

Interesting concept.
I would say a word about caution and safety. So often, mock ups and experimentals lack safety features... I would suggest to use as many safety protocols as possible on this.
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 07:47 AM

One of the first I heard of was the Charles Pogue Carburetor, then Tom Ogle, but it was for a car. Grab your coffee cup if you start to research it though, it is never ending.  


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Haven't researched it so I have to ask: what is the gain? Because you have x btu's per gallon. Propane has fewer btu's/gallon and therefore gets worse efficiency than gasoline.
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Vapor is far more combustible than liquid. Burns faster and cleaner than liquid.


Edited by Cvans, November 16, 2014 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:38 AM

worked a few of these fires back when I was with the fire dept..



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 03:12 PM

  So if it burns faster does this mean you'll have pre-ignition or timing  problems?

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 11:05 PM

 

 

So if it burns faster does this mean you'll have pre-ignition or timing  problems?

There is a few things that play into this but basically the answer is "no". Octane shouldn't change. Part of the fuel is vaporized in a normal engine before combustion when it comes in contact with heated surfaces inside the engine. 


Edited by Cvans, November 16, 2014 - 11:06 PM.





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