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Old 03 June 2006, 12:39   #1
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Old 03 June 2006, 13:38   #2
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I know what you mean, although I did have a friend in Manchester who was working on this technology.

Just imagine....
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Old 03 June 2006, 15:29   #3
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Ah but of course there is a massive conspiracy by all the oil companies etc to stop cars running on water!!!

I really can't believe people believe this crap - can you imagine how much money you could make IF it did work? No way would anyone ignore the potential to make a few billion!!!
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There's really no great mystery - just heat sufficient water (500 gallons might do) to boiling point in a huge boiler (probably need to put it in the boot of the Corsa as illustrated) using gas or coal (gas probably more efficient and less shovelling though you might need to put a suitable container on a roofrack or similar) and force the steam through the inlet manifold to drive the conventional piston engine. Some sort of adjustable flow valve might be useful to moderate between the off and on positions to allow for traffic etc.

Damn - I should have charged you 1.25 for that piece of information!

Mind you I notice he mentions utilising the 66% of hydrogen present in tap water, so he might actually be using a cold fusion setup which requires no great technology apart from genuine Pyrex glassware and a 12v battery - oh and somewhere to store the hugely voluminous and explosive gases thus generated (please do ensure to keep the oxygen separate from the hydrogen; tricky but essential).

The picture of the aquacar might help to dispel the hyperbole surrounding such a vehicle, and show how practical such a device might be.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fuel_cell

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The picture of the aquacar might help to dispel the hyperbole surrounding such a vehicle, and show how practical such a device might be.
Hey, I never said that they solved the problem. Get it wrong and KABOOM!
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Mind you I notice he mentions utilising the 66% of hydrogen present in tap water, so he might actually be using a cold fusion setup which requires no great technology apart from genuine Pyrex glassware and a 12v battery - oh and somewhere to store the hugely voluminous and explosive gases thus generated (please do ensure to keep the oxygen separate from the hydrogen; tricky but essential).

The picture of the aquacar might help to dispel the hyperbole surrounding such a vehicle, and show how practical such a device might be.
Talking of Pyrex glassware and people selling anything if anyone needs some I have a bit to spare!!!

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Talking of Pyrex glassware and people selling anything if anyone needs some I have a bit to spare!!!

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