Re: [DML] Anyone ever convert to CNG?
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Re: [DML] Anyone ever convert to CNG?



If I could get my hands on a Saab steam engine prototype, I'd be on the  
list.

http://www.saabhistory.com/2008/04/04/the-nine-cylinder-saab-steam-engine/

(nobody here would happen to have connections to that, would they?)

-Mike

On Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:57:13 -0500, Justin Mettee <jamettee@xxxxxxxxx>  
wrote:

> I'm not considering converting any of my current vehicles (DMC included)  
> to CNG, but saw a story on the news & made me start thinking about the  
> future possibilities. The whole US infrastructure is not setup for  
> convenient filling, so I think that is the biggest argument against  
> considering the conversion.  The cost & installation 'issues' regarding  
> parts & space are lesser issues.  Agree with the time to recoup  
> costs...at least at current time here in the US.
>
> Really, with the talk of alternative engine setups, I also got to  
> wondering if anyone at all had converted to CNG.  We have EFI, carb, &  
> electric out there...was just wondering if there was a CNG version that  
> existed (who knows, there may be a fork lift fanatic out there that  
> LOVED CNG/LP so much that they converted all their cars - LOL).
>
> Justin
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>>
>> I think there are "home fill stations" you can buy/build.  I heard  
>> prices of $2000 to do it.  Considering you would have LESS power on  
>> CNG, and have to fill up more often, and (DeLorean specific) be giving  
>> up lots of space for tanks, I don't think it is practical.  It would  
>> take a long time to recoup the expenses, unless you use the DMC as a  
>> daily driver.  Long trips would require proper planning for CNG fillup.
>


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