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



  Perhaps we could convert to similar steam engine that the Doble steam car had/has. Not as nearly well known as the Stanley, but MUCH more econimical. Could reportedly go from "cold to road" in ~20 seconds and used about a gallon of water in 200 miles.  Some fellow bought the company from the Doble family & moved it to California a few years ago with the intention of producing a modern version of the Doble. Where did it go?     Wonder how far the Delorean would travel on a tankfull of water....     Drive Stainless      Robert    VIN 6924     > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> From: mike@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:48:23 -0500
> Subject: 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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