RE: [DMCForum] Re: alternative fuels...
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: alternative fuels...

Huh. I thought their turbine engines were quiet, and the only really bad
thing was melting the asphalt under the tail pipe due to heat.  I found a
website on the turbine cars some time ago but don't know where it is now.
Hopefully Dave will chime in.


I saw an episode of My Classic Car recently, I think, where they were going
to drive one of the cars.  When he fired the turbine up there was a clunk
and it stopped.  Hopefully the engine wasn't destroyed.


mmmmmmm. K-cars.  :-)




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Subject: [DMCForum] Re: alternative fuels...


If I remember correctly the cars were terribly loud and not especially

Of course those were the first generation. Chrysler kept experimenting
with turbines until Lee Iacoca took over. Rumor has it they were on
the verge of a "Version 5" or some such -- much improved over the
1960's test vehicles -- and were finalizing tooling for a production
run when Iacoca killed it, probably in favor of K cars. Yet more
genius from the man who ostensibly brought us the Mustang (bullshit).

If turbine technology were to be revived, it would be perfectly happy
running vegetable oil. 

Biodiesel is the wave of the future because:
- We can grow as many soybeans as necessary right here, on our own
soil, and finally get out of the Middle East 
- What is basically a monopoly of refining capacity will be broken
(anybody can crush and refine vegetable oil)
- Vegetable oil is non-toxic and fairly non-flammable
- Byproducts of combustion are much less damaging to the environment

I will miss my gasoline engines, but even I can see their days are

Bill Robertson

>--- In DMCForum@yahoogroup <>,
"timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> Why wasn't the Chrysler Turbine user friendly? I thought it required no
> maintenance and to just be fed by the consumers who were allowed to road
> test the car.
> If the H2 becomes available with a diesel I will club baby seals and
burn my
> carbon credits to get one. :-) The sticker price here has jumped
up almost
> $10k on the H2 and they can't keep 'em in stock.
> Greg
> _____ 
> From: DMCForum@yahoogroup <>
[mailto:DMCForum@yahoogroup <>] On
> Of content22207
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:36 PM
> To: DMCForum@yahoogroup <>
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: alternative fuels...
> Chrysler tried this already in the 1960's. Wasn't user friendly at
> all. MPG's were terrible IIRC. Turbines will run on pretty much
> anything -- that's true.
> Bio-Diesel is the fuel of the future.
> Of course all the fuel in the world won't solve gridlock or the aging
> of our driving population.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> >--- In DMCForum@yahoogroup <>,
> "timnagin" <timnagin@> wrote:
> >
> > Check out this article. The actual magazine has pretty pictures
> though this
> > link does not.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > http://www.fastcomp
> <http://www.fastcomp
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Greg

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