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Excellent work Mr. Young.
I can shed some insight into how to implement some of the ideas which have been voted into the "most popular of all time" list.
1. Pretty much any (modern) internal combustion engine can burn gasoline, ethanol, or methanol w/ equal ease.
2. Your hydroxylized fuels (i.e. -OH) will typically need to also have the fuel lines and certain gaskets replaced to either stainless steel or a synthetic material which will not dry out. Petro fuels are more viscous.
3. The air-fuel mixture can be adjusted by simply hacking the firmware of the vehicle. This can be done by a bipass chip or (preferably) by simply replacing the ROM w/ a customized version of your own.
4. In many modern vehicles this can be achieved w/ an iOS or Android app and the one of the many aftermarket adapters for vehicle diagnostic testing. In short...it's a way to turn the loss of control which the computerization of vehicles has made difficult to address.
5. This solution could be extended to virtually every (mainstream) automobile on the road produced after the year 2000 or so with few exceptions for less than $400/ each on average.
6. Methanol (wood alcohol) is the liquid fuel of democracy. It can be easily and safely produced anywhere in the world by recycling ANY ORGANIC WASTE MATERIAL. There is no need to wait for a magical enzyme to get fuel from switchgrass or hope that we can genetically engineer s better strain of algae for biodiesel. This is ready RIGHT NOW.
7. Nobel Prize winner George Olah strongly advocated a METHANOL based economy all the way through the '90's. Ethanol is an environmental and commodities market disaster waiting to happen.
8. The GFE (Gallon Fuel Equivalency) of Methanol is is 2:1 to gasoline...however each molecule of ethanol contains only 1 carbon atom instead of the 8 carbon atoms in one molecule of octane. Hence...carbon emissions are 4 TIMES LOWER THAN GASOLINE ON A MILE-FOR-MILE BASIS.
9. I can make this technology readily available to every man, woman, and child on the planet, but lack the resources to do so.
However...if you would like to team up, please contact me. I do not want money or funding. I would prefer to simply be an employee for a non-profit organization of which you (Mr. Young) are in control of. I only need about $35,000 per year salary for my family and I to survive.
In short, this is not an attempt solicit funds....it's an attempt to keep homo sapiens from going extinct. A wise man once told me "Tick-tock/The writing on the wall/No wonder we're losing time"
If you are serious and would consider such a thing, please contact me as soon as possible before we go bomb the piss out of the rest of the Middle East on behalf of our corporate overlords.
Dear Mr. Young,
A while back while working at an old car restoration shop on a twin of your Lincvolt I saw an article about your car. As a car "nut" and collector it gave me hope of being able to drive my car into the future.
I figure the trunk of my 65 ford galaxie should be approximately the same size as Lincvolt .
As always thanks for thinking outside the box.
Hello Mr. Young,
Had a secondary (aka "rechargeable") battery for your LincVolt. Here are the specs:
10.125" x 7.000" x 9.750"
There is a huge worldwide sub culture of VW Bus fanatics that would be prime candidates for a power alternative. I have an '87 watercooled Vanagon Westfalia that is smaller than LV1 but sleeps two comfortably. The big downside is the thirsty flat 4 that hits about 20 mpg because it is heavy and somewhat underpowered. There are many Suburu and reved up repowers, but none to my knowledge that address the poor milage. Any ideas on how to tackle this low profile flat 4 configuration with LV conversion?
running vehicles by batteries nowadays are welcome by most economic countries both for emission free as well as cost effective.
i suggest to run all the vehicles from a small cycle to big car and truck should run on mini sized batteries like li-in, li-mhd, and they should be charged by some other fuel mechanism voltage (pulsating dc)generation. so that the vehicle should go for a long distance for an economic amount of fuel. but includes hybrid power that we are going to change once in an year or two. i want to make petrol pumped voltage generator in miniature size to charge the batteries which is used to run cycles, motor bikes, small trucks,car, van etc.it may be useful to keep our earth green.
I now live in Iowa, the center of the Grain Belt. Because I am aware of the insanity of petroleum-based agriculture, and the untenable dependence our American transportation infrastructure has on oil, I am planning on starting a Iowa Idea Initiative website, with an intitial focus on implementing the farming of hemp here in the Midwest.
This is my first time visiting LincVolt, but I understand your concept utilizes biodiesel. My idea of promoting hemp-farming, as a source of sensible energy, plays right into your hand.
It is high time(no pun intended) that our legislators get reasonable on the subject of the prohibition of agricultural hemp. I intend on helping to change the status quo.
I will use my truck to test out a theory for a boat. We will mount a Plastic 2 Fuel converter machine to my LincVolted F-250 pickup and do an American road trip to talk about the advent of new technology for transport and waste management.
Kind like the back to the future car that ran on garbage.
Once we have the details worked out we will mount the system on our boat and go out to clean up plastic waste on the oceans using our high tech process.
Just wondering, what if you used a 66 Dodge Dart for a platform? It was a smaller vehicle yet still pretty stout. The 225 cid slant 6 is a great engine! One could re-engineer the motor - adapt it to multi fuel & combine it with electric. The body is fairly aero-dynamic and kinda ugly in it's own cool way!
For you Lincoln lovers here is a rare find!! There were only 34 of these produced in 1960. It is a 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Executive factory limo. It has factory power steering, power brakes, power self lube, power windows, power dividing privacy window, front and rear radio, power antennea, front and rear air conditioning. The rear seat and surroundings are suede, the front is leather. This was the highest priced vehicle that Lincoln/Continental made in 1960. The convertible listed for $7,056 where as the factory executive limo listed for $10,230 nearly 1-1/2 times more than the convertible. It is complete with factory skirts and wheel discs. This car has the factory 315 hp engine, car is complete, all the glass is good. It has some lower rust on the bottom of the very rear drivers side quarter where the stainless goes and again at the front of the hood on passenger side. Car is black, used to have a black vinyl top. The front seats and door panels and dash is black, steering wheel is black and white and the rear compartment is light gray suede which is in good shape. There is a tear in the front seat as you can see by the pic.
/on ebay..There was one of these in a museum here where I live for a while.I believe it was elvis's first limo.It sold at auction..a few years ago..This would be a cool trunner up to your convertible..ebay item..#33055643997 a 60 Licoln limo the listing says there were only 34 of these made from the factory..it would be a cool rock and roll star car also..thanks..
I haven't read the YACHTING MAGAZINE article in depth but was hoping to see the marine version of the Capstone Microturbine installed as the on-board generator.
Might be worth investigating if the Reagan Power Klean Pak Microturbine unit might be a clean green fit for the sailboat in the article.
I'm interested in knowing if any of you have pursued your ideas through a clean energy incubator process and if you have, what was the usefulness of the experience.
There are many energy focused technical resources who are now much more motivated to incubate their ideas. I want to build a rapid clean energy incubator business process/model that can be applied to any of these ideas and provide local national a global help for innotavors of clean energy.
I welcome and look forward to your input.
continue the trend - the capstone turbine has been in production for several years for use on commercial transit bus (See Designline USA). engine bay is so clean you can set a sandwich there - drive hundreds of miles, open the door and eat it! no belts, hoses, oils, etc. The generator can sit in your hand..(turbine runs at 96,000 rpm). This is a wonderful powertrain, clean and efficient - would be great for a tour bus / RV! never really gave it too much thought in a classic old ride - as much as i believe in this, i just dont see it in my 70 chevelle convertible!
Regardless - next time your behind an old stinking smoke billowing bus you may want you muncipal funds to consider a claen Designline bus...(and no, i dont work there..)
The Peace & Harmony Tour Bus is going electric!
I have a 1967 International (1800 Loadstar) Bus. I am collecting parts(& money) and will be converting it soon. I am going to leave the stock engine in place and use it as a back up generator. The bus has a three piece drive shaft , so I'm going to pull the middle shaft out and put the electric motor there. Solar panels on the roof and a solar steam turbine (more on that soon), also on the roof, will charge the battery banks. I figure on tour, we can plug into the venues. Also we use campgrounds and can charge there over night. After this one I want to build more.
I have been on the electric car kick since Popular Mech. ran a "how to" for a electric car in 1977 (Feb 1977 - still have the mag)
Thanks Neil for stepping up and kickin' our collective asses into the future. Dude you rock!
Tried to post my idea but your site would not take it it was too long. please visit, Lets Roll Forums the Tesla threads and look for Tesla/Pierce-Arrow Basics. Or google it. Thank's Rebus57.
I can build an electric car that does not need a battery pack. My car can go from florida to Cali and back without recharging. No solar,no nothing. That lincVolt would be real nice if it had it's trunkspace back, huh? Johnathan Goodwin, I sure would like to talk to you. My E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I spoke with Brent Perry at Corvus Energy in Vancouver BC and he was really pleased to see a fellow Canadian thinking electric. I have been working with Brent and his team of engineers on electrifying marine craft using the high energy high density explosion proof Lithium Polymer cells. Over the last three years I have also been working with a team here in Portland, Oregon that is referred to as the Electrical Triangle and we all have worked on the Plasma Boy EV sprint car called the White Zombie the creation of John Wayland and crew.
I really hope we might weigh in on the development of the next Master Battery Pack for the LincVolt to preserve it and produce an extremely safe and powerful 82 kwh LiPo powersupply.
Bob Fagliano, CEO (Pretty much Chief Everthing Officer) 503 750-2946
The Core IV, Inc. West Linn, OR http://www.thecoreiv.com
Plasma Boy Racing, Inc. Portland, ORhttp://www.plasmaboyracing.com/
Jimerico, Inc. Redmond, OR http://www.jimerico.net/
Corvus Energy, Richmond BC, V6V 2J2 http://www.corvus-energy.com/
I have a VW Beetle that gets 128 MPG independant certified by a third party (it also goes over 100 mph)
2) fuel kindling
4) Nano Lubricants
I am a marine service technician working for a major sport fishing boatbuilder. I own a trawler which is a displacment vessel. I would like to apply Linc Volt Technology to repower or build a (Green ) trawler that gets 1000 mile range with low fuel usage. Giving me the energy to run all systems of both A/C & D/C while maintaining a crusing speed of 12 to 15 Knots. I am familiar with infusing of fiberglass and all carbon fiber composites. I have the abilty to aquire some molds for 40 to 50 foot trawlers that could be modified for this technology.
Currently the Sportfishing Yachts that I work on burn 240 GPH which is great for the oil companies but bad for the enviroment. Burning 3600 gallons of fuel for 15 hours of crusing @40 Knots is a little much.
I would like to apply Linc Volt Technology to build or repower these trawlers.
As you can tell you by my email address I have been a long time fan of Neils. I have been following the progress of Linc Volt and would like to apply this technology for my project.
Please contact me if interested.
Hey Lincvolt team.
If you ever consider looking at alternative body materials, you should talk to this Canadian car company that is using hemp to develop composite car body panels:
The tooling cost of composites is substantively reduced, so it would be more cost effective for the development work you are pursuing.
Keep on rockin' in the free world!
This is more a comment than idea. My Dad worked for GTE Sylvania in the 1970's and he developed electric cars that would travel along Los Angeles freeways plugging into the "LED Road Condition" signs to check them for accuracy, conditon, etc. GTE wanted gas vehicles but my Dad won the contract. Go Electro-Power!
A Note to Neil:
Neil, I met you and Peggy on December 19, 1987 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA for a Christmas show put on by PHP - Parents Helping Parents. You were gracious enough to give me your address to the Broken Arrow Ranch to mail you an oil painting dedicated to your life's work. I still have the photo we took together and thanks for walking an talking with me. Neil, you are the most "Down to Earth" human being I have ever met. A true man, caring man, great father and musician! Please write and tell me if you would still give a fellow artist to pay homage to you. - Jim Walraven