Alternative Energy Series Fast Burn Conversion

Written by Ed Howes

The best candidates for fast burn conversion are spark ignited piston engines with adjustable spark timing. Those with carburetors as original equipment do not have computers that control additional automotive functions besides fuel metering and spark timing. The fast burn engine canít use computer management as a low cost conversion option. If an idle circuit similar to that of a carburetor is added to a fuel injection throttle body as a spacer plate, a throttle body might be able to serve as a basic carburetor for cold vapor fuel. Many modern fuel injected engines can be owner retrofitted with carburetors and aftermarket or used factory intake manifolds for use with carburetors.

The traditional multi circuit carburetor is not required for vapor fuel, but is less expensive than producing new twin circuit carburetors designed specifically for vapor fuel. All carburetor air vents should be plugged so engine vacuum signals draw only fromrepparttar unvented carburetor fuel bowl, which is connected torepparttar 127613 fuel bubbler inrepparttar 127614 tank or racing fuel cell. The fuel float and needle valve assembly is removed. Any accelerator pump is removed andrepparttar 127615 enrichment hole is plugged. In carburetors that use vacuum power valves, such can be used to fine tune vapor flow according to vacuum signals. The idle circuit must retain adjustment from barely open to wide open.

Rod and jet enrichment systems such as used on Carter and Rochester carburetors can also be used to fine tune vapor mixtures. Go as lean as you can withoutrepparttar 127616 engine stumbling under load onrepparttar 127617 power circuit and richen slightly for best throttle response. Ifrepparttar 127618 max power metering is sufficient with selected main jets, which flow much more vapor than liquid, we can regulaterepparttar 127619 maximum fuel supply by means of an adjustable valve inrepparttar 127620 supply line. Startrepparttar 127621 fast burn engine withrepparttar 127622 idle mixture screw open wide and quickly close it afterrepparttar 127623 engine starts. Backrepparttar 127624 adjustment screw off one turn after you stallrepparttar 127625 engine for lack of idle fuel. Too much idle fuel could melt engine parts as easily as too much fuel inrepparttar 127626 power circuit. If we never meter more fuel than can burn in half a power stroke, we avoid meltdown while maximizing power and fuel economy, minimizing exhaust emissions. With fast burn, we want to retard initial spark timing to between sixty and eighty degrees after top dead center. On a V-8 we can move each wire inrepparttar 127627 distributor cap forward one position onrepparttar 127628 cap inrepparttar 127629 direction of rotor rotation. This will retard timing 90 degrees fromrepparttar 127630 standard initial timing. A timing light onrepparttar 127631 number 8 cylinder will allow you to set initial timing withrepparttar 127632 stock timing marks. Setting number 8 cylinder for ten degrees advance would have number one cylinder firing at 80 degrees after top dead center. 20 degrees advance would have number one firing at 70 degrees ATDC, etc. An aftermarket timing tape, when available, is another way to accurately set spark timing. Otherwise, one can removerepparttar 127633 crankshaft dampener or pulley with timing marks, measurerepparttar 127634 circumference, divide by 4 and mark at 90 degrees ATDC, 85, 80, 75, 70, 65, and 60 degrees. Marking allrepparttar 127635 way back to 30 degrees ATDC is a good idea. This isrepparttar 127636 most advance likely practical for max fast burn power and allows one to check for total mechanical or electronic spark advance. Optimum timing for best performance and economy, like fuel mixture, must be worked out by road testingrepparttar 127637 converted vehicle.

Fully vaporized fuel is likely to be combustible over a wide range of air/fuel ratios. As a safety precaution it makes sense to install a PCV valve or something similar. Should a timing chain let go or an intake valve bend, we donít want fire inrepparttar 127638 intake manifold to find its way back to our bubbler and explode it. Better that a fuel supply line disconnect or rupture underrepparttar 127639 hood from combustion back pressure.

The bubbler where our vapor is made by engine vacuum, is a modified fuel tank or racing fuel cell. Our tank/cell must be vented to atmosphere. We want our air pick up filtered with something like a lawnmower air filter and mounted higher in or outsiderepparttar 127640 vehicle, thanrepparttar 127641 outside ofrepparttar 127642 fuel filler tube, which isrepparttar 127643 most convenient place to tap our tank/cell for a very rich vapor.

Onrepparttar 127644 typical fuel tank, our air vent can be easily installed whererepparttar 127645 original fuel supply line attached. We want another PCV valve near our air supply filter to sealrepparttar 127646 tank from atmosphere whenrepparttar 127647 vehicle is not running andrepparttar 127648 tank/cell is pressurized by atmospheric heat. Gas expansion in our tank now moves fuel throughrepparttar 127649 carburetor intorepparttar 127650 intake system, where it allows instant starts, as with fuel injection.

Bubbler design is guesswork. Whatever suppliesrepparttar 127651 most consistent air/vapor mixtures from a tank 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 full, is what we want. Variations in vapor fromrepparttar 127652 tank will make engine tuning difficult and variable. Consistent mixture fromrepparttar 127653 bubbler is important. Ifrepparttar 127654 air supply is oppositerepparttar 127655 vapor supply line, we would expect a richer vapor than ifrepparttar 127656 air supply line was nearrepparttar 127657 vapor supply line. We wantrepparttar 127658 air supply line to lie onrepparttar 127659 bottom ofrepparttar 127660 tank, below whatever fuel we have. We never wantrepparttar 127661 fuel tank full, so a drain inrepparttar 127662 air supply line will be handy for accurately checking fuel economy. You add ten gallons to an empty tank and drive until a working fuel gauge goes below 1/4 tank and you then drainrepparttar 127663 remaining fuel fromrepparttar 127664 tank into gallon jugs. Subtractrepparttar 127665 remaining fuel fromrepparttar 127666 ten gallons you started with. Dividerepparttar 127667 gallons used, intorepparttar 127668 miles driven and we will know our MPG.

Human Origins

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

The issue of human evolution going back at least 9,000,000 (nine million) years and possibly even being upright by that time is another ofrepparttar facts which when in my youth seemed totally ridiculous. Actually many mystics said it goes back twelve million years to when what could be calledrepparttar 127612 missing link occurred. The matter of whether we descended from apes is still up inrepparttar 127613 air and more importantly it would appearrepparttar 127614 mystics were right about cross-breeding and shamanistic attunements to affect such things in many life forms. These qualitative or spiritual changes are reflected in an individualís life as they now proverepparttar 127615 brain itself can evolve and change structure withrepparttar 127616 studies of Buddhist Monks and concert pianists orrepparttar 127617 likes of Hank Wesselmann who was helped by his shaman wife. Hankís brainwavelength is more controllably able to reachrepparttar 127618 same frequency as psychic surgeons and top Yogis as shown in a University of Illinois study.

I was toutingrepparttar 127619 importance of Flores Island andrepparttar 127620 sea travel technology for years beforerepparttar 127621 recent discovery ofrepparttar 127622 Hobbit-like creature there. Some researchers say it is a cross between a chimp and a hominid. That would dovetail withrepparttar 127623 also currently-being-researched Bonobos who are a cross between a chimp and a gorilla. The Portuguese baby that is half Neanderthal is proof of cross-breeding despiterepparttar 127624 fact that these attunements are not traceable through DNA analysis as I see it. The following excerpt from an article in 2004 does not mention that researchers of human lice are now going on to check pubic lice in order to prove cross mating occurred. There will be debate no matter what they find but I think it speaks to much ofrepparttar 127625 sex magic in Tantra and Dragon or serpent lore including what Sir Laurence Gardner andrepparttar 127626 Rosicrucians have written about.

ďBut it turns out that DNA analysis shows there are two distinct sub-species of head lice in humans. All overrepparttar 127627 world, except in western North America, they arerepparttar 127628 same. But there is a population of lice alongrepparttar 127629 Pacific coast of North America which have been evolving separately fromrepparttar 127630 rest ofrepparttar 127631 world for about 1.8m years. The only way to make sense of this is to assume that their separate development took place on Homo erectus, who also split off from our hominid ancestors about that time ago.

So how could these lice have reached their present, wholly human hosts? It seems to me that this could only have happened through some act of primal genocide when Homo erectus met Homo sapiens somewhere in eastern Siberia. Lice can only travel between living bodies, or very freshly dead ones. Ifrepparttar 127632 transmission had been from living bodies, we would expectrepparttar 127633 same pattern in bodily lice. It isn't there. Nor is there any trace of Homo erectus in our DNA. Sorepparttar 127634 lice must have come from very fresh corpses and it is hard to suppose that they had died peacefully just beforerepparttar 127635 intruders turned up. The story of "Ebu Gogo" sounds more improving. According to local villagers, these creatures were around until about a century ago: three feet tall, hairy, and speechless, though they could imitate human speech, like parrots. The villagers tolerated them and even fed them, though they would only eat raw food, until they stole and ate a baby. They drove them from their cave with blazing bales of grass. Shortly thereafter,repparttar 127636 villagers themselves moved off and western settlers arrived. The cave whererepparttar 127637 Ebu Gogo lived has not been found. But if it is - and scientists are looking - it might yield some extraordinary remains.

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