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Old 11-29-2010, 08:29 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
The fuel utilized may be any combustible liquid or gas, but Hydrogen has the benefit of virtually 0 emissions without after treatment.
My point in comparing hydrogen it to electricity is that you are ignoring all the losses in making the hydrogen in the first place.

Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
Also DCB, since you made the statement about inefficiency in hydraulic pumps and motors, maybe you missed this information.
No, what I missed is the practical application of your ideas. The piston flinger is massive for it's power output, and the variable stroke is in lock step with dramatic changes in compression ratio, and an unproven valving/manifold/ignition/lubrication system. I give you credit for thinking out of the box, but I must stop giving you credit when you talk in absolutes where no validation step has occurred.
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