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Old 08-24-2008, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Greetings, EM-ers!

Hello! I go by HaPPI.

The condensed version of me:
I am a Christian,
husband of 1, father of 1,
computer programmer (VB.NET, before that Fox),
I drive a 2007 Prius,
my better half drives a 2004 Echo,
I hope soon to be riding a Kymco scooter (on order),
I converted a cycle to EV (recipe: take Yamaha 185 Exciter, remove noisy/smelly parts, add Etek, Curtis controller, 3 WalMart trolling batts, handbuilt sidecar and stir for several months),
I make stuff - a lot of home repair/remodeling but some fun stuff too,
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drummer,
Photovoltaic, Thermovoltaic and wind turbine wannabe,
and of course, Ecomodder.com NooB.

Anyone use Molybdenum DiSulfide or Tungsten DiSulfide as a super-lubricating oil additive? My dad discovered a product called AutoMoly back in the 80s and it seemed to work well. I used Slick 50 until they stopped putting PTFE in it. I found a couple sites that sell MoS2 and WS2.

rosemill.com
lowerfriction.com

Any positive or negative personal experience with either the compounds or these companies?


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Old 08-24-2008, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Photovoltaic, Thermovoltaic and wind turbine wannabe,
and of course, Ecomodder.com NooB.
These are solutions to alternator removal which is a common topic here.

Could you give us links about functional Thermovoltaic solutions ?

Have fun,

Denis.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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HaPPI -

Welcome to EM! I haven't heard of the sites you mention, but I have heard that XcelPlus is the "new" Slick-50 :

XcelPlus International, Inc.
Xcelplus Brings the Original Slick 50 Formula Back to Market - Investors Wanted - Sept. 28, 2004

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Sounds like you have a nice fleet already built up. What kind of mileage are you getting with your various vehicles? I second putting them in the garage.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad to have you here! You should meet up with us in Andover, Ohio. Check out the link.........
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Welcome to EM...

Enjoy the site -- it looks like you have a good start.

It really looks like Ohio is joining the ranks!

I'm from Barberton originally (next door there), lived in Wadsworth for a while.

Definitely look into the meetup -- it sounds like a great opportunity. I'd combine a visit to my folks and up to Andover, but work beckons.

Anyhoo, keep up posted on your mods and...

Best FE to ya...

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Old 08-25-2008, 12:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM. Your stable looks like a good set of FE friendly vehicles.

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Old 08-25-2008, 12:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Talking Sorry, my bio was broader than EM...

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These are solutions to alternator removal which is a common topic here.

Could you give us links about functional Thermovoltaic solutions ?

Have fun,

Denis.
Thanks to all for the welcome!

Denis, my bio went beyond EM, I was thinking in terms of solar electric for the house. PV panels are good for cars since they approx match the lifespan of a vehicle and weight oof thin film can be good too. So I'm thinking about a focusing collector of some kind to a working fluid of some kind for the house, too heavy and bulky for auto.

That said, I bought a small 5 watt PV to start experimenting with. I think there are great opportunities in auto design, especially PIHV, for integrated PV panels. I know of a French EV "car" that has it (Venturi Eclectic) and a few in the US (sunnev.com for example) and hopefully the new Prius (Automotive World - Japan: Toyota investigating solar photovoltaic panels for next-generation Prius). It's hard on a typical production vehicle to retrofit PV because PV are flat, and aero is usually not flat. The back deck in the rear window of a sedan is a good one, though small. But in the design of a new PIHV PV panels are a perfect match because vehicles sit in the sun a lot.

Back to your question, my first thoughts for mobile thermovoltaic are the ceramic solid state devices that are currently out there such as CPU coolers and plug in coolers, and then Sterling cycle generators which are still bulky and heavy for what they produce. I doubt either would generate enough to replace an alternator. I put much more hope in thin film PV.

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