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Old 09-10-2015, 11:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My plan is to mount the motor directly onto the rear diff doing away with the transmission, prop and the torque beam that runs along side it. That should save a fair bit of weight along with the engine. My motor should only weigh about 30 to 35 kgs leaving plenty of room for batteries which I plan to cram into all the spaces where the ice stuff went before.

I have the car and almost everything I need for the motor apart from the magnets (most important but most expensive part) should have enough funds for everything except the batteries but I'll deal with that problem when I get there.

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Old 09-11-2015, 10:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I started making biodiesel about ten years ago with a proper processor which I built myself, I find it hard to get veg oil now so rairly get to make any.
Have you never considered to use some animal fats to make biodiesel, or at least to blend it with the veg oils?
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I did use a bit of solid fats in the summer but living in Scotland the temperature gets too low the rest of the year. I had frost on my car this morning which I didne expect and could have had blocked fuel lines if I had bio from animal fats in the tank.

I did try using various additives and used to have a row of jars of my bio sitting on a wall on my garden as an early warning system.
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I did try using various additives
Have you ever used turpentine as an anti-freezing additive for biodiesel?
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Turpentine was used to thin down veg oil in the early days but is illegal in the UK to use as a road fuel. It doesn't do much to help the freezing point of biodiesel from what I've heard but I haven't tried it myself. I have tried a couple of the purpose made additives which do work quite well although they are expensive

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