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Old 11-02-2015, 11:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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sure less aerodynamic but still there is a force always pushing against the front of the vehicle, It would be nice to find some way to use that force to our advantage. maybe the HHO generation would not be worth the aerodynamic loss, so ok use it to delete the alternator. look stupid, sure but so would solar panels and so does the aerodynamic mods they are attaching to the front and rear of the vehicles. I use my electric bike I built, 70 miles on a charge 20 mph around town, so I am looking for long distance traveling ideas for my 81 rabbit diesel.

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If you have a diesel full mechanical injection you don't need a wind mill or solar panels for most driving. Just put in a large deep cycle marine battery.
If you want to still use your vehicle for long drives, keep the alternator in place and just remove the belt and its power source for short drives. Then reinstall the belt and reconnect its power source for long drives.
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Yes, do the usual mods and tips: pump up the tires, etc. Put an aerocap on it.

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Originally Posted by superrick View Post
HHO does good in a diesel, but generating the gas has to be done without using power from the engine or its not really worth doing. well thats my opinion. I have experimented with HHO generation and did not have much luck because of the power required to generate it. but I have an idea that might work. I have a permanent magnet alternator that I plan to put a large fan blade on and put in the front of my car. the idea is to use the wind force that is already slowing down the car to turn the generator to make HHO to use in the engine. and since the wind is pushing against the car anyway why not put it to work to gain more power from the engine. another way would be to use solar panels to generate HHO while driving, you can use it as its made or use it on demand like store it under pressure in its container and then use it to accelerate from a stop to save fuel.
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