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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010, 21:22:19 pm »
sorry to not post sooner.
 
That is not a cup of gasoline.  Hydrogen is lighter than air, Meyer had to "choke" the motor to keep the hydrogen from escaping.  Once the vacuum of the motor was in effect the "choke" could be removed.
well, why is he shuffeling it so sneaky away?
I know this is not a big thing, but it is at least funny to see him doing that....

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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010, 07:59:33 am »
CrazyEwok, yes, if you use a regulator, it will output constant voltage, however this design is non-regulated, and using a constant speed motor with constant rpm, and a variac to control input to control output
Sorry to be pedantic but my implecation was that by "adjusting" the "inward" power to an alternator then "shorting" the output you can adjust the outward voltage. Also the regulator for voltage and for amp flow are 2 different applications. which means you could remove one and leave the other... Still its a nasty piece of work trying to jerry rig an alternator to do what you want... might almost be worth while "re-wiring" it to get what you want... **wink** **wink**

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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 13:24:02 pm »
I believe it,s a 3x5 file card which is being used to hold open the butterfly valve on the carburator.  I use to do this all the time when my duster was flooded. You will see Stan put it in his pocket, a little hard to do with a cup.
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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2010, 10:08:31 am »
Yes, that must be the case there.
Simple add some petrol that way and startup the engine.

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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 08:50:41 am »
The video is not working

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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 05:52:56 am »
I believe it,s a 3x5 file card which is being used to hold open the butterfly valve on the carburator.  I use to do this all the time when my duster was flooded. You will see Stan put it in his pocket, a little hard to do with a cup

I remember reading that there was a team that entered a Hydrogen powered "car" into the land speed races in the US. They couldn't get the Carb to work with the hydrogen well so they ended up forcing it to WOT and then adjusted the flow rate of hydrogen to control engine speed. If all Stan needed was a little fuel to start the engine surely he could of devised a way to release the hydrogen into the intake while the starter was kicking over... to tell you the truth if i had to warm my engine up on petrol then drive on HHO its still worth its weight in gold!

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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 07:20:44 am »
he discuses this start up issue in patent 4,389,981

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Re: Beetle engine picture
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2012, 06:00:12 am »
was hoping someone knew wat all these things are.