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 on: August 22, 2017, 06:31:32 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
Yes i know how you feel Tom, it feels like this engine should be used for a particular task, mayby a small car - buggy with interior cab, i can use the heat off the engine to heat the cab up during winter driving.

Im actully eager to run it i think it should last over 2000 hours before needing a overhaul, maybe it will last 5000 hours? Who knows lol If i take good care of it  Grin The paint job will last the longest i can say that!!

It dont cost much for parts to rebuild these smaller diesel engines so im not worried Smiley

 on: August 22, 2017, 09:08:11 AM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Tom
As purdy as that engine is, how are you going to bring yourself to run it?

 on: August 22, 2017, 12:43:59 AM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
Thank you Ron Smiley I like to take it to the fullest and best i can with what i have for resources when i do a project Grin
This project is only possible because im taking my sweet ass time, right now im just waiting a good week for the paint to harden up, its very dry now! Then ill be installing the alternator, so ill have to buy that then a torque wrench to finalize everything.  Cheesy

 on: August 20, 2017, 09:51:50 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by vdubnut62
I do believe you, Sir, are an overachiever. Grin

 on: August 20, 2017, 09:49:43 PM 
Started by LowGear - Last post by vdubnut62
Have you bothered to look into the death rates for the people that process the rare earth minerals and build the exotic batteries that these "green" little 'lectric fellers have to possess
to be viable?
And no, I have not either, but my spidey sense tells me a wow moment would be in order.

 on: August 20, 2017, 08:57:41 AM 
Started by LowGear - Last post by LowGear
Everything has a cost.  And the chumps (me to please) at the register more or less pay for everything.  That's just the reality of the market economy or any other economies as far as I know.  Whether you're paying a whopping 10% sales tax here in Washington or 4 plus 8% (state income tax) in Hawaii just about everything is paid for by the people that buy stuff.  OK, the Cayman Islands crowd avoid this bothersome step but the rest of us are payers.

To me the question is "Are we going to better off in 10 years or not".  Will there be less pollution in the air and water or the same or even more?  Have I mentioned the inherent transportation tax - subsidy of setting in traffic 12 minutes a day in older cars where the engine continues to run.  That's one hour a week and well over 40 hours a year or a week's time you donate to inefficient transportation.  And no improvement as a result of your loss/investment of a work weeks time.  "Raise my gas tax?" and "Subsidize mass transit?"?

Coal dust is almost a death ray.  From killing miners cardiovascular systems during harvest, blowing up mines, poisoning the transportation pathways and finally pooping contaminates into the atmosphere during the final conversion process it would still be a downward spiral all over the world had governments not encouraged change to less destructive methods of energy production.

Are our sacrifices going to make for a better tomorrow, the same old stuff or even worse?  Will the men and women that give their lives in the middle east make life any better for us?  Why are you so comfortable with these subsidies that we pay for petroleum and so concerned about the temporary subsidies we let the renewable energy industry earn?

 on: August 19, 2017, 05:45:34 PM 
Started by LowGear - Last post by mobile_bob
it was a whole lots easier to give away land that didn't belong to the government to the railroads than it is to take money out of the pockets of one hell of a lot of folks that live far below the needed level of income to buy a musk-mobile, or a leaf, or whatever the latest subsidized by the tax payer car on the market.

as i see it the real problem comes down to "how do you pay for it?"  everything from incentives for manufactures, promoters, and above average income earners.

if you can afford an electric car, why the hell should those that are on low fixed incomes, below poverty incomes, disability, etc , subsidize at the register the energy costs for some more well healed customer driving his cute little electric car, all the while having his/her nose in the air looking down from their obviously superior perch on the underlings that are paying for their power to recharge?

in my not so humble opinion, if you can afford an electric vehicle, you should also afford the charger cost at the local market or mall, or wherever you plug in!

what the hell is wrong with that?

i don't even want to go down this path.

bob g

 on: August 18, 2017, 08:21:14 PM 
Started by Jesse McB - Last post by Jesse McB
Hers a few more pics after some touchups

 on: August 17, 2017, 05:48:15 AM 
Started by LowGear - Last post by LowGear
Don't worry Steve.  The end of the all electric for everything promotion is starting to come to an end.  It should start making it's own way pretty soon.  It's much like the railroads receiving a 20 mile ownership path as they laid track across the old West to make way for progress.  I wonder how much road would have been laid without the 20 mile wide "incentive"? 

You are absolutely correct about we Washingtonians being slackers in renewable energy generation adoption.  The sooner we get our grid green the sooner electrical stuff will be green and that includes juice for air conditioners as well as the production of gasoline which I believe has 4 KW required for every gallon(?).  This greener grid will also shut down the dirtiest power in the world - coal.  China, the new energy leaders of the world, are running from coal as fast as we can build super ports to ship it to a dwindling market.  But not to worry as this rather pure and raw carbon will be very handy in future carbon manipulation manufacturing processes just as petroleum will always make fabulous paint.

Gosh, we spend a lot of money in the Middle East protecting the trade routes for petroleum.  We also tragically squander lives there too.  This is done so petroleum companies can charge you for the gasoline at the pump and do business via accelerated depreciation schemes and the like with the IRS.  Have you seen the documentaries on cancer rates in petroleum processing areas like Louisiana compared to less prosperous or progressive areas?

I've been thinking about buying one of the dirtier automobiles like a Mazda RX-8 and sequestering it's carbon foot print because I only drive a few thousand miles a year.  I wish there was a sporty machine that used diesel.  Then I could have my cake and eat it too.



Oh, in Hawaii, they charge for paper sacks in some of the grocery stores and you think free sucker bet charging stations are a pain in the market scheme.  Can't write it here.   QFC eat your heart out.

 on: August 16, 2017, 09:04:00 PM 
Started by LowGear - Last post by Derb
Is all good Steve - we are charging away largely on hydro, Geothermal, Wind-Farm and  a little bit of Solar here in NZ. Begger-all Coal but a reasonable amount of Natural-Gas. All our charging stations are "Plug and Pay". They seem to be reasonably user-friendly also. I tow a 3 tonne caravan around sucking up good volumes of hydrocarbons in my diesel ute so haven't gone over to the dark side yet. Grin Cheers.

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