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my80chevette

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A few years ago I worked on using compressed air to run an old lawnmower engine and it worked reasonably well. I was wondering if anyone considered trying something similar on a larger scale? Rangers are fairly light weight and with a manual tranny a smaller two or four cylinder engine running on compressed air might be feasible. Of course the bed would be the perfect place for the tanks too!!:yahoo:
 


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running engines on air is very inefficient unless its an external combustion (hot air engine) like the old sterlings were back in like the 20's, but still not very efficient.
 

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Yeah I figured that electric would be better but thought I would check to see if anyone here had experimented with the concept. I considered using a solar oven I built to run a steam powered air compressor to fill the air tanks. I have several scavenged high pressure tanks mounted in my uncles garage I got from a bottleling plant that closed a few years ago. If batteries werent so expensive this alternate energy thing would be so much easier!!:icon_thumby:
 

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When I saw the topic the first thing that came to mind was a flying ranger.
 

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no none of this electric crap...or hydrogen or solar crap....steam is the future!!!! nuclear power ranger!!!

sorry for the spelling and typeing
 

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Nawww....nitromethaine or how ever you spell it. Just get up to high speed a coast.
 

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I'd still like to score one of the old electric Rangers that were so common around here in the early 90's....

Me too. I remember those rolling around.

Oh btw, I was living on 10 and gratiot at the time.
 

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compressed air is actually used in india to power delivery trucks.i haven't studied it too much,but if they are using it it must work.drives my die grinder pretty good.
 

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