Happy or Terrible?

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 - 3:42am

Let's hope for a "Happy Tuesday".

Just a few items for you to review. First, this great article from Alisdair Macleod which covers some of the same territory that Trader Dan plowed over the weekend. https://alasdairmacleod.blogspot.com/2012/07/managed-money-positions-on-us-futures.html

Speaking of Trader Dan, he was talking about the grains today: https://www.traderdannorcini.blogspot.com/2012/07/grain-index-approaching-2008-peak.html. And so was ZeroHedge: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/putting-corn-harvest-drought-and-flood-context

Santa's pal Eric has written an interesting piece where he discusses several of the CoT trends that we've been covering ad nauseam here. https://edegrootinsights.blogspot.ca/2012/07/this-major-fed-move-is-about-to-create.html

And the LIEbor scandal continues to grow. HEEHEEHAHA! Just for fun, here are two articles which mention two of the primary forces behind The Evil Empire, JPM and HBSC.

Lastly, one final bit of fun from FreedomFest. While I was strolling the floor on Thursday, I ran into Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network. He asked if I could spare a few minutes and I gladly obliged. Here's the link to the 5-6 minute interview. https://financialsurvivalnetwork.com/2012/07/turd-ferguson-everyone-should-be-buying-precious-metals/

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Dagney Taggart
Jul 18, 2012 - 1:04am

Night, Mr. Fix. Thank you for

Night, Mr. Fix.

Thank you for your comments. It really is nice to hear talk about the knowledge we really do have that if released, there would have been no reason to prep in the first place. I pray, as many of you do, that wise, decent, and intelligent humanity will prevail next time.

Mr. Fix
Jul 18, 2012 - 1:02am

Good night.

Have a wonderful evening, all you gold and silver bugs,

I must get some sleep now,

it's going to be a long hot day at work tomorrow.

Mr. Fix
Jul 18, 2012 - 12:46am

New thread?


double post

sorry 'bout that

Mr. Fix
Jul 18, 2012 - 12:44am

New thread?

@ Boswell

I would be perfectly happy with a moonshot in the prices of precious metals.

In the meantime, just biding my time.

There are plenty of forums dedicated to saving energy,

I have read many of them, full of great ideas.

And sometimes it's nice to take a break from the Grand Global Depression,

and the unfolding economic Armageddon.

Jul 18, 2012 - 12:39am

New thread?

I think it's time for a new forum thread on fuel systems ;-)

(I find it interesting, but "that guy' is still out there.)

Mr. Fix
Jul 18, 2012 - 12:38am

Vapors on YouTube.


If you were to go to YouTube, and type in vaporizing carburetor,

you will get 10 pages of videos.

The one that I mentioned before, took a while to find,

he asks Obama for help at approximately 2 min. and 50 seconds in.

He explains his problem with the part of the gasoline that does not vaporize.

Here's the link:

Here is definitive proof on how to separate all Atoms in all liquid soluble matter.
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Mr. Fix
Jul 18, 2012 - 12:25am

a really big fuel filter?


Correct me if I'm wrong,

but it sounds like your solution to the problem is a really big, but extremely fine fuel filter.

Maybe instead of using one of those little store-bought fuel filters,

I go to something that every large like an entire house water purifier filter

or something along those lines....

I was hoping for something just a little more maintenance-free,

but I will certainly give your suggestion a good try,

since it does make perfect sense.

I was also thinking of creating a vaporizer that did not require recirculating the liquid gas.

Possibly if I hit it with enough heat all at once,

it may just all vaporize.

My next design may incorporate a high-pressure fuel injector

against the heat source that is at the exhaust manifold temperature.

That way, at least any build up would be on the heat source,

and would not continually builds up within the fuel itself.

I have thought a lot about this over the last 15 years,

it seems almost as if the very act of boiling the gasoline creates the substance that I am talking about.

It wasn't picked up in the fuel filter, until after the gas had been subjected to heat.

The original designs work by recycling the gas.

It may work if it's all vaporized in one shot.

I may take the time myself to watch a few more YouTube videos,

the world seems to be full of bright ideas these days.

Lots of folks trying to solve this....................


Jul 18, 2012 - 12:06am
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:33pm

Mr Fix

A point you might find useful: todays gasoline is hydroscopic due to the MTBE and ethanol being added. It absorbs moisture from the air. Dry gas evaporates very cleanly and leaves no residue. (Google the specs for gas from any of the usual oil companies and you will see they have an test for total distillation residue and the numbers are very few milligrams per gallon... Or more than an order of magnitude less than the best gasoline from the 1970s).

The stuff you see for residue today are water-based compounds. These are NOT part of the fuel. They are contaminants. If you want to remove them, Stabil isnt the answer. All that does is compound the problem. Instead, run the fuel through a molecular sieve or dessicant media. The result will be anhydrous fuel...and it will leave no residue on evaporation. Stabil just keeps the glop in solution and keeps it from settling out.

Want a bulletproof preservative? Pour a little silicone-based oil in your tank. It forms an impenetrable barrier to the atmosphere. But may God have mercy on your soul if you let the tank get near the empty mark. It doesnt burn. At all :) The military used to use this trick on backup fuel supplies. Worked great, until the silicone oils started getting the injector pumps.

Mr. Fix
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:20pm

More vapors.

@Roark and Boswell,

Just a couple of observations,

over the past couple of years I have noticed that gasoline tends to turn into gelatin if left in a carburetor over the winter.

You must use a product called "Stable" now in order to keep the gas fresh.

When I was much younger, a car that had been sitting for years, would still start and run.

And when gasoline evaporated inside the fuel bowl of the carburetor, the residue did not clog the carburetor.

Now that residue turns into a thick gloppy mess.

The design that I used back in the 80s, was in fact a separate vaporizing box as you described.

It was approximately the size of a very large automotive battery.

To make room for it, I simply put the battery in the trunk.

the next vaporizer that I build, I may simply be able to overcome the fact that it does not all evaporate,

by adding "Stable" to the gas.

If I still own a car, next year, I will attempt it. but somehow, I don't expect it to be quite as simple as that.

The original design, required that I start the car using the cars stock carburetor.

After warm-up, I used the exhaust to heat up the vaporizing chamber.

Then I would switch the carburetor off, and the vaporizing chamber on.

. The vapors were fed into the engine at the base of the carburetor, through a second butterfly valve to regulate the vapor flow.

. Gasoline used to evaporate completely. That is no longer true.

from what I have seen of other people attempting to do what I have done recently,

they seem to be experiencing exactly the same problem..

There is one guy on YouTube begging Obama for help! Very funny!

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