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Author Topic: Methane powered cars in Australia?  (Read 1092 times)

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« on: January 26, 2007, 08:56:05 PM »
Here's a question for people from down under, except jimboboz who I don't want to hear from because he's a scumbag and a coward like his buddy paladin:

I've heard repeatedly that in ww2 australians adapted their cars to run on methane due to oil and gas shortages. Is this true and if so how was it done and how was the methane produced?

The way the gas situation is now this tech, if it existed, should be looked at carefully.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007, 10:20:27 PM »
Quote from: Dominus Nox
Here's a question for people from down under, except jimboboz who I don't want to hear from because he's a scumbag and a coward like his buddy paladin:

I've heard repeatedly that in ww2 australians adapted their cars to run on methane due to oil and gas shortages. Is this true and if so how was it done and how was the methane produced?

The way the gas situation is now this tech, if it existed, should be looked at carefully.

I would only change this to read something more akin to...

"Even though gas is very cheap right now, we really should be preparing for the long term and this seems to be an interesting possibility."

I mean, gas is $2.00 a gallon in the US. It's not risen dramatically since the election as certain quarters suggest in hushed conspiritorial tones.

But it's better to think about these things when you have the luxury of not being nailed by $3.50 a gallon prices.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 01:16:13 AM »
Since no one made a userful reply I searched fo australian methane powered cars.

After getting hit after hit for the movie "Beyond thunderdome" I finally dropped the ref to Oz and just searched for methane powered cars.

Lookee here: http://www.truehealth.org/volvomethanecars.html

Let's see, they cost a little more than a regular car, but cost 20-60% less to operate than a "petrol" car, methane refills are commonly available in europe and the damn things emit about 25% less greenhouse gas than regular cars. Oh, and methane id a renewable energy source, in fact it could be processed from the tons of pig manure that go untreated in "battery pork farms" that have replace family ran pig farms lately and aren't required to process their pigshit like the family ran ones were.

So why the HELL aren't we seeing these things all over america yet? The slightly higher initial cost would quickly be offset by lower fuel costs, and we could give tax incentives to people who use these. Hey, let's go all the way and make a methane powered hybrid! Damn, that ought to be a car that the planet would just love!

(Sits back and waits for someone to call me bigoted against gasoline poiwered cars. :))
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007, 01:37:18 AM »
I gotta get me one of these so I can say I've got a car that runs on swine power.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007, 08:16:53 AM »
If I could figure a way to run a combustion engine using only the power of other people's stupidity, I'd be king of the damn world and Firetop Mountain.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 01:10:18 PM »
You could run a pipe right up through the driver's seat and eat beans. It's a perpetual motion machine!

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 07:31:40 AM »
Quote from: Dominus Nox
I've heard repeatedly that in ww2 australians adapted their cars to run on methane due to oil and gas shortages. Is this true and if so how was it done and how was the methane produced?
The way the gas situation is now this tech, if it existed, should be looked at carefully.


The methane was produced from Jimknob's big fat dunny hole of a mouth. So thats the downside to this particular form of technology!:D
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 11:42:36 AM »
Wow.  Another thread necromancy from a troll.

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 11:58:22 AM »
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The methane was produced from Jimknob's big fat dunny hole of a mouth. So thats the downside to this particular form of technology!:D


Kyle/JimBob peed in your Wheaties.  We get it.  Now shut up and for the love of all that is holy post something interesting.  Please.


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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 08:12:19 AM »
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Wow.  Another thread necromancy from a troll.

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Blowing your trumpet again are you?:rolleyes:
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 08:39:54 AM »
Did you actually just dig up a two month old thread to make a shitty...er, 'witty'...comment in response to a 6 month old quasi-flame?

Go outside. Seriously.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007, 09:53:29 AM »
For fuck's sake, Anthrobot. I have NO problem with people doing thread necromancy IF they're going to say something useful that contributes to the topic matter.

What you did here is pretty fucking unconscionable, on the other hand.

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