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Guy Claims 400 hp 110 mpg 500 lbs of tq on E85

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by BeefTaco, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Jul 4, 2008 at 7:22 PM
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    BeefTaco

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    CNN did a report on this guy says he has modified a '87 Mustang to have 400hp, 500lb/ft, go 0-60 in 3 seconds and get 110mpg on e85. :crazy:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/07/03/brilbeck.100mpg.car.wnwo

    His web site:http://www.hp2g.com/abouthp2g.html
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    "We redesigned a lot of different things on the [engine] block," the engineer said.
    "It's still a rod-and-piston engine; it just has a lot more electronics on it."
    Mr. Pelmear said that traditional gas engines operate "at a very low efficiency, like 8 to 10 percent, and our engine is like at 38 percent efficiency."

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    After spending what he said is more than $1.4 million pursuing patents and his design work, he recently picked up a new partner: Rocket Ventures, a venture capital arm of the Regional Growth Partnership in Toledo.

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    "I'm doing my own testing," he said, noting that he has performed simulation testing on the car. "The track is where you test real world."

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    On his quest to build a more fuel-efficient engine, Pelmear worked with Ford engineers who were testing his engine. Unfortunately, company cutbacks caused his engine testing to come to a stop.

    "Everybody that was testing my engine retired" when the company started making cutbacks, Pelmear said. "That happened more than once," he said, which was quite disappointing. "It was like we're going to get somewhere with this ... and then it disappears."
     
  2. Jul 4, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    lsocoee

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    too bad big oil will never let something like that go into production...
     
  3. Jul 4, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    Last week this same guy was claiming 80MPG.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    FWIW, the average gasoline engine is 30% or more efficient.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2008 at 9:50 PM
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    http://www.powertvonline.com/dynomax/

    They don't mention mpg but all of these cars were driven to this event. Click on the playlist in red next to the volume bar and go to Power to the wheels final shoot out. I didn't watch the video again but either all of the cars or just the winner is running E85.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2008 at 4:54 PM
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    I doubt it. News organizations are notorious for reporting bogus stuff when it comes to mileage boosting technologies (water injection, running cars on water, etc). Since they're journalists and not scientists and engineers, they're easier to fool.

    Does anyone really think Ford engineers would just let a revolutionary technology like that fall away? He needs to spend some of that venture capital money and take the vehicle to an independent laboratory to have it evaluated and certified.
     
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