Category Archives: Automotive

Recording 2019-04-06 Richard Hoagland Radio Show

On April 6, Moray King, Paul Babcock, Jim Murray, David Alzofon, myself and a few others were on The Other Side of Midnight, which is Richard Hoagland’s radio show. Walt Jenkins was the guest host.

That’s quite a few people for one show, but we all managed to contribute a bit.

The show page with a bunch of graphics and video embeds are here: https://www.theothersideofmidnight.com/2019-04-06-jenkins/

You can download this show here – right click on this link and select SAVE AS: https://content.streamhoster.com/file/osom/osom/Jenkins_HyperdimensionalMachines_AndTheMadmenWhoCreateThem_2019-04-06_OSOM.mp3?dl=1

Shell’s 107 MPG Concept Car

Shell introduced a 107 MPG car but are they moving forward or backward?

Not that long ago, they developed this, which you can see in the following video:

Their focus is on how much emissions are reduced over the lifetime of the car or at least that is what they want the public to focus on. This is like Elon Musk’s solar panel roof tiles that gets a pay back over decades. If you want an extremely long-term return on investment, it seems like a good idea, but in the modern rush-rush world, it seems unlikely that the average person wants to wait that long or can afford to wait that long!

That isn’t the only issue with this new Shell concept car that gets 107 MPG. ROI is one thing, but MPG is another and is more immediate. 107 seems impressive although small diesel Volkswagens in Europe have been developed with MPG capability that is close but they never make it here to the states because of the excuse is that there is no demand for that kind of car in the American market. Really???

If you can look past Shell’s nonsense about how much emissions are reduced over the lifetime of the car, here is what Shell developed back in 1973 – an Opal that achieved 376 MPG!!

http://www.376mpg.com/

That is 3.5 times or 350% MORE MPG than the new 107 MPG concept car.

Here is a video shoot of the car intended for Dutch television:

Although this Opel had a very small carburetor and the engine bay was modified to contain all the heat as well as many other considerations, it proves the point that the bottom line is that 45 year ago, they achieved nearly 400 MPG!!

In the book Fuel Economy of the Gasoline Engine, on page 223, this 376 MPG Open is described: Fuel Economy of the Gasoline Engine

So, are we making progress? Are we there yet? 107 MPG in the last few years or let’s go back to 1973 where they already achieved 376 MPG – it’s up to you to figure out if we’re moving forward or we’re simply the butt of a joke.

And what does this page say? https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/future-transport/shell-concept-car.html

Shell is not intending to take this car into commercial production. Instead, we alongside our partners, see it as a conversation starter: a way to accelerate the dialogue about how we make road vehicles more energy efficient and less carbon-intensive. ” – SHELL

So not only is Shell willing to tease us with a 107 MPG car that gets a bit more than 1/4 the MPG than what they achieved in 1973 – nearly half a century ago, they have no intention of allowing you to have it since the only thing it is supposed to do is accelerate the dialogue. With that trend, in another 46  years, they’ll be convincing you that 25 MPG is a really big deal!

To be fair, Shell isn’t the only one playing games – years ago, Chevy had a commercial talking about the revolutionary 35 MPG breakthrough technology, which is years after many other cars far surpassed that level.

And look at Honda – in the early or mid 1990’s, they had a Honda Civic VX that could get 50-55 MPG – every model since then has achieved about 20 MPG LESS than what they were getting nearly 30 years ago!

In the late 70’s and early 80’s Volkswagon had the Golf and Rabbit diesels that were also getting 50-55 MPG and those went by the wayside as well.

Who knows what it will take to get forward progress rather than 2 steps forward and 3 steps back – but in any case, the oil and auto companies have proven themselves to be consistent in one thing and one thing only – and that is the fact that the technology has nothing to do with advancement because if it did, we’d all be driving cars getting hundreds of miles per gallon. It is obviously political and financial and whatever mile per gallon you achieve in your vehicle is made possible only because they dial in exactly what mileage they allow you to have  rather than giving you what they are capable of providing.

Some may be skeptical in thinking that this is just some conspiracy theory but whether my reasoning is accurate or not is irrelevant – the historical facts speak for themselves so you must come to your own conclusion as to why it’s taken over 40 years for Shell to demonstrate a car that gets a bit more than 25% of the mileage they achieved back in the early 1970s. Mileage is increased then decreased and increased and decreased and this pattern has remained for many, many decades.

Please share this story with your friends and ask them to do the same. We deserve better than this and everyone deserves to know the truth. One thing is for sure, they invented a new definition for the term Shell Game!

Plasma Ignition Tutorial

Here is a full tutorial on how I installed my patented plasma ignition system on a 1977 Datsun 620 pickup with a rebuilt L20B engine.

If you want the full book and presentation package that gives you more than you ever wanted to know about this plasma ignition system that obsoletes virtually ever performance ignition system on the market anywhere, then visit http://ignitionsecrets.com

Plasma Ignition
Plasma Ignition

Water Powered Moped?

EDIT – Denis Garnier on Facebook brought this to my attention: Aaron, the Greek inventor is named Petros Evangelou Zografos (Makis Triantafillopoulos is just a well known journalist in Greece who presented the Zografos invention at the TV in the presence of some scientists ). His invention is protected by the patent n° GR1007830 (METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WATER ELECTROLYSIS AND PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN TO BE USED AS COMBUSTIBLE UPON UTILISATION OF COMBINED FREQUENCIES) … Here is one of the Makis Triantafillopoulos recorded presentation (in greek) of Petros Zografos invention powering a genset … Have a nice week-end !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7UseeKEvM

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Makis Triantafillopoulos in Greece claims to have created a moped that runs on water.

He uses milliwatts of RF to separate hydrogen from salt water – this process is reminiscent of the late John Kanzius who was able to “burn” salt water.

This is a Greek website translated into English so it won’t be a perfect translation, but it is understandable. The formula to his claim is not revealed as it appears he is waiting for worldwide patent protection.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zougla.gr%2Fgreece%2Farticle%2Fi-kinisi-me-idrogono-apoteli-pragmatikotita&langpair=auto|en&hl=en

Here is a video, which didn’t appear on the website where it was supposed to:

 

Dual Plasma Ignition

Plasma Ignition
Plasma Ignition

The video below is a dual plasma ignition system – symmetrical and in parallel to give a plasma impulse to 2 different spark plugs 180 degrees from each other. It is for an experimental engine, which has 2 cylinders.

This video is recorded in hi-def so you can see it clearly if you open it to full screen. Please give a like and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

To learn all the details on this kind of ignition system, please visit http://ignitionsecrets.com

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Robert L. “Bob” Sewell – Regenerative Electric Car Inventor

It’s difficult to say who developed the first electric car that charges it’s own batteries by coasting down a hill and having the motor become a generator.

One thing is for sure, in the 1950’s, Bob Sewell, of Spokane, Washington, retrofit a 1947 Crosley Station Wagon with an aircraft starter motor that exactly accomplishes these regenerative methods and he did it as an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Idaho.

It made national news and was even featured in a full page story in the November 1957 issue of Popular Mechanics. See it here: November 1957 Popular Mechanics

Bob Sewell
In a popular article about electric cars back in 1960, which was published in the Saturday Evening Post, Bob Sewell is even mentioned in the same paragraph as the legend Charles Proteus Steinmetz. Apparently, Steinmetz had worked out the regenerative electric car back in 1913.

As the subject heats up, ideas keep popping out: Why not put electric chargers on parking meters, an extra dime giving a parked car ten miles of recharge while it waits? Why not design the motor to become a generator going downgrade, recharging the battery and helping to brake the car? Charles P. Steinmetz, the electrical wizard, had that worked out in 1913. Robert Sewell, an engineering student at the University of Idaho last year, now with Washington Water Power, has applied this idea to an electrified Crosley station wagon.

See the original article: Are Electric Cars Coming Back?

Bob recently passed away so there is a lot we’ll never get to share with each other in regards to some fun and exciting electrical experiments. He definitely had a sparkle in his eye when I told him about some of the work of Eric Dollard, Jim Murray and others we’re involved with. Whenever Eric Dollard stayed at my home, he parks his car in perfect view for Bob to see all the antennas on it – something Bob could appreciate as a Ham Radio operator. Bob Sewell was my neighbor.

I’ll always remember him waving at me every time he drove by my house in his little maroon PT Cruiser, literally driving about 2 miles per hour. Happy travels Bob!


Robert L. “Bob” SEWELL (06/07/1934 – 11/07/2014)

SEWELL, Robert L. “Bob” 1934 – 2014 Passed away November 7th 2014, at his home in Spokane, WA of natural causes. His wife of 54 years, Helen (Pugh), preceded Robert in death in May 2010. Robert is survived by son Donald (Kathy Rigsby-Sewell); grandson Tyler (12); daughter Mary Ann Sewell-Driftmeyer (Todd); and Sister Barbara Sewell-Young (Steve). Robert was born June 7th, 1934 in Orofino, ID to Byron and Pauline (Holstein) Sewell. He graduated from Wallace High School in 1952 then attended the University of Idaho, working as a Hasher in Kappa Sigma Fraternity to put himself thru School. While there in Moscow, Bob built one of the World’s first electric cars which he often drove around campus and was featured in the November 1957 edition of Popular Mechanics. It was also during his time at U of I that he met his future wife, his ‘Florence Nightingale’ Nurse Helen Pugh. While home on Christmas break from College in December 1954, Bob developed Appendicitis and was rushed to the E.R. at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane where Helen just happened to be working that day and as they say…the rest was history. He married Helen Louise Pugh at the Hillyard Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1956. After graduating from U of I in 1957 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he worked for the Washington Water Power (Avista Corp.) from June 1957 to December 1989 when he took early retirement. In the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, Robert was instrumental in design and development of most of the region’s infrastructure of high-voltage Transmission and Distribution lines built to service the region’s burgeoning Hydroelectric Dams. He was published both regionally and nationally many times, receiving numerous awards for Inventions and patented devices. In 1970 he designed and built his and Helen’s ‘dream house’ on in north Spokane where he lived for 44 years. As Superintendent of Electric Underground and Water, Robert was a major cog in transforming the downtown core of Spokane for the World’s Fair in 1974. Robert was involved for many years in Lion’s Club, Eagles Lodge, Spokane Lilac Festival, Avista Corp. Trailblazers, U of I Alumni Association, enjoyed taking the family on Summer vacations all across the United States and boat camping at area lakes with the Spokane Yacht Club, owning and mounting accessories to unique one-of-a-kind Campers, collecting and wearing hats, was a student of history, loved reading books, loved museums, Auto Drive-away adventures, numerous excursions with Inland Empire Tours, ham radio, car shows, antique and vintage cars, jazz festivals, ‘Big Band’ music, playing in the U of I Pep Band, anything World War II, Hillyard Senior Center, the Silver Café, thrift stores, pawn shops, yard sales, classified ads, auctions and last but not least eating/food especially juice, milk, ice cream and anything chocolate! A Memorial Service will be held Friday December 12, 2014, 2:00 pm at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall Street (SW Corner of Wall and Country Homes Boulevard) Spokane, WA 99208 followed by fellowship time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Gospel Mission Ministries P.O. Box 4066 Spokane, WA 99220

Tesla Impulse on a Spark Plug

Since the 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference, thousands of people have been studying the presentations released and some are even applying the information with real experiments.
 
Ignition Secrets was so popular because it gives simple step by step instructions on how to build a plasma ignition system.
 
What makes the Murakami Plasma Ignition so unique is that it allows anyone to use just about any off the shelf CDI (capacitive discharge ignition) or MSD (multiple spark discharge) unit and with simple modifications, turn it into a full blown plasma ignition system. Take note that the energy required to produce the spark in the left side photo is the SAME energy required to produce the plasma impulse on the right.
 
Many experts in both conventional and unconventional ignition systems have openly claimed that this modification cannot be done to these off the shelf ignition modules because a switch inside of them chops the capacitor off and on too fast, but once again, we’d like to show you that what the “experts” else says is impossible, we are able to actually demonstrate.
 
Watch this video of my car with an off the shelf performance ignition coil from MSD and a MSD DIS-2 capacitor discharge module for wasted spark ignition systems first produce the normally expected discharge at the spark plug and then watch as it produces the plasma impulse. That causes the capacitor to discharge at an accelerated rate at a negative resistance thereby giving an impulse of all that energy into a smaller unit of time, much smaller than is normally supposed to be possible, which massively amplifies the power right at the spark plug.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1XSzVG2ppA
That module and ignition coil are only for 4 cylinder wasted spark ignition systems, but MSD makes them for all kinds of engines and those that you see in the video are not even intended for Subaru engines but it works anyway.
Learn more about this amazing plasma ignition method at: Ignition Secrets