propane engine

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Postby shadow69691 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:36 pm

hey guys, i been gone a while, have some Q's
im making a internal combustion propane powered engine for a science project, and i have most of the mechanics worked out.
to my question...
i was gonna do a hybrid sorta mix of propane and air to get more horsepower, and i want to know, where i can find some calculating tools to help me figure out the amount of air i need.
i already know of the program on latke's site, but that is for propane, correct?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:41 pm

These formulas should get you started: http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/inde ... ichiometry
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Postby c0mpl3x » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:58 pm

propane yeilds less hp vs gasoline
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Postby hi. » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:52 pm

Why dont you go to home depot and ask to look at their fork lifts? They run on propane. How are you going to get the fuel into the engine? (just curious) I'd like to see it when your done, so please post it.:D
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Postby Freefall » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:37 am

I'm curious; what do you mean by "a hybrid mix of propane and air"?
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Postby shadow69691 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:47 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Freefall
[br]I'm curious; what do you mean by "a hybrid mix of propane and air"?
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what i mean is to use like a 2-3x mix of propane and compressed air to get more power.
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Postby frankrede » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:06 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Freefall
[br]I'm curious; what do you mean by "a hybrid mix of propane and air"?
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">The same way a gasoline combustion engine is a hybrid probably. Compressed fuel and air.
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