sulavaca wrote:Even these wouldn't be a simple solution. They would need large battery packs, a large amount of re-wiring and an alternative alternator.
Probably not for the extremely minimal usage I outlined, though restricting them to that usage might admittedly be a waste.
Then you have the engine issues. About 80 percent of engine wear occurs on start up only, when the oil has drained out of the oil pump and galleys. To reduce this the vehicle would also then need an additional electric oil pump, which would automatically kick in before startup.
Again, for the minimal usage I outlined, that seems to be a rather secondary issue, and, as I've pointed out several times on here to deafening silence, its one that can rather simply be addressed by a (solenoid controlled if necessary) oil accumulator, which could be rather simply retrofitted. You don't need an electric oil pump.
HHO vehicles are HHO vehicles and are designed to work with a normal old tech setup. I haven't seen a simple electrical motor setup yet however, which would turn a vehicle into a well working hybrid with a minimum of alteration. I don't think one will be available either as an HHO setup would be the immediate cheap and simple solution. You can even build one at home with varying results.
Hmm...OK, on the subject of deafening silences.... although I initially thought you were trying an April Fool, I'm now fairly convinced that you really do think there's something in this "Brown's Gas" malarky.
I don't rule it out absolutely, and we had a thread a while ago on an HHO generator I'd seen at a Taipei "Green" expo, which claimed, plausibly I thought, to increase combustion efficiency a bit.
I havn't seen anything to justify or explain really large benefits, though, from you or anyone else. Have I missed something?