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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #255 on: June 22, 2018, 05:08:37 PM »
Sulfuric acid isn't easy at all to make, unless you have the starting materials handy. One process uses elctrolysis of water. Starting material is....hydrobromic acid.

Nope. Don't got.

You can oxidize sulfur dioxide...nope.

Or...you could find some copper sulfate...maybe, not sure where, and use electrolysis to convert that.

Lacking, is an easy way to go from elemental sulfur straight to the sulfuric acid, although I'm sure somebody does have a hack to get there..
Easy peasy pudding and pie.... just take fool's gold and water... aka "acid mine drainage".

That is, if you happen to live right near some abandoned coal mines....
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #256 on: June 22, 2018, 06:42:55 PM »
Maybe take chainsaw chains and put a handle on each end for 2 men to work. At about 35$ each and if sharpened properly lasting 3 yrs, youre looking at 100$ a decade, post collapse.  Obviously needs experimentation prior to forking out.
They have one-man hand chain saws already.  Once you use one of those, you'll realize that it is the saw chain that is the real technology, all the rest is just a fancy crank.
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« Reply #257 on: June 22, 2018, 07:16:23 PM »
Maybe take chainsaw chains and put a handle on each end for 2 men to work. At about 35$ each and if sharpened properly lasting 3 yrs, youre looking at 100$ a decade, post collapse.  Obviously needs experimentation prior to forking out.
They have one-man hand chain saws already.  Once you use one of those, you'll realize that it is the saw chain that is the real technology, all the rest is just a fancy crank.
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #258 on: August 06, 2018, 06:05:26 PM »
The heat has forced me inside for much of the last month, making a mockery of me trying to detach from the internet.

I'm getting shit done... but not what people expect of me or I expect of myself. Its the heat. The heat. The heat..... The heat.

Fuck it. I have to post about what has been on my mind... if only to get it out of my head and move on.

Sooooo. I did another short post at Dark Green Mountain. In it I quoted something Surly had pointed out for posterity.

Here is the latest post. Enjoy...or fire away. Whatever.

https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/c5-says-its-not-the-heat-its-the-stupidity/

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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #259 on: August 06, 2018, 06:44:20 PM »
The heat has forced me inside for much of the last month, making a mockery of me trying to detach from the internet.

I'm getting shit done... but not what people expect of me or I expect of myself. Its the heat. The heat. The heat..... The heat.

Fuck it. I have to post about what has been on my mind... if only to get it out of my head and move on.

Sooooo. I did another short post at Dark Green Mountain. In it I quoted something Surly had pointed out for posterity.

Here is the latest post. Enjoy...or fire away. Whatever.

https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/c5-says-its-not-the-heat-its-the-stupidity/

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And to be crystal clear, C5, you are doing EXACTLY the right sort of nothing....
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #260 on: August 11, 2018, 01:44:14 PM »
The latest experiment at Dark Green Mountain Survival Research Centre started today. I used the meager "Tips" from my blog page to purchase a 2stroke bike motor. The build was a bit more challenging than expected... but why whine. 

Today was the shake out ride. 10 km into town for beer and another 10 back, slightly uphill.

First thoughts,... Its actually a bit too fast. I bet you weren't expecting that. Its a gearing issue. Its torc range wants to run just slightly faster than top gear. That makes it a bit of a problem for getting up steep hills. You can get up those steep hills, no problem, with pedaling assist, but only if you stay in that speed power range.

If you are on a hill and have to come to a stop you are sort of fucked. you would have to go back down the hill and start again at spead. (its a bit of a problem for us as you have to slow down at our drive way and go up the hill with no speed behind it. Still worked though with pedal assist)

That speed range is a bit of a problem with bumpy gravel roads or our grossly unkept pavement. I see wipe outs in our future. So, there is some danger involved until we get used to the system. Breaks, clutch and gearing take extra thought. Not as easy as a motorcycle.

Would work way better on upkept urban pavement..

And it is loud. Not harley loud but a sort of clanky loud that makes you think something is rattling off. For longer rides, it is going to require ear plugs to take that tinny rattle out.

That complaining said, I am very impressed. It does the job. This is about to become a commuter vehicle. Its the first real test of tests for us. MrsC5 will take over soon and I hope she doesnt break anything or break down. She took a job 20minuites driving time away. We are hoping it will be an hour- hour 15 (most of it on the canada trail. Gravel but no traffic.) We have to test its reliability (on a job she doesnt mind losing for being late)

This week, I will do the run to her place of work to see if its gas range gets here to and from on a single tank of 2 stroke mixed gas.

FYI. The upgrade was done with less than 300 canadian dollars with a few "Upgraded" parts in that cost, as opposed to 3 thousand for electric. The carbon saving is in not paying for it by carbon intensive work. Not perfect but lets roll with it an see. Carbon savings in not paying for insurance, inspections, licensing or costly car repairs. Extra carbon spewing work hours.

If the oil stops for good, take off the engine. You still have a bike. That is the theory I am working with at the moment. I will need more time for a hands on, experienced opinion 

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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #261 on: August 24, 2018, 09:12:00 PM »
I've been meaning to thank you. I had watched Victorian farm, edwardian farm, and my personal favourite wartime farm but somehow managed to miss tales from the green valley. Nice to see the gang looking so fresh; less produced more raw.
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #262 on: August 25, 2018, 10:13:15 AM »
The latest experiment at Dark Green Mountain Survival Research Centre started today. I used the meager "Tips" from my blog page to purchase a 2stroke bike motor. The build was a bit more challenging than expected... but why whine. 

Today was the shake out ride. 10 km into town for beer and another 10 back, slightly uphill.

First thoughts,... Its actually a bit too fast. I bet you weren't expecting that. Its a gearing issue. Its torc range wants to run just slightly faster than top gear. That makes it a bit of a problem for getting up steep hills. You can get up those steep hills, no problem, with pedaling assist, but only if you stay in that speed power range.

If you are on a hill and have to come to a stop you are sort of fucked. you would have to go back down the hill and start again at spead. (its a bit of a problem for us as you have to slow down at our drive way and go up the hill with no speed behind it. Still worked though with pedal assist)

That speed range is a bit of a problem with bumpy gravel roads or our grossly unkept pavement. I see wipe outs in our future. So, there is some danger involved until we get used to the system. Breaks, clutch and gearing take extra thought. Not as easy as a motorcycle.

Would work way better on upkept urban pavement..

And it is loud. Not harley loud but a sort of clanky loud that makes you think something is rattling off. For longer rides, it is going to require ear plugs to take that tinny rattle out.

That complaining said, I am very impressed. It does the job. This is about to become a commuter vehicle. Its the first real test of tests for us. MrsC5 will take over soon and I hope she doesnt break anything or break down. She took a job 20minuites driving time away. We are hoping it will be an hour- hour 15 (most of it on the canada trail. Gravel but no traffic.) We have to test its reliability (on a job she doesnt mind losing for being late)

This week, I will do the run to her place of work to see if its gas range gets here to and from on a single tank of 2 stroke mixed gas.

FYI. The upgrade was done with less than 300 canadian dollars with a few "Upgraded" parts in that cost, as opposed to 3 thousand for electric. The carbon saving is in not paying for it by carbon intensive work. Not perfect but lets roll with it an see. Carbon savings in not paying for insurance, inspections, licensing or costly car repairs. Extra carbon spewing work hours.

If the oil stops for good, take off the engine. You still have a bike. That is the theory I am working with at the moment. I will need more time for a hands on, experienced opinion

I created a 2 stroke pedal bike a few years back.
At the time I rode it about 4 miles to & from work.
Over hill & dale. Wore out that Chinese metallurgy in no time. Rings lost compression from the grinding the hills.
And running the little P.O.S. in 90+ degree weather wasn't helping matters.
The heat will do in all small motor/engine HMD's in short work.
With the UVC in the uptick phase there won't be much use for any type of mechanical device unless it's mule powered.
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #263 on: August 25, 2018, 10:26:09 AM »
There's a good reason Peru and most of Asia runs on  4 stroke 125CC Honda knock-offs. It's the smallest gas engine that has the power and the longevity to be practical.

This is the best deal on the planet.



At $220 complete with wet plate clutch and 4 speed manual tranny, it's the closest thing to perfect I can think of, next to Zig-Zag slowburners.

Besides, you meet the nicest people on a Honda.

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« Reply #264 on: August 25, 2018, 10:46:00 AM »
There's a good reason Peru and most of Asia runs on  4 stroke 125CC Honda knock-offs. It's the smallest gas engine that has the power and the longevity to be practical.

This is the best deal on the planet.



At $220 complete with wet plate clutch and 4 speed manual tranny, it's the closest thing to perfect I can think of, next to Zig-Zag slowburners.

Besides, you meet the nicest people on a Honda.

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That one brings back some memories for yours truly.


Looks like it should mount up to a pedal bike fairly easy.
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« Reply #265 on: August 25, 2018, 10:59:56 AM »
That's a lot of ponies for a bicycle. It would fly. Most people lack the skill and judgment required to pilot such a device these days.

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I feel the need for speed...LOL.
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« Reply #266 on: August 25, 2018, 11:35:51 AM »
That's a lot of ponies for a bicycle. It would fly. Most people lack the skill and judgment required to pilot such a device these days.

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I feel the need for speed...LOL.

I'd be checking the welding on that HMD after each run. HO-LEE chitttt  :evil4:
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #267 on: August 25, 2018, 11:42:12 AM »
I'd like to find a good 4WD Ewz with dual 5000W electric motors.  Closest I found was a Brit manufactured one for a cool $12K, too much money.

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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #268 on: August 25, 2018, 11:57:21 AM »
I'd like to find a good 4WD Ewz with dual 5000W electric motors.  Closest I found was a Brit manufactured one for a cool $12K, too much money.

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I wonder if old man Porsche's 1901 Quattro electric auto blueprints are available for review.
With some mods I'll bet that would make a nice cripple cart.
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Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« Reply #269 on: August 25, 2018, 01:23:44 PM »
There's a good reason Peru and most of Asia runs on  4 stroke 125CC Honda knock-offs. It's the smallest gas engine that has the power and the longevity to be practical.

This is the best deal on the planet.



At $220 complete with wet plate clutch and 4 speed manual tranny, it's the closest thing to perfect I can think of, next to Zig-Zag slowburners.

Besides, you meet the nicest people on a Honda.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ck9wBHW2160&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ck9wBHW2160&fs=1</a>

That one brings back some memories for yours truly.
Nice! at 125 cc that is big enough to gasify and still end up with 75cc of useable power... Not on the project list yet but certainly interesting.
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