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Thread: Just In Time: When the Trucks Stop, America Will Stop

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    hc. Good read on that..
    Watched a show about a guy collecting used cooking oil from restaurants.
    Back too his barn. Had a small set up too make a diesel?? product.
    Samll diesel truck, ran fine.

    Thailand Coils.. Propane bottles in the back of the small pick-ups..
    My buddy says..
    Fuel gets too high, they switch too propane..
    I have no idea how it works, but they were truckin.
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    Had a coworker back in '94 that ran his truck off either gas or propane, depending on the fuel prices. He saved alot of money with that setup.

    This is somewhat off topic, so I apologize.
    Now, I personally want to see liquid propane fuel systems that can be retrofitted to existing engines. LOTS more power versus gasoline. As it expands in the cylinder it kind of creates it's own boost. In testing, a 500 HP Chevy smallblock was bumped up to 750 HP with no other modifications. That's awesome. The owner of Mother's Car Care Products is a big proponent of liquid propane, and/or liquid natural gas. We have huge reserves of natural gas here in the US, so it just makes sense to fuel our vehicles with it.
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    Propane conversions. I'm going to convert a generator first. If it works out, I might convert a Triton engine.
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    Tellin yah.. Those people in the Orient are quite creative out of need.
    Lot of small truck with propane bottles in the back, so it must work.
    Tanvil, just read your link. Their we go..
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    Nope right here in the US, and it was both natural gas & propane


    As of December 2009, the U.S. had a fleet of 114,270 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, 147,030 vehicles running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and 3,176 vehicles running on liquefied natural gas (LNG).[3] The NGV fleet is made up mostly of transit buses but there are also some government fleet cars and vans, as well as increasing number of corporate trucks replacing diesel versions, most notably Waste Management, Inc and UPS trucks
    Natural gas vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    THEY HAVE BEEN SCREAMIN UP THE 290 HYWY every morning on the way in to work here. Seems like they don't really give a SHIT if gas is $10/GAL!

    Two cases of 9mm ammo costs how much gas to ship here?

    I DON'T THINK WE ARE RUNNIN OUT Of gas!

    These GREEDY BASTARDS want us to pay them more for their SHIT!

    So, they put the high price on the sign.

    Pay it of TOUGH SHIT!!!

    $3.87/GAL here in Houston this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSIBIKE View Post
    THEY HAVE BEEN SCREAMIN UP THE 290 HYWY every morning on the way in to work here. Seems like they don't really give a SHIT if gas is $10/GAL!

    Two cases of 9mm ammo costs how much gas to ship here?

    I DON'T THINK WE ARE RUNNIN OUT Of gas!

    These GREEDY BASTARDS want us to pay them more for their SHIT!

    So, they put the high price on the sign.

    Pay it of TOUGH SHIT!!!

    $3.87/GAL here in Houston this evening.
    I thought that is where this stuff comes from, Texas..
    Why so high?
    Hell $3.99 for regular here and diesel pusing $4.20...
    MUSIBIKE.
    Thought all you guys in Texas have an oil well in your backyard?
    Just turn on the well, bring it too the refinery and see if they will cut you a deal on making you some gas.
    Hell. If I lived in Texas, I would just sink a well in my backyard. It is everywhere down there rite?
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    Setting up anything to drill with comes after SEISMIC exploration to see if its there to begin with. It then costs around 200K to raise a working mast that can host the drilling system. After dropping a string down at least 5000 feet maybe you will cement your casing into place? Then its 20K per day to run it till you hit? MAYBE?????
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    Smile Hmmmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSIBIKE View Post
    Setting up anything to drill with comes after SEISMIC exploration to see if its there to begin with. It then costs around 200K to raise a working mast that can host the drilling system. After dropping a string down at least 5000 feet maybe you will cement your casing into place? Then its 20K per day to run it till you hit? MAYBE?????
    Interesting.. So it does not just boil out of the ground, like the show "Beverly Hillbillies?"
    Damn. Little bit out of my price range MUSIBIKE.
    Gas $3.99 for regular here now.
    They said $5.00 by summer.
    If Nappy Head can pull some strings.
    It will probably hit $5 rite after the elections.
    We can surive with the higher gas prices by doing less driving.
    It is the diesel I am keeping an eye on.
    Gas $5 diesel $6.
    Invest in wheelbarrows to carry your cash too the store to purchase.
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    Interesting.. So it does not just boil out of the ground, like the show "Beverly Hillbillies?"
    You have to be shooting at some food for that to happen

    Gas went up to 3.99 here the end of last week and came back down to 3.95
    If it keeps going, we'll be like those guys on the street corners with the signs, "I'm working for food"
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