What are you going to drive when the oil runs dry?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by xcel, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___What are you going to ride when oil runs out you say?

    And they’re off!

    I’m runnin just as fast as I can …

    Need a fair wind to guide my sails.

    My, My, My, Hitchin a ride …

    Mush pups, Mush!

    On the wings of Eagles.

    You can’t top the copper top.

    ___Good Luck

  2. lyeinyoureye

    lyeinyoureye Diesel Owner

    Seriously? ;)
    I was thinking about taking this design and adding a couple feet in length (no increase in FA, so no prob) and maybe 6 inches in width. Behind the driver I'll place a ~75lb ~1ft^3 4hp diesel engine connected to a derailer system with maybe 6 gears? I think this combo should be good for well over 1000mpg (omho closer to 2000mpg) in the hands of a hypermiler. It can go anyplace most cars can, and I should only need ~10 gallons of fuel per year, which I think I can grow using grey water. All told I think this should run ~$2-3k for the entire system (rerouting my current water piping, getting the plants, building a press, filtration system, and building the vehicle/buying the motor. Besides, if this thing can go 80mph on 450watts, think of how fast it'll be with 2800watts! The only downside is I'll need to license it as a motorcycle if I want to travel on the freeways, which means insurance. This would be especially easy on the wallet as a moped since the only fee required is the one time plate fee when registering it initially.
  3. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    haha i came across this and i thought i could add to the humor since i couldn't stop thinking how funny it actually was.

  4. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    my other car is a fjord, and it looks like he's got the last laugh

  5. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Maybe I'll ride a Jaguar....
  6. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    I expect my kitten will be fully grown by then. She won't like the saddle, though.

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