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20 Nov 11 WHE – Waste Heat Engine (water lubricated steam powered)

Harry shows off the WHE at the Steam Automobile Club of America meet 2010. Cyclone Power Technologies Waste Heat Engine (WHE, pronounced “we”) recaptures heat from external sources to create steam which powers the engine. The WHE models are designed to run a grid-tied or primary electric power generator while producing ZERO Emissions. The WHE is designed to run on heat as low as 500ºF from many different external sources of “wasted” heat such as: * Commercial or small-scale industrial ovens or furnaces * Landfill and industrial gas flares * Engine exhaust — from vehicles or power generators * Biomass combustion — dry, vegetative waste materials
Video Rating: 5 / 5 What Is Cellphone Radiation? Cellphones use wireless technologies that work by emitting radio frequency radiation that are transmitted through the antenna in your phone. When talking on your cellphone, the device and thus its antenna end up right next to your head, letting the radiation from it easily affect your brain. This radio frequency radiation (RF) which is produced by cellphones is the same type of energy that is generated by microwave ovens. What is most concerning about RF from cellphones and similar technologies is that they have never undergone pre-market safety testing or been properly scrutinized since being put in use. Long And Short Term Risks To Children: Scientists are discovering that exposure to radio frequency radiation has subtle effects on the brain and other biological functions. These effects are more prevalent in children because their skulls are less thick allowing for more radiation to reach the brain, they have a nervous system that has not fully developed, and because they are likely to be exposed to a lifetime of RF. Researching Radio Frequency Radiation The cellphone industry has obscured the facts around radio frequency radiation through lobbying and manipulating public opinion through its own biased research. If look past the industry funded studies, it becomes clear that cellphone radiation is dangerous and potentially lethal. It is important to remember that Cell phones have only been used in such high volume for
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Tags: Engine, Heat, lubricated, Powered, steam, Waste, WATER

19 Nov 11 Carnot Engine

Check us out at A Carnot heat engine is a hypothetical engine that operates on the reversible Carnot cycle. The basic model for this engine was developed by Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot in 1824. The Carnot engine model was graphically expanded upon by Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron in 1834 and mathematically elaborated upon by Rudolf Clausius in the 1850s and 60s from which the concept of entropy emerged. Every thermodynamic system exists in a particular state. A thermodynamic cycle occurs when a system is taken through a series of different states, and finally returned to its initial state. In the process of going through this cycle, the system may perform work on its surroundings, thereby acting as a heat engine. A heat engine acts by transferring energy from a warm region to a cool region of space and, in the process, converting some of that energy to mechanical work. The cycle may also be reversed. The system may be worked upon by an external force, and in the process, it can transfer thermal energy from a cooler system to a warmer one, thereby acting as a refrigerator or heat pump rather than a heat engine. In the adjacent diagram, from Carnot’s 1824 work, Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, there are “two bodies A and B, kept each at a constant temperature, that of A being higher than that of B. These two bodies, to which we can give or from which we can remove the heat without causing their temperatures to vary, exercise the functions of two
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Tags: Carnot, Engine

30 Oct 11 Engine coolant system and compression testing

There are lots of ways to diagnose a head gasket or to check the general health of an engine, but this video is focusing on 3 major systems. 1) The coolant system 2) The combustion chamber 3) The valvetrain COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE TEST: The boiling point of water (coolant) RISES under pressure. It’s imperative that the coolant system has NO AIR in it, no leaks, a known-good thermostat, and a good radiator cap in order to function properly. If the pressure stamped on your radiator cap is not being achieved, Boyle’s law is not taking affect, and your coolant will boil when the car is being driven at it’s normal operating temperature, and may exhibit signs of a blown head gasket. Many have cursed the process of burping all the air out, sometimes even taking several days and heat cycles to complete the process. COMPRESSION TEST: The point of a compression test is to diagnose the health of each combustion chamber. A compression test is a crude test to determine if a ring, valve seal, valve, or a head gasket problem exists. It will show immediately in this test because the gauge will not rise to the pressure specified for your engine. There are 3 numbers you need regarding your car’s setup. High limit, Low Limit and Range. The high limit is specified by your car’s manufacturer and reflects the equipment they used to build the engine. If you EXCEED the high limit, chances are it’s caused by excessive carbon build-up, and a Seafoam or MCCC treatment will usually remove the carbon

Chris Rea – Texas
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: Compression, Coolant, Engine, system, Testing

22 Oct 11 Free piston Stirling Engine made with no lathe

This is a model free piston Stirling engine made from glass cyringes, tubing, cans, JB Weld epoxy resin, some metal cuttings, wood blocks, plumbing pipe joint, old CPU heatsink, Neodymium magnets, repair washers and some assorted o-rings. The only power tool used was an electric drill. With it I drilled holes, cut glass (with a circular diamond cutter) and approximated work that is normally done by a milling machine.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: Engine, Free, lathe, made, piston, stirling

22 Oct 11 Cyclone’s Waste Heat Engine Series

Cyclone’s Waste Heat Engine series operates off many heat sources including commercial ovens, industrial flares and engine exhaust.
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Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures demonstrates how to make adobe bricks using Earth right from your property. The adobe Bricks are used to make cob pizza ovens, cob benches, adobe saunas, and earthen structures. This natural building process has been used for centuries, and is enjoying a renaissance in the town of Petaluma, California.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Tags: Cyclone's, Engine, Heat, Series, Waste

26 Sep 11 Zsuzsi Gőzgépe | Zsuzsi’s Steam Engine. 1976 Mamod SA1 first steaming. 2011-05-07 18:00 UTC

Mrs Goose has never been 100% impressed with my boyish enthusiasm for expensive toys. Consequently, my growing collection of vintage model steam engines has encountered a certain amount of playful derision from “She-that-must-be-obeyed”. So I came up with a cunning plan to get Mrs Goose “on-side”. She happened to mention that she liked the look of Mamod’s rather pretty SA1 steam car. So, after spending more time than is good for me scouring eBay, I finally stumbled upon a real beauty. It’s a 1976 model – with the old style six-spoke wheels and the water level plug rather than the later level glass. It also has a methylated spirit burner rather than the more modern, solid-fuel type. I was delighted by the the fact that it had not been “restored” or generally messed-about with. It’s what I would call “a good, honest little motor”. However, there were a few minor issues that I had to resolve before we got steam up:- 1. The safety valve was jammed. This was simply a build up of limescale. A couple of hours soaking the valve in vinegar fixed it. 2. I ordered a set of replacement SA1 drive bands from a Mamod specialist to replace the knotted band and stretched bands it came with. Unfortunately one of the bands that arrived was too long. Fortunately, the the band was not joined together particularly well either! So I was able to undo it, shorten it and the refasten it again properly. Now it is fine. The other band was too big and too fat. Fortunately I had a spare that I was shows how to replace old basin taps with a new pair. This video also shows how to use split click centralising washers to centre the taps in the centre of the basin tap hole.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: 1800, 1976, 20110507, Engine, First, Gőzgépe, Mamod, steam, steaming., Zsuzsi, Zsuzsi's

31 Aug 11 4 cylinder double acting Stirling cycle engine

The four cylinder engine producing 35 watts at 350rpm. A pressure guage in each circuit shows the pressure swing. It is easy to see how each circuit is performing. Trouble shooting has been a chalenge but with practice it is possible to measure many things such as how each individual seal is performing, how much friction is produced by each piston, the thrust of each piston, air leaks fron each curcuit, etc. The balancing method being tried at present is to attach two equal weights to the brake disc diametrically opposite, but one on top of the plate and the other underneath. The one on top is placed directly below the lowest piston. They are just 16mm bolts with a stack of washers on them and tapped into the brake disc. Their weight can be adjusted by adding or removing washers and their vertical displacement with suitable packers. Because they are diametrically opposite they have a good flywheel effect. They are not shown on this video but will be posted if they work. During the test run 2 days ago the pin in the Siemens drive broke at about 350 revs so the test cannot be done until a new tougher pin is made.

Tags: acting, Cycle, cylinder, double, Engine, stirling

09 Aug 11 Free breeze hot air engine – stirling fan

This is a free breeze hot air fan, it sits on a wood stove and blows the heat from the wood stove around the room. Built in 2006 Has 2 pistons, and 2 cylinders
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Summary: Portable space heater made from a chimney charcoal starter, a cookie tin, and an aluminum pie plate. Based on Everything Nice Wood Gas Stove design by WorldStove.Com. One fill of pellets burns steadily for 1h15m. No visible smoke and no smell detected during the burn even when looking straight down over the stove. Only hot air rushing up. But carbon monoxide does not have smell and I believe this stove is likely to poison everyone in a closed space by give them a nasty headache, or worse. With sufficient ventilation and a CO detector with digital readout and fire extinguishing equipment nearby, it should be fine. Exceeding the EPA concentration in air of 9 ppm for more than 8 hours will have adverse health affects. Safety Precautions: Only use this in well ventilated locations and for short periods of time. Do not use if there are unattended children around. Do not place in any location where something can accidentally catch on fire. Do not leave the fire unattended even for a few seconds. Have fire extinguishing equipment ready. In addition to the danger of an open flame, there are also well known health issues with burning wood in enclosed spaces. I have two carbon monoxide detectors nearby (plug-in and battery operated) and so should you. Fuel – hardwood pellets. per 40 lb. bag. Recommended Starter – tissue paper rolled into balls the size of peas soaked in methyl alcohol. Spread across the surface of the pellets in a ratio of 1 ball to 7 pellets. For
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: breeze, Engine, Free, stirling

02 Aug 11 How To Build A Go Kart : Part 5 : Engine Mount : FULL SCREEN HQ HD

How To Build A Go Kart : Part 5 : Engine Mount In this episode i will show u the engine mount and how to mount the engine onto it. Also you can view the steps on my website : Step 1 : Attach Clutch 1a. Using the Bolt that comes with your clutch, attach the clutch to the engine. Step 2 : Create Engine Mount Parts : – x2 17″ Bars – Sheet of steel about 8″x11″ – About 4-8 Rubber Washer – Engine 2a. Create the engine Mount using the fallowing layout Step 3 : Mounting Engine to Engine Mount 3a. Place the engine on the mount (Make sure to line up the clutch with the sprocket) 3b. Using a sharpie, mark were to drill holes on the engine mount. Then drill the holes. 3c. Place 1 of your washers on each of the drilled holes. 3d. Using some bolts, fasten the engine to the mount. Step 4 : Chain 4a. Using the chain, hook the clutch and sprocket together. Go to 1:52 In the video to see the final product. To get your free go kart plans go to : Contact Main Email’s: Youtube Accs: Phone: Calling: (601)812-6590 Texting: (918)917-5551 Thanks for watching
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: build, Engine, Full, Kart, mount, PART, Screen

18 Jul 11 Pulling the engine out of the old Chevy

Sorry about the lack of light in the video. Working in a barn can be tricky sometimes but the sheep keeps us company as you can hear when we back the car up. No it’s not the suspention creaking, it’s the sheep. The engine was pulled out with the transmission still attached so the weight of the tranny would angle the engine properly. The chain did slide a bit when the engine angled itself and it can surprise you but It worked wonders and the engine was out in about 15 minutes. Be safe and use your head, go very slowly. The engine was lifted using the intake bolts. I had grade 8 bolt and washers that I got at a farm store but they were too small with the chain and washers and didn’t reach into the heads, so we had to use two of the water pump bolts since they were string and long enough. I put them back where they belong when the engine was fitted to the support. No matter where you attach your engine, always use the strongest possible bolts and keep in mind you will have a chain and washers attached to them. If you have an aluminium intake like mine and plan to lift it from there, be absolutely certain that your bolts are long enough to reach THROUGH the intake and ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO the heads. Your intake would probably be strong enough to support everything, but your engine is not something you want to take chances with. Remove and bring an intake bolt to a farm store and get the same thing, except super long and GRADE 8. Farm stores are the best place for bolts and
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Tags: Chevy, Engine, Pulling