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The Elio Automatic Transmission

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by Floyd, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Coss

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    I thought so to though I didn't fact check it. I just intended to find the mandate for Ethanol. It's been posited that it actually takes more diesel fuel in growing, harvesting, and shipping Ethanol than it actually saves. I don't know about that either but I DO know that Ethanol likes water and it can wreak all kinds of havoc in gas tanks and engines when left unattended for too long.
     
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    Ethanol makes your milage worse. Here is a nice article by Road and Track
     
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    It depends a lot on the technology used to create the ethanol... some are energy positive, others are energy negative.

    Technically speaking, it is energy negative to use gasoline and diesel fuel because we don't count the energy it would take to replace the fossil fuels. There is a finite amount of crude price up out there. We can argue about how much there is, or how hard it will be to get it out of the ground... but with ethanol and other bio fuels, we are actually creating a renewable fuel that is not finite.

    Argue amongst yourselves.


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    Having a monoposto vehicle is what drives my train. Having an automatic of any type would make it spouse friendly. MA requires a motorcycle endorsement right now making that point moot. I want to drive mine before I die. Build something already...
     
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    Monoposto? Drives your train?

    ???????
     
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    I was just about to ask the same question; so scooch over a little and let an old man sit here waiting for the answer to "a Monoposto is a what?"
     
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    Reminds me of a joke I first heard almost 40 years ago:
    INNUENDO: an Italian suppository
     
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    The key to Ethanol is the subsidy to the farmers of a critical early caucus state. Fuel efficiency and green fuel are irrelevant. It's sort of like resistance to pipelines. Greater good is irrelevant when discussing a CAUSE.
     
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    I looked up Monoposto, and this is what Wikipedia said it was. Sounds like fun, and the Elio might be a candidate.

    The Monoposto Racing Club is a single seater, open-wheeled motor racing club in the United Kingdom. Its members race a variety of single seater race cars ranging from 600cc Jedi's to 2000cc Formula Threeand Formula Renault cars. Monoposto is Italian for 'Single Seater'. As of 2010, it is the largest single seater championship in the UK, with over 60 regular race entrants.

    Go Elio
     

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