Even that just seems kind of like beating a dead horse. Using new technology to better recreate old technology (steam)?
Most electricity in the country basically comes from steam ... just different ways of getting the steam. Nuclear, coal, and most natural gas basically use heat to create steam, which is then pushed through a turbine to spin a generator. There's nothing wrong with it, nobody has come up with a better technology yet. Fuel cells, PV panels and a few other technologies lack a kinetic step, but most power generation requires some kinetic energy to turn a generator.
My point was this... steam energy was one of the first forms of motor and here we are in 2012 and still using a steam motor in an attempt to generate electricity. I really thought we'd be beyond steam by now.
Uhm, we've gone from using steam to operate a piston to using steam to be highly efficient in turning a turbine which generates electricity. I'd say thats a pretty big leap. We use that technology elsewhere too
Also, sometimes the simple stuff is a good answer. Even in the desert, using water to generate power is alot more renewable than coal or oil or natural gas, and clean too. Also i guarantee they do all sorts of energy recapturing stuff there the spent steam is used to help heat the incoming water and whatnot.
Little known fact that almost every building in the country receives enough solar energy to heat itself, had it been designed to do so, and im not even talking about solar panels or anything, im talking about glazing area, heat capture, and designing and using building materials in order to capitalize on that. Same pretty much goes for cooling strategies too.
Dr, you're friggen insane!!! (funny part is I've actually been on this trail in colorado but it's wider now. Still was scary as hell even in a narrow CJ7! Someday I'll post pictures of our old CJ and my friends old XJ on it.)
Rumor has it the picture is actually cropped but I've never seen confirmation of it. When we did that trail in the mid 90's it wasn't nearly that bad. The switch backs were a bit sketchy though. 3 point turns with a clutch where if you rolled forward to far it was over without question. It was never on an edge like that but a mechanical breakage or slip of the pedal could make things really scary or really bad really fast. At the bottom of the switchbacks was an old snow cat that had obviously rolled down from somewhere above and the mangled mess was creepy! I actually somewhere have a picture of my friends XJ at the bottom looking up the switchbacks with the water fall and house in the background that I blew up into a poster size. I should find it and hang it in my garage!
The wife and I are in for the BBQ. We may wuss out and grab some port of subs on the way up. She really wants to fish so we may stay for a while.
In jeep related news. The motor is in the jeep still but just needs to be lifted out. I've been waiting for my dad to have a Saturday off so he can help me lift it out. Then the tear down will begin. I've already decided on a mild cam and valve job. If it doesn't need much as far as machine work I may get a Hughes intake. I don't want to get to crazy on it.
I also called the realtor today and told her that she must be doing to well financially and didnt need my money. I've called her 4 times with no response about getting an offer in on 2 houses. On to realtor number 3.
You are talking about the ported kegger intake and not the M1 right? The M1 will kill your low end.