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Name: don a nelson
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Date: Around 1993

How can we convert a gas powered 2/4 stroke to run on hydrogen?

I do not think there is too much that you have to do. You will need a high pressure cylinder to contain the pressurized hydrogen (I think it is stored at about 3000 psi) and you will need a few pressure regulators. Actually, you should talk directly with someone who has done it. I have an acquain- tance named Mr. Ben Jordan who converted a model T automobile to run on two fuels, one of which is hydrogen (the other is gasoline). I have seen the car and as I said, the conversion does not look that complicated. The spark timing will also need an adjustment since the flame speed for the combustion of hydrogen is much faster than that for gasoline. Check in the library under alternative fuels.

david r munoz

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