Turbo Diesel Powered By Bacon Grease

Engine work, Tranmissions, LSD's, Diff swaps, etc
User avatar
billybobster
NCR Supporter
Posts: 1890
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:50 pm
Car(s): Track day 95 M
Car(s): 2008 A4 Avant
Location: SF

Turbo Diesel Powered By Bacon Grease

Postby billybobster » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:22 pm

From http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/this-t ... 843/+damon

A turbo diesel cafe racer powered by bacon grease. It was commissioned by Hormel to market their upscale brand bacon.

Image

Got me thinking...

Miata

+

Image

+

Image

=

A reasonably powerful track day car that's as eco as all get out. Exhaust that smells like breakfast. Plus a bonus of lots of cooked bacon to share in the paddock.

Crate 2.0L Ecoboost is only $6,999.99. T, probably only a little more to integrate and install into a Miata?
95 M turbo'd track day car - 2008 A4 Avant (still beloved DD)

Image

"Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain." - Homer Simpson
Twibs415
Stage 3
Posts: 1757
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:32 am
Car(s): 94 miata
Car(s): 01 s4
Location: SF!

Re: Turbo Diesel Powered By Bacon Grease

Postby Twibs415 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:39 pm

hmm interesting thoughts. I like to keep it in the family. Id wait for the twin turbo cx-7 or cx-9 comes out. should make massive torques and have close to zero lag
Proud member and Co-founder of the PPRG (Panini Party Racing Group)
Brain_zata
Stage 2
Posts: 766
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:42 pm
Car(s): 04 MSM
Car(s): 91
Car(s): 06 Tacoma
Location: Lafayette/Oakland

Re: Turbo Diesel Powered By Bacon Grease

Postby Brain_zata » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:01 pm

I've been wanting the 1.0 Ecoboost and an exocet project for a while.... Since I saw the Ford f1 Ecoboost. Or maybe two of the .8L diesel Ecoboost's :banana:
More than you can afford Pal
User avatar
rennkafer
Stage 4
Posts: 3864
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:57 pm
Car(s): 97 STO Miata
Car(s): '67 IH Travelall
Car(s): '93 Audi S4

Re: Turbo Diesel Powered By Bacon Grease

Postby rennkafer » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:24 pm

Am I missing something here, Bill... that Ecoboost engine is gas, not diesel.
Bill J
1997 Miata STO, 550/350 FCM adjustables, 15x9 6UL, 225/45-15 RS3's, 6spd, turbo in progress...
1967 International Travelall
Image
User avatar
billybobster
NCR Supporter
Posts: 1890
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:50 pm
Car(s): Track day 95 M
Car(s): 2008 A4 Avant
Location: SF

Re: Turbo Diesel Powered By Bacon Grease

Postby billybobster » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:23 pm

What was I thinking? I mean, I don't know because it was back in August.

a. Post made at 9:22PM so brain not working at peak efficiency?

b. Perhaps I was postulating that European research into catalytic cracking of vegetable oils into byproducts including gasoline could be extended to animal based oils such as bacon grease. I think this graph makes it all clear.

Image
95 M turbo'd track day car - 2008 A4 Avant (still beloved DD)

Image

"Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain." - Homer Simpson

Return to “Power and Performance”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest