Friday, September 21, 2012

I will build the greatest vehicles the world has ever known. My vehicles will change the future of this country forever. We together can create a cleaner world, stop all dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels, create a huge job market, bring back agricultural opportunities for farms amd farming families, and force a growth in our economy. The growth of crops to create crops to be used for bio-diesel production alao creates a new product of export. We can supply the world's clean fuel. This shift also creates a need for development of new engine technology while still being possible to put to use in current road vehicles. It stimulates growth on all levels. It takes people coming together and grouping ideas and resources to make it happen, and we Americans can take our country back from closed-minded polititions. We can create our own freedom,, freedom from foreign oil dependence, freedom from job and money shortages, and the freedom of ethical acts to benefit all and take advantage of noone. Big business will not over-shadow a man who will stand on his own two feet and carve his pplace in the world. Together rchange is possible.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Waiting frustration level is really starting to show.  I am at this stand-still it seems like.  I mean, i know things are still moving forward, everyday i'm getting closer to the Bio-Diesel Subaru being a reality, but with nothing tangible in front of me at the moment, it feels like i'm just standing here waiting for it to appear.  There are a lot of people out there right now talking to each other about great ideas about cars, economy, jobs, fuel, and other people are talking about this blog, the need for change, what can be done with bio-fuels, who's creating new options, and there are other people out there trying to bring it all together, to bring all this energy, all these people together to create the change.  The world needs a shift and i am glad to be a part of the solution.  I am thankful to have the opportunity to help my community, my Country and this World.  I am happy to be able to help, even if just a tiny bit, to create a cleaner, better planet for my daughter and son to raise their families in, to travel with their friends around, to look back from space and see, to call Home.

But, like i said, i have been stuck in this limbo of needing funds, so it's time to get more creative.  I have to do more than just talk to people, i need to come up with something that grabs attention, gets my message across LOUD AND CLEAR.  I have been thinking of a possible series on YouTube, and also some more direct advertising options like the Newspaper, online ads, and search out some more investment groups like the Southern Oregon Angel Investors.  I'm going to get the money, i'm going to finish this car soon.  Before the end of August is still my deadline, i have no desire to not make that deadline.  I'm going to finish this car!

I really want to say thanks to Noell for talking to businesses and looking for potential sponsorship for this project.  There is no other motivation for him to help me other than he believes in what i'm doing, and he wants to see this thing come to life dang near as much as i do.  Hopefully between the two of us we will pick up the monetary results we need and start getting some videos of the build up for people to follow.  Thanks for checkin' in, take care!

Neil "GoldenGuardian" Hemmingsen

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I'm going in to Napa today to see if they want to put their blue and gold on the bio-diesel Subaru.  I really like the Napa store that i use here in Grants Pass, they have always been able to get the parts i need when i have trouble finding odd-ball parts on the vehicles i like to play with.  They are over on 7th street if you ever need some help.

I was at their tool sale last week and they had the big parts truck and trailer out front, they had a Custom Napa Auto Parts Chopper out there, it was cool . Great deals on parts, and they had tons of advertising going on, but all i could see was my Subaru sitting out front.  The blue and gold just flooded my brain.  I was instantly picturing how i could use the Napa logo and mix it with the Subaru stars on the side of the car.  The guys down there are very helpful, and they seem to all have some interest in motorsports, so working with a business that's locally owned, run by a good group of people, into playing with their vehicles and hopefully very into what i'm trying to do with bio-diesel, and create a better grade of fuel to motivate people to buy bio instead of the oil-company alternatives.

The Subaru will be a great advertising vehicle for them, because it's local, because it'll be around town, because it'll be at every local event in the Pacific Northwest.  Also, when the build starts, all the locals who know the car can follow the build online, or stop-by and check it out in person, they get great internet advertising, it's going to be a great partnership and i really look forward to getting this project movin!

Monday, July 30, 2012

The goal for the week is get a 2.5 RS in my hands and get the work going.  All energy and effort goes to finding a sponsor, a major sponsor i mean, who wants their name on the car and wants to step-up and help me get this project off the ground.  The local Napa is one i would really like to get.  The guys down there are into motorsports, they do a lot of stuff in the community with their parts truck and other events they advertise at, and i would love to work with them.  But, the reality is i am getting this car this week so i can finish it before the end of August.  GAME ON!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Things are getting exciting and with a little bit of a waiting game as things come together, i've been putting a lot of my thought towards how we are going to test the fuels, how we are going to develop these new fuel types.  Motorsports does indeed have a natural process for developing the potential of the fuel, but for the Bio-Diesel Subaru team specifically, what are we going to do?  The car itself will be capable of on and off-road testing, hot and cold temperature testing, long-duration pulls, short-duration high load pulls, long-duration-moderate load long distance drives, race track testing.  These will be the main areas to test in the fuel, in terms of the physical conditions we are going to put them through.  Finding places to do all these different things will be fun, and i have some great places in mind already.  The other side of it will be more on the scientific side, and in the lab, things like flash point, gelling point and then some of the emissions things we can also use the car for in conjunction with fuel developers.  I know this isn't hugely entertaining, so i'll throw up a video at the end of one of the roads i'm really looking forward to being the main long-trip testing road. So, i'll use to create an organized chart and spreadsheet of the data that i can post as we collect it, so everyone can see what we see, you can see the numbers, see the effects of the different fuels and watch as we develop the world's greatest bio-fuel running through the baddest car on the planet.  I know i'm getting ahead of myself, and the entire build of the car will be right here on the blog for you guys to watch.  A couple more weeks and we'll have some videos of things getting started.  The Subaru shall meet it's engine before August the 3rd!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Today's post is about how motorsports is going to produce the highest quality fuel products.  Motorsports is a natural development process for products because each type of competition, or motorized goal to achieve, has different areas of performance that it stresses more than others.  In a hill climb, MAXIMUM power is key, keeping weight down is also important, but long duration (4 hours) reliability is not a concern at all.  24 hours of Le Mans is 24 hours of high-speed hell on an engine because both power and reliability are important, but reliability being more important forces the teams to build engines to a level of precision and also cleanliness that other engine builders would call absurd.  So many different types of motorsports with so many specific goals to achieve.  By letting teams use a fuel that is "tuneable" and easy to reformulate and try new things with, they will make sure the fuel they create supports whatever type of race they are doing.  When several motorsports are doing this same thing it weeds out the problems.  For example:
Lets say we are going racing at an professional stage rally event with our Bio-diesel Subaru.  Each stage is relatively short, but there are several stages, power is limited by class and it's a two day event with the rule that we must finish with the same engine we start with, and we run in a special eco-class that requires the use of emissions devices.  So, what do we want our fuel to do?  We want it to be Rev. friendly because our 4 cylinder engine revs. to 6500 rpm, and reliability is also very important because if we don't finish we can't win, and we get no engine swap.  Now that i have some of the basic performance key points figured out i can begin tuning my fuel.  I need it to have a higher flash-point, burn faster and absolutely not build up in a DPF that we have retained from the stock setup.  Lubrication in cylinder is also important.

So, this is one area, then you think someone setting it up for a boat race wants different fuel, and a guy doing tractor pulls wants different fuel, and the woman racing Dakar Rally is going to want something different also...then we start combining information from each of these motorsports and the fuels at the pump can benefit from the things they develop at the track.  This is how so many parts are designed and brought to the market already.  Most performance companies actually market it that way..."we use these same shocks on our trophy truck and they get us home every-time..." or some crap like that.  With the bio-diesel Subaru being capable of so many different types of events on it's own, it will do a great job of testing several different ideas for fuel as well as on the engine.  We can make a fuel that works with DPFs and we can also make a fuel that burns so well and so clean it absolutely doesn't need one.  This is just the beginning.  Soon, bio-diesel and E100 will be the main staple of the American fuel diet and soon, for the entire world.  A country like Thailand running on Bio-diesel would be absolutely amazing.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I am very excited today.  Been rockin' it all day.  Called Jordan Beck at Rogue bio-fuels.  I'm hoping he is interested in the project and that developing a new bio-diesel for them to sell is something he is as excited about as i am.  The fuel that seems to be available right now just isn't cutting it with today's new engines.  The DPF equipped engines are literally destroying themselves with cylinder wash and clogging the filter itself.  But, i see a lot of options, it just takes effort, time and money.  I have all the motivation and passion to put forth a huge effort and i am willing to dedicate all my time, now i just need to get the cash-flow, flowin'.  The Subaru engine will be a great first test platform for fuels because it is equipped with a DPF from the factory, and also, it's a high-revving diesel, and i want to test fuels with a higher flash-point to see if it will promote higher engine rpms and burn cleaner at those rpms.  As a race car, this Subaru will spend a lot of time high in the rev range and i am also thinking that these fuels with higher flash-point should also pack a higher stored energy "punch", producing more power.  Companies like Monster diesel make products that do similar things in fossil fuel diesel, and i think they may have some great answers for the bio-diesel industry.  We can make these fuels so good that they have to replace the diesel at the pump.  I am going to get all the U.S. driving on bio-diesel or ethanol in the next 5 years.  I'm going to get this Subaru built and show the world what is coming.  Before the end of August it's gonna be layin' rubber to road.

Also, i got a reply from Noel, on the RS forum.  He will hopefully be able to secure some grants for me, and at the very least point me in the right direction.  When it comes to building and designing vehicles, i'm skilled. When it comes to finding supporting finances, i have much less finesse.  Hopefully Noel will be able to get one of these grants set up to where we can get the shop up in running and build the bio-diesel Subaru all in one swing.  A couple of employees and shop space will really jump start this program.  I have several other vehicles and projects lined up for the next 24 months.  Once i get in a shop, get the Subaru finished up, we'll be able to keep things rolling and really produce some quality products to help this push for change in the fuel industry.

Just because the posts have been a lot of typing and sharing my thoughts but kind of low on entertainment value, here are a couple videos.

The 555 car with the diesel engine and you've got MY bio-diesel Subaru.