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 Post subject: Fuel cell size
PostPosted: November 2, 2023, 2:39 pm 
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Would a 30"W x 12"H x 9"deep fuel cell work for a Locost? A bit bigger than what the book design is but one for sale nearby at a good price.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel cell size
PostPosted: November 2, 2023, 6:01 pm 
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That's entirely up to you, and it also depends which of the many variants of Locost you're building. "In general", for a car driven on the street, bigger is better - a small tank is a pain in the butt. On-track, you can always partially fill it.

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PostPosted: November 3, 2023, 12:29 pm 
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For a street build, I would suggest around 10 gallons. That is, unless you want to stop every 2 hours for refueling.

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PostPosted: November 3, 2023, 1:05 pm 
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I can't think of a reason to drive one of these cars for two hours! Don't you have to stop every thirty mins to giggle madly?


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