I just got an email from Fran and he said it would cost $80 for the plans and you would have to sign a liscensing agreement. Here is a quote from Fran's site about his generator.
"What is the Hydrogen-Boost System?
The Hydrogen-Boost System is a gas mileage enhancement system based on the main component, an on-board hydrogen gas generator. We build the most efficient and maintenance free, affordable, compact hydrogen gas generators in the world. Tests have shown over 95% efficiency on some of our prototypes. Our typical hydrogen generator will produce 1.5 to 2 liters of alternative fuel gas (hydrogen and oxygen mixed) per minute using twelve volts and 20-30 amperes."
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.
Producing O2 might actually be a good thing. You'll get better combustion because of more O2 in the cylinder. It'd be like an electrochemical turbo. But then if more O2 in the cylinder actually uses up more gas (do turbos and superchargers increase fuel economy? that's debatable) you might be better off not using the O2. The gasses can be kept separate with a little more work. I was even thinking about putting H2 into the PVC valve vacuum line and the O2 into a barb that's already installed on my intake tube. I don't know if it'd be best to leave the O2 out of it, though.
Gold and silver electrodes are good but very expensive. You'd have to make sure they have an infinite lifespan or replacing them is going to cost a lot. I've heard that platinum is acutally a better electrode. Even more costly though.
Electrolysis is definitely the way to go for producing H2. It's relatively easy and once the corrosion problem is solved, it won't consume any materials (except for a little electrolyte at a VERY slow rate). Plus it can be turned off with the flick of a switch.
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