We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comes

Alexander Orange Moby Syndicate /
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Quick science lesson for those who don't know:

HOW OIL REFINING WORKS

Crude oil is sort of evaporated and distilled. It is condensed in a big tower. Different weights of oil condense at different heights - heavier oils, like motor oil, near the bottom and lighter oils, like gasoline, near the top.

THUS

Since 2-stroke oil (not counting synthetics) is a petroleum distillate, and gasoline is a lighter-weight petroleum distillate, when we mix them, are we essentially just recreating an oil weight somewhere between the two? I think this is the case.

IMPLICATIONS:

- Theoretically, one could manufacture "moped fuel", taken right off the refinery tower. This would be impractical because there is little demand for such a thing, and would make it impossible to fine-tune your mixture.

-It is unlikely that they simply throw away any of those distillates. Therefore, it is likely that whatever weight range we are talking about is commercially available in some form or another. What is it?

-After the apocalypse, when most of the gasoline has been used up, we'll be laughing even harder than immediately after, when it was just scarce, because we'll be running on transmission fluid or whatever shit works. We'll probably be fouling a lot of plugs, but at least we'll be moving.

Thoughts?

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  We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comesTopic by: Alexander Orange Moby Syndicate Alexander Orange Moby Syndicate 10/17/06 11:35PM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: zip zip 10/17/06 11:44PM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Chad h Chad h 10/17/06 11:49PM
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  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Anthony K Anthony K 10/17/06 11:51PM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: zip zip 10/17/06 11:54PM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 10/18/06 03:40AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: zip zip 10/18/06 01:52PM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Reuben Mahaffy Reuben Mahaffy 10/18/06 12:44AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: zip zip 10/18/06 12:59AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 10/18/06 03:43AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Joey Ostos Joey Ostos 10/18/06 06:44AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Gimmyjimmy . Gimmyjimmy . 10/18/06 08:55AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: zip zip 10/18/06 01:30PM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Alexander Orange Moby Syndicate Alexander Orange Moby Syndicate 10/19/06 05:16AM
  We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comesRe: Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens 10/19/06 08:54AM
  Re: We'll all be laughing when the apocalypse comeRe: Tropibats Tropibats 10/19/06 11:42AM

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