No I havent given up on hydrogen research, but I have been reading more and understanding more about it and will be re-attempting a build shortly.
Running an engine soley on HHO gas.
Really not very possible, nor practible. It has indeed been done before, however it may not be something every person can do. The problem is in production.
In order to run a 4 stroke internal combustion engine, you require a fuel. And a good portion of it too. A gasoline engine runs at the ideal ratio of 14.1:1. 14.1 parts air, to one part fuel.
There is still a proportionate amount of fuel required for ignition. Just like any petrochemical, they all require a certain amount of vapour to air for complete an efficent combustion, the problem with hydrogen is getting a sufficient amount generated to keep a vehicle running.
The displacement of an engine will tell us alot about how much of what is needed. A 3.3L v6 engine has 3.3L of diplacement. Divided by 6 gives us .55L, or 550ml per cylender.
Assuming that only one cylender is filling at a time, each cycle that cylender fills with 550 ml of mixture. dividing 550ml by 14 tells us that that cylender has 39ml of atomized fuel. Not liquid fuel. It may equate to a mere 1ml per rotation
Each piston firing would expend 39ml of HHO, in theory, if it had the same btu as gasoline and same tendancies.
So. To run this engine at 1000rpm. 39ml times 1000, equals 39000ml of hydrogen. Or, 39L.
So realistically to run an engine soley on HHO gas is something that may not be feasable. To produce a unit that could generate 39L of hho is possible, however not practical. You might be able to tow the unit behind the vehicle with a trailer or something...
Now stan myers' system is much more advanced. It uses a spark plug to double duty. The plug creates the HHO directly within the cylender and the normal spark ignites it.
HHO is not a waste. I intend to make a device, or steal I should say that doesn't replace gasoline, but rather works in conjunction with gasoline. A booster persay.
Now you can commercially purchase these units easily. But the inards of my device will differ. High voltage will be brought in with a vehicle coil (transformer) and then the high voltage will be used to separate the water.
A lot of people have been experimenting with pulse generators around 9mhz as a pulse creates a larger burst of hydrogen. I intend to use RF (radio frequency) withing the amature radio bands around 144mhz to create more pulse into the system. This experiment will be later, once the coil system works.
Even if a 20% gain in efficiency could be had by using a booster, it would help.