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Offline Paul_H

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #500 on: January 01, 2013, 07:46:17 pm »
It is nice and it's great to have all the tools handy as well.We have a shop at home but I would be afraid to grind or weld in it.If the truck was 2 feet longer it wouldn't fit ,even diagonal as it is now.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #501 on: January 02, 2013, 03:57:13 am »
Yes, it is nice and warm when it's freezing outside. ;D

I've seen a lot of fellas work out on their lawns or drive ways over the years, but that ends when it's freezing cold. That ain't fun. :)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #502 on: January 09, 2013, 09:52:25 pm »
Why aren't there wood-burning truck manufacturers? I've seen videos on it. A guy lit his barrel up, stoked it with wood and off he went going 45mph down the road. A thousand miles per cord sounds pretty darn good to me, compared to silly G-A-S-O-L-I-N-E. What's wrong with this picture?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #503 on: January 15, 2013, 09:25:47 pm »
Mother Earth News built and drove a truck cross country on a cord of wood in the 70's.  They even hooked up an inverter and used an eletric chain saw to it to cut brush on the side of the road.  Also, the Germans during WWII built wood gasifiers for their cars, including the new Beetle and on Kubelwagens.  I have a collection of photos showing their results.  Wood gasification yields about 60% of the original power using gasoline, so you won't win any drag races, but the wood is usually free.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #504 on: January 15, 2013, 11:57:14 pm »
Welcome to the forum Ed.
You are right in all you said.Somewhere in the 25 pages of this thread it has been talked about also.
We'd sure like to see your pics.


Today at the shop,a old Italian customer came in for some oil and we got talking about fuel and different systems and I asked him if he ever heard about woodgas.He remembers them during the war and his older brother worked for a company chunking wood into blocks for woodgas systems.I took him out back to see the gasifier and he knew what did what.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #505 on: February 08, 2013, 08:28:11 pm »
I completed the cooling rack/condensor today and have it bolted in place and now have to plumb the cooling rack from the back of the truck up to the filter(cannister with blue stripe) and then from there to the engine and starting fan.

  

  

 


The rack on the passenger side is flanged fro removal or maintainance on the gasifier.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #506 on: February 08, 2013, 09:01:42 pm »
 Last I saw a pic of you working on da wood burnin' truck you where in your driveway with snow, this sure looks like a much better deal.  :D
   I like how the gasifier sits lower on this truck. Alos you have some box left to carry some tools with you.  ;D
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #507 on: February 08, 2013, 09:43:22 pm »
Bonjour Marcel,
yes there is a full 6' of box plus the room between the gasifier and filter to store many bags of fuel :)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #508 on: February 09, 2013, 10:22:34 am »
Looks great, Paul.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #509 on: February 09, 2013, 06:03:47 pm »
Paul, Do you still have your other truck?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #510 on: February 10, 2013, 09:01:04 pm »
The original truck was a 79 F100 but when I brought it home from Pemberton it had a seized rear brake drum,bondo falling out of the box and a few other issues so I got this 82 Ford to hang the gasifier.A few changes are the cooling rack which is a lot lighter and no moving parts or pumps.It will have a better quicker starting fan which should cut the start up time in half and whill have bigger piping and eventually a higher comp engine.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #511 on: February 11, 2013, 09:27:14 am »
Paul are all your mods based on trial, error and guesses?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #512 on: February 11, 2013, 04:36:42 pm »
The basic unit was built according to a set of $15.00 plans from Mother Earth News which based it's calculations on the historically proven Imbert design.There are a few graphs posted back at the beginning of the thread here and if a person wanted to,there is enough info to build a gasifier easily.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #513 on: February 11, 2013, 10:53:21 pm »
That is looking like a very nice build! Great work on the rack/ condenser piping 8)
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« Reply #514 on: February 11, 2013, 11:52:08 pm »
Thank you sir.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #515 on: April 01, 2013, 12:58:57 am »
The truck is on the road and my daughter and I loaded it up last week and went on a 40 mile round trip and then today my son and I went the same distance.
Truck has been running well and I like it better than the '79 Ford.


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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #516 on: April 01, 2013, 02:40:15 am »
That is a fine vid! Great job by the camera crew and the refueling crew! That looks like a very good gas plant on that truck! Thanks for posting the vid Paul 8)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #517 on: April 01, 2013, 08:16:53 am »
Looking good, Paul. Thanks' for sharing. Question? Instead of miles/gallon, do you measure in miles/daughter? ;D It's good to see the family involvement.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #518 on: April 01, 2013, 10:26:00 am »
Thanks MM and Mark,
most all of the kids have been put to work on the woodgas system at one time or another,even the cat ;D
The things on the newspaper at 1:47 are a half dozen mice that the cat has been bringing to the front door so we also measure in miles per mouse now but it's a complicated formula. :)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #519 on: April 01, 2013, 10:38:03 am »
I must say, I love the hat. :)
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