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Old 08-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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i've run my 97 dodge ram on wood-gas, you can put any dry biomass into the gassifier. they are also carbon nuetral. it's a little more complicated than the discription above, it doesn't smolder it burns at 1200C to gassify the wood.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:53 AM   #12
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A '97? what did you use for a carb for it? Was it switchable back to gas?

I might experiment with Marvin when I get another motor built up for him, half of 136HP isn't a lot to drag him round, but half of 180+HP should be bearable.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:53 AM   #13
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you don't need a carb. It works better on somthing fuel injected, the computer adjusts the spark for you. I just had a switch to shut off the fuel system so i could go from gasoline to woodgas.

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No carb? How is induction controlled?

The plans I've seen have this "gas carburettor" which is like two concentric half inch tubes with a large hole drilled through and rotated relative to each other in a venturi to allow more or less gas to enter.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:28 PM   #15
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I"ve been told that my truck looks like it's from Roadwarrior. The outlet of the gasifier is piped to the air intake, so the engine vacuum pulls it in. I was amazed at how simple it was and it could work with almost any vehicle.
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