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The Bigfella
11-11-2008, 10:36 PM
This is a photo of Jeff's (skuthorp).

as he said in his email to me...



pix from the London/Brighton rally to post maybe?. A wooden 'car' complete with chauffer and fireman, a woodburner! An answer to the energy problem mayhaps?



http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/ebs4-1.jpg

Phillip Allen
11-11-2008, 10:54 PM
I'd hate to be the stoker in summer

dhic001
11-12-2008, 12:19 AM
I'd hate to be the stoker in summer

It doesn't look too bad to me, plenty of fresh air to keep you cool, much better than most boiler rooms I've been in. Try a full size steam tug, underway, with to 12 foot long scotch boilers being fed, thats hot!
Daniel

Peerie Maa
11-12-2008, 04:57 AM
I'd hate to be the stoker in summer

Don,t worry, if it is the London to Brighton rally, he'll be glad of the warmth, and regretting the lack of a cab:D

Vince Brennan
11-12-2008, 12:01 PM
http://fordsa.homestead.com/charcoal-2.html

ahp
11-12-2008, 01:00 PM
You older Europeans should remember that during WWII there was a special kind of coal stove that you installed the trunk (boot) which burned coal and cooked coal to produce a combustable gas that would run the engine, with a carburator change no doubt.

Phillip Allen
11-12-2008, 01:23 PM
You older Europeans should remember that during WWII there was a special kind of coal stove that you installed the trunk (boot) which burned coal and cooked coal to produce a combustable gas that would run the engine, with a carburator change no doubt.


link? sounds interesting

Syed
11-12-2008, 01:35 PM
You older Europeans should remember that during WWII there was a special kind of coal stove that you installed the trunk (boot) which burned coal and cooked coal to produce a combustable gas that would run the engine, with a carburator change no doubt.

I have heard from my elders about such vehicles in subcontinent during British rule.

http://www.fastlane.com.au/Features/75_feature_-_gas_producer.jpg

Timo_N62.9_E27.7
11-12-2008, 04:38 PM
http://http://www.hs.fi/kuvat/iso_webkuva/1135231169865.jpeghttp://www.hs.fi/kuvat/iso_webkuva/1135231169865.jpeg

More pictures here:
http://www.hs.fi/kirjat/artikkeli/Sota-ajan+Suomi+kulki+biopolttoaineellaPuuliiteri+oli+h %C3%A4k%C3%A4p%C3%B6ntt%C3%B6jen+huoltoasema+ja+me ts%C3%A4+korvasi%C3%B6ljykent%C3%A4t/HL20071020SI1AL03vi8

skuthorp
11-12-2008, 04:44 PM
I know where there is one of these in a shed, rusted out of course. Imagine hanging that on the back of your Camaro, or BMW convertable!
Thanks Timo, like the bags of charcoal on the roof.

PeterSibley
11-12-2008, 04:57 PM
I have heard from my elders about such vehicles in subcontinent during British rule.

http://www.fastlane.com.au/Features/75_feature_-_gas_producer.jpg
Syed ...it was called producer gas here in Australia , perhaps the same over your way ?

Syed
11-12-2008, 10:39 PM
They were called locally as 'Bumboo Cot'.:)

skuthorp
11-12-2008, 10:43 PM
Syed, I do like 'Bumboo Cot', much better than 'gas producer unit'!

Steve Paskey
11-13-2008, 01:37 AM
Believe it or not, the concept has been updated for the 21st century. The biomass-powered pickup truck (aka the bio-truck) runs by gassifying wood, switchgrass, crop residues, or other solid biomass material. The same technology can be used to power any vehicle that burns gasoline.

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/agrn/bio-truck/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2736751166_9a5ffc8ea0.jpg

Phillip Allen
11-13-2008, 06:16 AM
Hey Steve, where do you put the four sheets of ply wood and the other lumber you needed the truck for in the first place?