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I remember seeing a picture of old cars with wood gasifiers on the back- I think they were in Cuba. The equipment was huge then, but I would imagine that the size could be reduced with modern design and materials. I have never tried it myself, but I have heard that it takes a lot of wood to get the same amount of power as gas.

It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with, though!
 

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Iv'e seen a few of these on youtube and like you said it is a huge contraption to fit on a GT. It's another thing I would love to do but probably will never do. Another thing to you need to be able to build is a tar free gasifier or near tar free and you need to have a great filtration system. If you run the engine without a filtration system the tar will get in the valves and sieze your engine. If you build one I would love to see how you do it.
 

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My dad told me about using a "gasogen" to power an internal combustion engine,the germans did it during WWII to power their equipment after all their fuel depots were destroyed in bombing raids....

They used not much more than an airtight wood stove to produce the combustible gases,and the carb would work well enough to allow it to run on them.....

A finnish guy in my hometown had a 60's ford Falcoln he converted to run on wood gas,he had a 55 gallon drum air tight wood stove in the trunk,and pipes going from it up over the roof,and into a hole cut into the hood,to feed the smoke to the egines intake....
I remember seeing him tooling around in it often,until the fire department declared it "unsafe" and he was forced to stop driving it on public roads....
 
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