On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 04:43:03 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
:Has anyone ever seen any plans for a wood powered car?
:I know they have been made. With the gas going up and up and up, I am
:ready to start building one. I got plenty of dead trees, thus wood on
:my farm. If you have some plans, please post what you got, and if
:there is a way to get them in digital format. Or, is there a website?
:All that Google is offering are useless blogs (as usual, that seems to
:be about the only thing google finds lately).
I was reading my dad's autobiography last night and there was a passage
where he recounted passage by ship from the west coast of USA to CBI
(China, Burma, India theater) from September to December, 1943. They
stopped in Hobart, Tasmania and all the cars ran on charcoal. To quote
"What cars we saw were right hand drives and were powered by charcoal.
Gasoline, of course, was largely unobtainable, and so every trunk was
converted to charcoal burning engines. The cars were slow, and I believe
low on power, but (for wartime) it sufficed for transportation."