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Show me your pics of a technology that may celebrate a renaissance within the next decades...
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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 04:33:21 PM »
One of my favorite ads:

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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 04:40:41 PM »
This one is nice too, showing a wood station (instead of a petrol station) in the background:

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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 04:46:22 PM »
Nice - more of it!

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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 04:39:24 PM »
I´ve found two photos I´ve shot around 2001 near Erlangen / Bavaria.
A gifted bavarian craftsman has converted his Opel Kadett Limousine with pre-WWII parts to run with wood gas.
And what should I say - the system has worked fine!

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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 05:23:58 PM »
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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 02:33:23 AM »
The cars in the pictures coalcar, coalcar1 and coalcar3 aren't really wood gas generator cars, but cars that are powered by coal gas (or "town gas"). They don't produce the gas themselves, but just have a huge gas tank on the roof. And I'm not sure whether grob's first picture doesn't show a car with LPG tanks on the roof. But nevertheless, they are all interesting alternative gas engined cars.

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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 03:58:40 AM »
Grob - shall I remove them?
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Re: Wood gas generators, Holzvergaser, Moteur Gazogene, Houtgasgenerator...
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 04:24:36 AM »
No!

I was aware of that facts, of course, but let´s put it like wendax has named it before:
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all interesting alternative gas engined cars
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I think I´ll change the topic´s title.
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That´s the kind of stuff we love... :thumbsup:

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Great pictures of the Panhard Dynamic, thanks ! (I knew the second picture, but the first one is new to me :) )

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Some more Panhard pictures with gas generators, all from the marvellous book "Panhard & Levassor - entre tradition et modernité" by Bernard Vermeylen.. First truck from 1928 (!), then a truck and a bus from 1939, then some pics from during WWII.

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And my last ones:
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Haha.. Reply #13 - the pair on picture 09 certainly knows something that guys on picture 04 do not :)

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Not sure if this fits or not, but I'm kinda partial to this:
http://www.route66goatgas.com/



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Well this does not fit really, too:  ;D

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Love the Faun...

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Berthelon, a French home-built tractor from 1942 running on wood gas:

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What a creation  :o
Wow, with this slim tiny single front wheel it must be a torture to drive with all the engine weight on it.
And you´d better not leave the tarmac not to sink in instantly!