I can answer this one. Mr Wayne might not be experienced enough (with freezing that is)
With my setups I’ve had my cooler pipes either sloping or vertical, but even if you build them horisontally it would take low spots for ice to do any harm.
To be able to melt ice in the condensation tank it can be favorable to have the woodgas routed into it, prior to the cooling rails.
Welcome there are some very knowledgeable people here who can definitely help you along your journey into the land of gasification. I did a quick search for shutting down and found this thread you will find helpful.
The lenght of time before relighting will depend on what type of wood and how dry it is. With dry oak I can expect the truck to start up without a relight up to about 5 hours . ( if it has been brought up to good operating temp )
Barry, I’m smiling ear to ear and I think we are several people on this site doing that because we know that feeling so well.
3 years ago I doubted it would be possible for me to do my every day driving on wood. Almost 20,000 miles later I know it is possible.
Just be aware it’ll take you more time handling maintence on the system and wood prepping than you will be able to spend behind the wheel.
Thanks Wayne, I have already read that information and it all makes sense.
My donor vehicle is a 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch four-wheel drive with a 5.4 l V8
I plan on installing a lift kit and larger tires and also steeper gears to help with low end power while on wood gas.
This will be an around town truck and a Woods truck going back to my camp.
I’m also aware of the OBD2 challenges involved but have a good friend with a Dyno and computer programmer that I am sure we can overcome the challenges with a computer programmer similar to the E85 conversion programmers that can change the computer parameters with the flip of a switch.
The main problem I see so far following Gary 04 Ranger build is the long-term storage of operating parameters in the ECM after the vehicle is running in a lean condition from the woodgas.
I have every intention of cracking the OBD2 challenges and opening up the field for additional donor vehicles.
This is all I will think about for the next 3 weeks it will read every article I can find and video I can watch.
If you have any more recommendations please feel free to make them as I am like a sponge absorbing this information