Here’s what’s up with my truck.
It’s true, as Mike LaRosa points out I spent a lot of time making this site go, and not enough time building stuff. So it’s BACK TO WORK. I am going to team up with Wayne and try to get my own Keith-style gasifier on the road before too long. I’m actually planning to take the truck down there and work on it in Alabama for a couple of weeks. It SHOULD be ready in time for the meetup in May. But before I go I want to have everything ready that I can.
Some of you may remember from reading my blog, http://eatmorechili.blogspot.com that I had the truck almost completely built, and ran into flow restriction problems, and had to stop and re-evaluate things. As it turns out, there’s a lot more to a gasified truck than just “getting it to run” - longevity of parts, capacity for condensate and ash, heat recovery and other useful tweaks can make all the difference between a daily driver and an expensive hobby. Barely running isn’t good enough.
So I took it back a couple of notches. Basically the truck is back to normal, with a nice looking headache rack. I will be adding a hay filter and plumbing real soon. Stay tuned!