Featured Project of the month for September 2015 is Dustin Moore’s 1994 Dodge Dakota. Instead of the traditional steel firetube, Dustin used a layer of insulative firebricks. This gasifier is so far “outside the box”, he had to cut a hole in the box to make more room!
"This will cover a modified Wayne Keith (WK) gasifier that I have been designing. Had some issues initially with the gasifier heating up and not making gas… fixed those issues and truck is running much better.
“Everything is running tip top. really happy with the performance of this new truck and ease of operation. Able to idle down to 800RPM and has lots of getup and go. took it on the highway for a short trip and did very well keeping up with traffic without adding in gasoline 60MPH and able to shift into overdrive on flats. Also fuel economy seems improved over the last vehicle, no stats yet but just seems to get 2/3rd farther on a bag of wood.”
[Premium members can view the full build thread here: http://forum.driveonwood.com/t/johnnys-wk-gasifier-project/1924]
@Dustin, if you could update us on the status of the truck, or any other woodgas projects you’re working on, we’d love to get an update. Congratulations!!