Wayne, I have to tell you, I do believe driving this Dakota on woodgas is the most fun and satisfaction I’ve had in many years (except,of course the fun stuff my wife and I do when we done woodgassing). We took our little vacation last week on woodgas. We took a beautiful route through the hills and lakes in central Minnesota. We drove 375 miles all on wood. And one peculiar thing happend. Since we never stopped at any service station, we never had a chance to buy snacks. My wife was nearly starving when we pulled off the road and pulled out the cooler to make lunch.
We had a great time driving past several Amish sawmills. I really wanted to stop and show off, but it was Sunday and they were in their buggies dressed in their finest bonnets and hats. All the little Amish kids waved at us, not even realizing that we were both driving sustainable rigs. But the fact was not lost on me, and I waved back with a big smile.
I did stop an “English” sawmill the other and showed the rig to the owner. He was totally amazed! I told him about you and your sawmill and chunker and I could just see the wheels turning in his head.
I’ve got 1500 miles on the Dakota now on wood. I don’t ever use petrol except to start up, and it just runs beautifully!!! No trouble keeping up with traffic, and always looking for somewhere to go. Thanks a million for all your great ideas and experience!
Oh, and I like the pvc knob on your idle string, although I believe the water faucet knob would be a finer piece of instrumentation.