Hi guys, I’m Ron from Australia. Fantastic site this is, after a lot of reading I’ve been bitten by the woodgas bug again! I built one ten years ago with little idea of what I was doing and only fired it up last week knowing now that the dimensions are way off, but it still held a flare for an hour & 40 minutes using poor quality wood and no filter at all. That was exciting for me haha.
Now I’m in the process of learning from that one to build something better but I’m stuck on the hearth side of things. I’m building it to suit a 4 litre 6 cylinder ford falcon ute so… this is my question: with the imbert dimensions available on this site it mentioned matching dimensions with horse power but this Ute is 240hp on petrol (obviously much less on wood) I’m just not sure which figure to aim for, like what flow rate would best suit that engine, also the restrictor sizes seem much larger than other designs I’ve been reading about. I’m eager to get out with the grinder and welder but decided to cave and ask for a little help, it’s easy to get a little lost with so much information available. Any guidance would be much appreciated thanks