Them mountain men build had some air leaks too iron out, and fix, though i think all lids should have a atatchment cable or chain hook just in case the puff back breaches the clamp lids. only my onist opinion.
I believe it can be worked out just well.
Been looking into a few episodes of the concept and the goal always seems to deliver a successful build.
Did e-mail in, but no reply , yet…
Can you be more specific on your code of ethics on the show, then your participation on the participation fees, you recognize, These are specialists that you will have for the realization, I think it is important to discuss the amount of the cachet, as much as you will have people of qualities, and as much your rate of audience will be important, you realize that by the number of years that we have formed, not always paid at its fair value, your broadcast will be the occation and recognition of being rewarded at its fair value an extraordinary know-how, while providing education to the listener on the merits of this type of means of locomotion, producing less CO2, etc … the pleasure of reading you …
On this video at 42 : 35 the JD tractor is set on fire for some reason ? I use a JD that is very similar but I never new they were so dangerous if happen to catch fire .
After seeing this video, I don’t believe it is something I’d want to be a part of.
Haha, I was embarrassed by just watching the intro! Is this show meant for children?
The ancient Greeks figured it out, when they realized that there only a very limited number of basic stories (themes) you can use in theater plays. Our modern media must obey ALL those same laws of group psychology. They cannot REALLY tell the truth.
Yeah, after watching some more of the shows, we decided it does not have a tone consistent with our values. So we will leave it to others. Billy North
yeah like i said before we would be smart to leave it for some one else to do. It is below our interlect.
Seriously? I don’t pay for TV, so never having seen the “Monster Garage” show before, and watching a couple of Jesse James “Austin Speed Shop” episodes (which show Jesse building cool stuff) I purchased out of a Walmart bargain bin, I expected something more professional, aimed at wanna-be builder types. Like the old “Scrapheap / Junkyard Wars” which I really enjoyed. Hard to see how a quality woodgas build would follow an episode like “Alien Crop Circle John Deere Tractor Incineration”. Maybe Mr. Teslonian would enjoy that. Too bad the “king of random” is gone. Maybe Nighthawkinlight and Colin Furse are available. Burnt that bridge, didn’t I ??!!!
Haha Mike that is true, also don’t forget about that Experimental Fun channel that made a little 2 stroke motor run on wood gas with mason jars with water and sawdust as filters, I’m sure they would be a lot of help… on cable some of the stuff on velocity or motor trend is a little cool, but they all get caught up in drama and fake deadlines you can’t take anyone serious, and after watching that tractor episode of monster garage, it all seems like a joke.
To be fair and balanced, I found this video, which is mostly a narration of the press release.
Also, I am willing to consider that the flaming John Deere were one of the worst produced of the series. Others may have been better. My biggest problem with that episode was the team members they picked (many non-builders, non-mechanic types), and the disconnected storyline. This video says “original producers” back for 2020.
I was trying to link back into the National Geographic Planet Mechanics Tree Powered video that Pete Stanaitis put up in the DOW Mountain Men topic.
The video link does still work there.
And they DID have woodgas reducing CO2 and actual theory of operation in their presentation. Sure. Sure. A bit of woosh-poof show too. 47 minutes 26 seconds long.
JohanL. was obviously the never-seen builder of this. That is the way to go IMHO.
That you can insist control.
Finished production editing you will have no control over.
Their game. Their rules. Their entertainment show.
Might give this summers 3-4 episode “Beat the Judges” of Forged In Fire a try.
Always good to see the critics have to produce for the cameras and count down clocks.
I dont know the more of these clips I see the worse it looks They might get things to work but not the way DOW has. there only hope is luck. I dont think I would even want to be in camera range when they are around . Sorry I whent from not impressed, to what the hell, to it belongs there. I couldnt think of a better answer to their ideas.
Takes me a month working by myself to put a system I know well together. Then another month making everything work the way it’s supposed to.
For something like monster garage it would be a bare bones as simple as possible system made from vessels that I know and could be pieced together quickly. If it has to be hidden, it ain’t happening. Cooler over the roof and in through the hood, possible.
Could it be done? Probably, should it be done? No… remember if it gets built and runs right away every backyard wanna be and their dog is gonna try yo build what you built.
I can remember showing off a preproduction system we had built at a mining show. I gad a guy run up to me and sayt , hey that’s a gasifier I’ve built 2 of those. I asked him what did he have them fueling? His reply, nothing they never really worked… so he didn’t really build a gasifier… I’m careful what I show people when I build… I don’t want them to try to duplicate my work so when theirs doesn’t work they can’t say obviously I must have been cheating somehow… hope that makes sense
Hey James B if you would intro the builder(s) with credits and qualifications of the vehicle they are currently successfully running you may get a taker but probably not for the money offered. Realize your need is more for fast paced entertainment than progressing any other agenda so if credits ran long entertainment value would be less.
We have been toying with the idea of “woodgas burnouts” and have the vehicle to do it. Bored/stroked 460 in an early model Ranchero. Thinking that may be the missing link to get gearheads and general public interested in natures finest alt fuel. So far just thinking bout it - as other more pressing things like gardening/farming/making a living to do at the moment.
Could be shown at fairs n such. Art Arfons used to get a pretty good paycheck for melting down a clunker with his jet powered art. But he had a name already.
In my mind doing something inherently entertaining is a better challenge to fellow woodgassers than an “entertainment” build under unknown parameters. Finding something that is entertaining in it’s own right rather than chasing entertainment venues if that makes sense.
Personally love the low rumble of a 318 or 460 or Waynes V-10 just barely idling on woodgas at way lower rpm than they could idle on smoke from the pit. But realize that holds zero entertainment value for most folks ;~)
All the best and good luck with the show. Hope have not discouraged anyone on this site from taking up your offer. Would like to see one of my hero’s take the challenge. Thinking Mike Larosa probably built a few workable models from “obtainium” in the allotted time frame ;~)
Here’s the idea I’ve had for a few years now. Maybe if the show uses someone’s already built wood gas proven truck and in a week, build in hydraulics or a PTO to it like a tow truck would have. Those hydraulics can operate a wood chunker that can be made in a week and mounted in the back of a truck. It can be staged that the truck is running low on fuel of what can be found in many ditches in wooded areas like where I live. The truck would have enough wood gas to process the fuel in time to continue running and get to the destination.
Could you take it home afterwards or would they blow it up like they did to that tractor?
We haven’t heard from OP in a while. I think he may not be interested in our ideas of how the show should be done. Probably went elsewhere looking for someone willing to play along on their terms. Or just given up on the idea all together.
Hi ArvidO. good to hear your voice of reason.
Hopefully you are catching this summers’ new “Beat the Judges” Forged in Fire episodes.
Great seeing the critical experts have to produce. Actually showing just how good the returning previous episode winners really are.