Born and raised in South Eastern Ohio.
Big help from my twin brother when we both witnessed Vedbil and their woodgas car on YouTube back in 2007.
Like everyone else new to woodgas we thought it was insane. Then we dove in and never been the same.
Our research started in 2007. Separating the fema style from the Kieth designs and settling our “armchair” knowledge that helped us build a first successful gasifier. We went to work looking out for materials best suited for our design at the time with a limited budget like everyone else. Finally in 2012 we threw up a game plan and struck and arc against steel. Welding it all up as we went and kept as close as we could to the infamous Imbert design. Set it all in my brother’s '79 ford with the 300 straight six and fired it up. The first few lights as we all know are a headache. Got the flair to light and cranked the engine. Puff puff and pow! There she went. Our homemade carb did well. Then under her own power we drove down the county road. (Not sports car speed but still moving and chugging)
That feeling was better than tasting a keylime pie for the first time. You all know what I mean.
College came into effect, truck was sold, but I can never let our first gasifier go. Sitting in my grandfather’s barn in Ohio, probably for the rest of it’s life. But that’s not the end of the story by any means.
Now residing in North Carolina I’m working on gathering all the right materials for my next gasifier. From what we learned from our first, I’ll make sure the second edition will be a daily driver.
#1 Strickly startup, drive, and shutdown on woodgas.
#2 reliability and ease of operation
#3 spread the woodgas gospel and meet new friends in this wonderful hobby
Looking forward to continuing this conversation for the long run.
P.s. Hi Wayne Kieth!