V-8 S10 Truck -- Runs On Wood ! -- 1 Cord = 5200 Miles!! on 2040-cars
Raymond, New Hampshire, United States
V-8 S10 Truck -- RUNS ON WOOD ! 1 cord
= 5200 miles!!
S10 with 350CI engine, 700R4 transmission, Wayne Keith Gasifier.
truck has been built as the next step forward in woodgas performance. Light
overall weight and a high flow woodgas system were a priority during the build.
This is the first woodgas truck to be specifically designed for use with a
performance & mileage is what you are looking for, this is the truck for
Chassis from cab back has been replaced
with a custom tube chassis specifically designed to accept a Wayne Keith
gasifier. All the build pictures are under New WK Gasser project thread in the
premium section of Drive on Wood.
- features 4 link suspension w/ 3/4 x 3/4 rod ends, adjustable height panhard bar,
QA1 double adjustable suspension shocks & adjustable coil over springs.
Lower shock mounts are fully adjustable for any desired ride height. 4 wheel
alignment is very easy as each 4 link bar is equipped with right & left
hand rod ends for length adjustment. . The panhard bar is also equipped with
right & left rod ends for easy adjustment. Machined tube holes thru cross
members for exhaust.
- has been built to exact specs as shown on Drive on Wood hand book & video
with all new materials. The fire tube is the larger of the two designs -- same
dimensions as the gasifier on Wayne Keith's V10 Dodge. Extreme design measures
taken to sink the gasifier low enough in the chassis to be below the S10 roof.
The chassis has also been designed to mount the gasifier far enough to the
center of the truck as not to protrude past the door. Full weight of gasifier
sits on platform & held in position by a bolt on strap with machined mounts
welded to chassis (outer housing is not pierced anywhere for mounting)
-- features 16 external, removable cooler tubes, 16 hold down springs and
flanged & bolted top cover mount (absolutely no distortion in the top
-- 1/4 in laser cut stainless steel with star shaped relief holes. We installed
one of these grates in Chris Saenz's Dakota last year --- he reports that it
works very well.
DOOR -- Outside mounted for ease of maintenance -- total access to the grate,
machined hinges & latch are all adjustable to insure a perfect air tight
EXCHANGER -- 8 inch bolted flange intake tube with close bolt pattern (to
insure no leak connection) 5 inch flanged exit tube. Machined inlet bung for
-- 4 pass, 5 inch flanged intake tube -- 5 inch flanged exit tube. 65 feet of
2.00 x .070 aluminized tubing, laser cut headers, removable end tanks, machined
Delrin mounts. This unit is a high flow condensed version of the standard
cooling rack. The cooler has been specifically designed for high flow and easy
TANK -- 5 inch flanged intake, 4 inch flanged exit tube. Machined, 3 bolt
mounting system. This tank also serves as lower mounting for the hay filter.
Easy removal & installation for maintenance
FILTER -- 4 inch flanged inlet, 4 inch flanged outlet. The weight of the filter
housing sits on the bottom flange and on machined mounts welded to the chassis
& tubular cross bracing to the heat exchanger & cooler tank.
TANK -- 2 bolt tab mounted to the chassis. Easily removed, bottom & side
BLOWERS -- 2 intake blowers vertically mounted. 1 reverse, 4 suction blowers
vertically mounted to the hay filter. Outer aluminum cover for wiring is easily
removed for maintenance. Vertically mounted blowers will not allow condensate
pooling inside blower housings. Drive on Wood builders are trending towards
COOLER -- Mounted under rear chassis. Fittings on the transmission & cooler
have been converted to JIC #6 and connected with Parker hydraulic hose with
Parker push lock swivel ends.
INDUCTION SYSTEM -- Custom built gasoline, woodgas intake manifold. Throttle
bodies have been machined for woodgas & air intake. All tubing in engine
compartment & under truck is 3 1/2 inch stainless steel.
REAR END -- 680/1ratio, complete for use as a chunker. Note flanged pinion yoke
--- makes for very easy mounting of sprocket, pulley or shaft.
OF FUEL -- thousands of pounds of chunked, bagged, dry wood. Hundreds of extra
& EXTRA PARTS -- All extra construction materials & tooling - jigs
related to this project go with the sale of the truck.
-- This gasifier and cooler are also designed to operate a stationary generator
or power plant.
half of chassis has been designed to adapt to any small truck such as a Dakota,
Ranger, S10 etc.
truck is 90% complete. --- new, has never been fired --- high quality build.
Saenz @ Drive on Wood has inspected this truck & can verify the quality of
Will consider trade for early Ford hot rod. Call Peter C.
Chevrolet S-10 for Sale
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:15:00 EST
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