Woodburning Cars

When gasoline was rationed or nonexistent during World War II, many cars were converted to run on firewood. The trend is making a comeback of sorts as gas prices rise higher and higher. See some of these cars and find out how it's done at Low-Tech Magazine. Link -via the Presurfer

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The logistics of this will not pay off. The "wood powered" vehicles I have read about have to heat the wood to release gas from it, then burn the gasses. How is this cheaper than paying for fuel? How much will the materials cost? You have to build this contraption, which will have to be assembled properly. You will have to acquire wood, either bought or cut, which will take time. And don't suggest stealing it, the fines for theft and trespassing will definitely not be cost effective. I love that people take the time to come up with this stuff, and enjoy things that are mechanical (I am a mechanic),but gas prices are not that bad.
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