Future Fuels Rally

Our wood-gas-as-fuel experiments have been so successful we've signed up for the Future Fuels Rally.



072 future fuels rally 4 testing throttle
B.V. Alvarez tests the throttle linkage on the Chevy's wood-gas/ethanol carburetor in preparation for the Future Fuel Rally.
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072 future fuels rally 1 experimental air intake
An experimental fresh air inlet manifold rests next to the modified hearth insert of the scrap wood gasifier.
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072 future fuels rally 2 preparing cylinder heads
Don Barrett prepares the woodburner's cylinder heads. A high-compression V-8 replaces the six for the Future Fuels event.
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072 future fuels rally 3 distilling ethanol
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS vacuum distillery converts corn to ethanol for the rally.
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072 future fuels rally 5 head replacement
Robyn Bryan replaces the alcohol-fueled van's head after a 20,000-mile, pre-race inspection.
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