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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Charcoal Motor Bike 1942

Charcoal Motor Bike 1942 - Here's a video from Australia back in 1942 showing a gentleman riding a motorcycle that uses charcoal as fuel!
It's just a variant of gasification. Most commonly done with wood, but almost any flammable material will work. It was widely used in northern Europe during WWII, Mother Earth News did a story on it in either the 60's or 70's, and there was even an episode of Planet Mechanics where they built one for a small pickup truck. There are lots of different ways to build one, you can find plans for them all over the internet, even the FEMA website has blueprints and instructions for them.