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Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead => The Drawing Board - Suggestions, Comments, and Future Plans => Topic started by: Maddremor on September 05, 2017, 09:06:45 AM

Title: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: Maddremor on September 05, 2017, 09:06:45 AM
During times of oil shortage (especially during WII) combustion engines were converted to run on wood or coal using wood gasifiers. This fits the apocalyptic aestethic, is feasable to make with existing combustion engines, and is more practical than steam engines (at least in the short term).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: DeWolf on September 05, 2017, 03:41:46 PM
Interesting...
Title: Re: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: tarburst98 on September 06, 2017, 05:56:07 PM
only problem i can think of is can a wood gasifier be built by a survivor? it looks like a complex chunk of machinery.
Title: Re: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: DeWolf on September 06, 2017, 06:13:24 PM
only problem i can think of is can a wood gasifier be built by a survivor? it looks like a complex chunk of machinery.
Actually one idea I had for a mod is that you could take apart some of the factory equipment you could find either from vaults in vanilla or factories and military compounds from more locations and I think tall buildings mount them on a vehichle frame and use them to build items that require better tools and or more precision than what hand tools could provide such as better survivor made guns.
Title: Re: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: SpadeDraco on September 06, 2017, 06:22:38 PM
only problem i can think of is can a wood gasifier be built by a survivor? it looks like a complex chunk of machinery.

You can actually ghetto one together with nothing but propane tanks and piping. That being said, I don't know if they'd be compatible with most modern cars....
Title: Re: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: DeWolf on September 06, 2017, 06:46:26 PM
only problem i can think of is can a wood gasifier be built by a survivor? it looks like a complex chunk of machinery.

You can actually ghetto one together with nothing but propane tanks and piping. That being said, I don't know if they'd be compatible with most modern cars....
I also don't think its a wise idea to mix biodiesel with regular diesel.
Title: Re: Wood gasifier engines
Post by: vivat on September 18, 2017, 12:23:48 PM
only problem i can think of is can a wood gasifier be built by a survivor? it looks like a complex chunk of machinery.
if you can weld - you can craft jetstream furnace for produce pyrolysis gas