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Old 11th May 2014, 12:40   #31
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Not only Adler Diplomat, but even Mercedes-Benz had wood-gas generator installed in their 170V models during the World War 2.

Here are some of the pictures:

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A 17kg (37lb) load of charcoal was sufficient to travel 100 kilometers (62 miles)

Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz History-Trevor Legate

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A Mercedes-Benz Type 170VG Army staff car with wood-gas generator, an innovative car developed and produced during 1939-43. The M 136G had a four-cylinder engine with a bore stroke of 73.5 100mm. Only 11 of these prototypes were built.

Courtesy:Photo from the Mercedes-Benz Albums in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)

Text from Mercedes Benz Staff cars of Third Reich

Imbert wood gas generator:

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Courtesy: Internal combustion engine handbook-SAE
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Just discovered the Eshelman Adult sportscar .

And the video:

I WANT ONE!
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Here's something for us to cheer about. Gordon Bedson's three wheeled cart designed when he was in India

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Source: http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au...don_bedson.htm
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Saw this one on Jalopnik.


What a wonderful idea - all the comforts of a car & the fitness benefits of a bike!

http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/peo...ium=socialflow
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I remember, late 40s-early 50s, during gasoline rationing, some private carrier trucks had a 'Coal Plant' installed behind the driver's cab. It produced gas that was used to power those Chevy trucks.
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Came across a very nice Listverse Article today and immediately thought of sharing it here.

Some highlights. There are other items in the list that did not catch my attention.

The kite/ air powered car:
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A Horse soother (to ensure the horseless carriage does not spook the 'horse' portion of a horse-carriage)
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An early GPS!
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Pet space - this one needs to make a come back!
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Not just James Bond, even Johnny common man could have amphibious cars. Wonder why it failed!
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It was called the soybean car - essentially a tube frame with panels. The precursor to the Dolphin! With today's technology, this might be viable now.
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For me, this was the weirdest invention: wrist steering wheels. WIth fly-by-wire and computerized controls, this or a joystick, should be the way to go in the future.
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a unique parking & steering mechanism
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Did a quick search for the Rolligon, but didnt find one on TBHP

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This Image from here

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Hi All
i came across this video of some really cool innovations for car lovers and found it worth sharing! Some of this tech is quite simple yet very effective. Hope to see some of it available in India in future!
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