Friday, November 11, 2005
Eight: wallow in frustration
The vege conversion has gone no where since the last post except for afew cofees with Tom where we talk about it.
My problems are...
1. I have no skills or tools to make and install the bits.
2. I don't really understand how it will go together.
It's a block I come across alot in life.. sometimes I wish I was born a boy and/or my father had not died when I was so young, so that I could aquire these skills.
Dear blogreader, do you have any suggestion for me?
Here's a couple of links I've kept on how to DIY straight vege oil conversions:
1. Converting a Mercedes Diesel to Run Vegetable Oil or Used Cooking Oil
2. Veg My Ride
Come on Joe! I'm counting on you to pull this off so you can teach me how to do it next year.
How about putting an add in the paper for some big mucho fella to give you a hand?
Very soon you are going to be playing catch up if you don't keep working on Mr. Bruce Handbag. Not only did I get my 505 Peugeot back from the dead, I also bought the 504 Pug - my vegie oil project. I'm using a 240 volt birko kettle in the engine bay as the heating tank, fed from tanks held in the boot. I'll let you know how I go!!
I'm impressed. You guys are right. Bloody life's hurdles and all that. I like the title of YOUR blog. Why aren't you posting? PLease kep me up to date with your peueot, email me some pics! firstname.lastname@example.org
it!!! It would be so simple to do!! I think even a few copper coils
around the engine block would be enough if you were using an oil supply
(rather than a tallow supply). If the oil is liquid enough to flow
through the pipe towards the engine where it could be heated, this would
I've actually built a few biodiesel processors instead and I have to
say, the stuff is absolutely sensational!! My 23 year old Peugeot blows
no smoke at all, and the engine runs so smoothly that at some speeds
around 120km/h, it is really hard to tell the engine is even running!!!
If you need encouragement to keep going on the project, let me know!!!
Cheers, the Instigator.