Guests from Roslagen
Axel, Maj, Kent and Inga came to visit me in Dalarna. They were one of the hosts during the trip around Sweden and gave us food, shelter and an absolutely wonderful experience riding in a wood gas truck from WWII. We couldnít give them a ride in our car, because the clutch was bad and we didnít want to jeopardise the last day on our journey. Instead we offered them to come to Dalarna and have a ride in the car here, and so they did.
The plan was to have lunch at my place, and then take the wood gas car to Inge Nyman in Orsa. Inge and Axel is in the same age (79 years) and they both have a Volvo wood gas truck from WWII. I really looked forward to unite them together and see what was going to happen.
We had moose steak which I had cooked during the night in my fire stow. I served oven-baked vegetables with mushroom-sauce and cowberry-jam with the steak. I also happened to find some smoked moose sausage in the fridge.
After we had eaten, we started to prepare the wood gas system for start up. Kent and Axel helped me to fill coal and wood in the producer. It didnít take long until we had the engine running and left for Orsa.
In Orsa we met Inge and took a lock at his workshop and two of his T-fords. We then travelled up to one of his garages where he has the truck. It was really fun to hear Inge and Axel talk about their trucks and the small differences between them. Axelís engine is slightly larger and gives a little bit more power.
They gave each other advice about how to solve problems. Inge has installed ignition-cable separators that keep the cables in a distance from each other. In this way the engine runs cleaner. He also has a lubricator that spreads an aerosol of oil in the air intake. This is to prevent the valves and cylinders from getting warn out by the dry wood gas. Inge doesnít know if itís really effective or just a thing they tried to sell to people during the war to earn money.
After a long and nice time at the old garage, we went back to Furudal. Axel, Maj, Kent, Inga and I said farewell and they headed back home. I really appreciated their visit and I hope that we will meat many times in the future.