Tampa Bay Automobile Museum Collection
   
Ford Model A
Gazogene
   
Country: USA
Production Years: 1927-1931
Number Produced: 4,849,340

In the late 1930s and into the 40s, gazogŤne technology offered an alternative to traditional gas and diesel engines. In this system, charcoal or wood is burned and the hydrocarbon gas is then used for combustion inside the engine.

Our car, a 1929 Ford Model A, received a gazogŤne system manufactured in Spain in 1939. The Ford was running in the island of Palma de Mallorca, in close proximity to Barcelona. It is one of very few survivors, and it still runs great with the charcoal purchased from the local hardware store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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