Monday, August 10, 2020

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Friday, April 24, 2020

About me

Several years ago I read about someone driving a bus that was burning used cooking oil for fuel. The article didn't say anything about how to do it, but it mentioned a book called From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank. I purchased the book after searching the web and finding nothing. I had several years experience working as a mechanic for the National Guard and I had a hard time believing what I was reading.

I already owned an old Chevy truck with a 6.2 engine and dual tanks. Converting the truck was fairly easy, but there wasn't much information on collecting and filtering all of the wvo. I drove the truck for about a year and burned a couple hundred gallons of grease. The truck was rusting apart and the front end needed all new rod ends. I parted it out and forgot about burning grease.

Years later I stumbled across a yahoo group that was putting VW diesel into Samurais and sidekicks. Someone posted a link to the biodiesel infopop site and the rest is history. The systems were now very different. They were using flat plate heat exchangers, two valves, two filters etc. I built my Geo Tracker in 2005. Since then I have converted 3 MB's 1 Chevy P/U and 1 Ford P/U.

I never even thought about buying a conversion kit. I like building things myself and much as I hate to pay to have things done for me. I read a lot of
and other's posts. The home-brew parts that guys were building looked like it would work just as good as store bought. I started shopping for the raw materials to make the parts I wanted to install. I had to buy most of it in bulk. I was stuck with much more than I needed, so I sold a few parts here and there on the forums and Ebay.

This is a hobby that I enjoy. I want a place to share what I have learned and offer affordable parts. I will post how-to's for all the parts and sell parts to people who would rather buy than build. Just contact me by email. If you feel more comfortable you can go through Ebay.
Here's a few good forums:
There are more, but if you are new this should get you started.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Parts for Sale

Prices include shipping inside the USA. Just email me if you want to pay with paypal or a US Postal MO. There are too many fake MO's and checks out there for me to take anything else. Details and pics are on ebay, but I can sell them a little cheaper here because I don't have to pay the fees to paypal and ebay.

SBC WVO Gear Pump $65
Universal Injector Line Heater $20
Injector Line Heater w/ jumpers for 4, 5 or 6 cylinder engines $25
Injector Line Heater for 8 cylinder engines $45
100 watt inline fuel line heater ( 5/16" or 3/8" ) $ 30
200 watt inline fuel line heater (5/16" or 3/8") $40
200 watt fuel filter heater kit $ 33
Resistance wire heater kit (inc. 10' heater wire, 10' of insulation and 150" of high temp tape)$25
Adjustable thermostat 135-175F $20
Coolant heated Filter(filter head w/ 3/4 npt outlets, filter and aluminum coil) $40

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Modified Small Block Chevy Pump

Here is how to make your own waste oil gear pump.
This article has several photos attached. Click the link to the article then click the icon in the top left corner of the photo.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Off Topic, But a Money Saver

This what a coil looks like when the unit is operated without a filter. You can see large scraps of silver tape that have been sucked through the system and lodged on the coil.

How to perform some basic service to your hvac system.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Micro VAWT

An unfinished, maybe never project:

This is something I fooled around with for a little while. Now it's been collecting dust for years. It's all junk that was laying around the garage, an old blower, a bicycle hub, some big washers, a pvc plumbing fitting and a small motor.

It can produce a little power, but it needs a way to make the power useable, like charging a car battery. Heck, I'll be happy with charging AA batteries.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

More spring cleaning: 35 spline dana 60 axle stubs spicer locking hubs spyder high steer arms

I would to make a cash deal in person for the bigger parts. Some of them are heavy and require expensive shipping. The smaller ones can easily be shipped in a flat rate postal box. I will only take a US Postal Service money order or paypal IF the payment is from your account not a credit card or bank transfer because paypal charges a fee for those services. Please contact me if you have any questions NJ_M715atNETZERO.NET Thank you

chevy dodge dana 60 used rotor $55
factory spicer ford dana 60 locking hubs broached to fit 35 spline outer axle stubs $ 270
35 spline drive flanges / cogs with covers $170

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

1989 F250 with Class III front hitch

This hitch is mounted on the front of my 1989 F250. It was welded with my on board alternator welder conversion. It's made from square steel tubing and a store bought receiver that is gusseted with 1/2 plates. It is secured to the frame with two 5/8" hardened bolts. It's main purpose is to add accessories like cooler or bike racks to the truck, but it is strong enough for my removable winch if needed.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

M715 for Sale

2 1/2 ton (duece and a half) driver seats with 2 new cushions

The body and frame were blasted, primed and painted. There is some minor rust, but this is still in very good must see condition. The rockers were cut out and replaced heavy steel to protect it from off-roading. It has most of the pioneer tools. The frame is from a mid '80's chevy pick up. It has buggy springs in the rear. The Turbo 350 was rebuilt for off road use with heavy duty clutch packs. The Dana 60 front has an ARB air locker, heavy duty inner axles, 35 spline " forklift " outer axles, high steer arms and is completely rebuilt from carrier bearing to brakes to king pins. It has all new parts. The Corporate 14 bolt rear axle has a detroit locker and disk brake conversion using D60 parts so the same spare parts can be used front or back. It also has all new bearing and seals. The seats are spring loaded driver's seats from a duece and half M35 truck. I have one or two new cushions for the seats. I am selling the truck because my back was injured. I had 2 surgeries and I will not be able to use the truck anytime soon. I probably will not be able to take the pounding from driving off road so I decided to let it go.

TH-350 WITH NP 203 $300

HOOD $75


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Simple Gasoline to LP Conversion

This article will show you how easy it can be to run a gas engine on propane. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Adapter to Drive a SBC Gear Pump with a Drill,5zp7,faq,ftfu,6e0e,31s2,hzux&

Steel Drums

Some are open top drum and closed top drums. Both have a 2 inch and a 3/4 inch bung and are in great shape. Open tops come with lids and lock rings. Drums are in great condition. They held either mineral oil or vaseline and are easy to wipe out. I have several of each on hand right now. closed drums are $20 each. open top drums are $25 each.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Endless Battery Power adapter for Cordless Tools

Home made DIY Lawnmower Alternator Welder

This article has several photos attached. Click the link to the article then click the icon in the top left corner of the photo.

The GM alternator worked, but it was hard to shape the puddle and keep the rod from sticking. I upgraded to a large body alternator from an '83 F-150 and added an outlet for a light and power tools.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Simple WVO Pump to Drill Bracket

The pic says it all. 12 inches of 3/8" theaded rod secured with two nuts. The handle of the drill will bump into the rod and prevent the pump from spinning around. You can get fancy and improve it from here, but this is as simple as you can get. Use a rubber band to turn on the drill and you will have your hands free to man the hoses.