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every one is going "green" these days and I myself am planning on going head on the opposite direction this is what I have, let me know what you think. I am building a GMC 3/4 ton 4wd. my first priority was what motor to use. so I asked around and a family friend said he had a 2 ton grain truck that has been sitting for years and was looking to get rid of it, he said it had a big block in it. so I took it because it was a big block. it is a 366 cubic inch big block tall deck (NOT A BORED OUT 350) I figured if its good enough for a two ton truck its good enough for my 3/4 ton. I also pulled out the transmission and it is the sm 465great transmission, and my dad gave me the transfer case its the np 205 the king of transfer cases. now I need better axels all i have are the factory 12 and 14 bolt. I am sure they will do but I am looking at getting the Rockwell 2 and 1/2 ton planetary gear set. you know the axels in the duce and a halves .I have a predicted fuel mileage of three to five miles to the gallon. but I could challenge anyone to try to out pull me because I have the gearing and the power

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Doctor What
Doctor What

11 years ago

*sniffs* Smell that? That's your mother earth, her face is melting! :)

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vince 09
vince 09

Reply 11 years ago

So do you think we should go to bio fuels? Well lets look at them shall we, for one there not good for your car unless you have a brand new one. The gum up your valves. Two you get bad gas mileage so even though you are paying a less you are filling up more. And lets look at how you get bio fuels not only is it transports by diesel it also has to be harvested by TRACTORS that burn DIESEL, and if you think that farmers are using bio diesel that your crazy. don’t mean to be rude just pointing that out

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

There's biofuel and there's biofuel. Crop-grown biofuels are not, IMO, a good idea - they use up valuable food-crop space. The best biofuels are those that utilise the wastes of existing systems - use crops-wastes (stems etc) as solid fuels, ferment animal slurries to produce methane, or dry and burn them directly. Algae-based fuels are showing some promise, both as a fuel itself and as a source of oils. Bio-ethanol gives you the same mpg as petrol, biodiesel is (I am told) as good as the regular stuff, aAnd you can run your tractor on it.

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vince 09
vince 09

Reply 11 years ago

ya i've seen most of the stuff you are talking about on tv lol but the thing is if your car isn't made specially for the stuff than it is bad for it, it gums important things up(valves wrist pins injectors)the things you need to run the car

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 11 years ago

There was a great article in national geographic a few years back that covered this debate nicely. I can't find it though :(. I'll link if I end up finding it.