View Full Version : Arriving in Lancaster in a diesel veggie-car!

09-05-2008, 12:20 AM
Thanks to the Economic stimulus check, my family will be flying from California to Pittsburgh, Pa. to stay with friends for vacation.
Our friends live in the Darlington/Beaver Falls area, N/W of Pittsburgh. My friend has converted a Mercedes-Benz Station wagon to run on vegetable oil. And it does. Everyday. He commutes about 50 miles to work. So on Wednesday, the 17th, we will leave Darlington and drive to Harrisburg to stay with a relative (CASO riding with a CAF**dO). Plan to be at the meet Thursday. Pay attention to your noses. If you think you smell something in the cooker, that's us. I have driven behind others here in California and they really smell like you overheated vegetable oil in a pan.
We hope to make it there on the full tank we start with, and probably will carry three full 5 gallon buckets with us for the return trip. Can't get it at just any filling station, ya know!;)
So if anyone wants to check out a working grease-car, veggie-car, etc., my friend will be glad to show it to you. I know bams50 was pretty interested in the subject a while back. We will only be there on Thursday.
(read it backwards)

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09-05-2008, 05:35 AM
I've messed with bio some, but would be interested in talking to someone who's actually doing veggie oil. Hope to get to meet him- and, of course, you!:)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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09-05-2008, 10:09 AM
Kurt, my parents still live just outside of Darlington. Small world.


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