posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:42 PM
Iv'e built the nearly perfect SHTF vehicle.. Its' average looking, its nuke proof, it seats up to 5 and has dry cargo space inside, its got ground
clearance , yet its fuel efficient and also runs on multiple fuels.. everything from motor oil to kerosene and even used tranny fluid and used
vegtable oil ..
I started with a 2000 4x4 Chevy blazer (the small sized s10 version) swapped the engine with a 5cylinder turbo diesel from a older early 80's Merc
benz, The vehicle is very normal looking and unassuming , until you get close enough to hear the turbo spinning and the diesel chatter.. this
vehicle is 100% mechanical drive train and will run even under a nukes EMP.. and the Benz 5 cylinder diesels are very very prized for their
reliability, and simplicity of maintenance. They are also are not picky with fuels, it can basically run on any combustible oily substance you can get
to flow into its injection pump.. And with the addition of a 2nd heated fuel tank and a "hose in hose" fuel heating system, (you heat the fuel
lines and fuel tank with engine antifreeze) you literally can run fuels like engine crank case oil, used deep fryer vegetable oil, hydrolic fluid,
and even low melting point grease varieties.
The s10 blazer platform is a full framed vehicle so it has a pretty high towing capacity yet has a smaller size that allows you to get into tighter
spots that a full size would not allow.
One other advantage is its economical, tires are a very common and low cost size, the engine can run on all sorts of fuels, and it's gets over
30mpg... with the dual 18 gallon tanks its got about a 1100 mile range before needing a refuel..
The disadvantages.. its not lightning quick.. it will do 90mph pretty easily, but it ain't quick off the line.. And once somebody hears it they
either think the motors about to blow if they don't have a clue about diesels, But then again there was never a diesel s10 blazer, so that may throw
them.. or they can recognize the diesel chatter an know you packing something special under the hood..
And just to prove it , here is video proof