Ford Model T bus in Slovenia
A 1921 Ford Model T bus has been turning heads in Slovenia's capital,
Ljubljana. Owned by Jure Mrzel, the bus is based on a two-seat Model T
Jure decided to convert the old-timer into a bus after studying historical
material and talking to fellow Model T fanatics. He teamed up with wood
technician Janez Smelcer for the project.
The two men also fitted the vehicle with a wood gas generator, or gasifier.
Popular in the 1930s when fuel was in short supply, the gasifier burns wood
to create a gas which powers the engine. The engine can also be powered by
While speeds are far from high top speed is just 20km/h when powered by
the gasifier - driving the Model T is a precise art.
However, Jure enjoys the challenge as he proudly drives his bus around the
streets of Ljubljana
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