EOGB helps project pick up steam

EOGB engineers have come to the aid of ‘alternative car’ enthusiast Eddie Prior by installing and fitting a BT14 low voltage burner to his steam-powered lorry to help get it up and running.

The 18 foot long vehicle, which took over two years and 2,500 man hours to build, is made up of various parts sourced at auctions such as an old fuel tank from an artic lorry, wood from a Swedish sauna and an old motorcycle exhaust. The chassis is from a 1949 Bedford O-series truck.

Following a recommendation from a friend, Eddie contacted EOGB for advice and our engineers developed a tailored solution to meet his specific needs.

79-year old Eddie, who lives close to the EOGB facility in Cambridgeshire, said: “EOGB couldn’t have done any more for me – I turned up out of the blue at their reception and they were very obliging, taking the time to listen and specifying a burner to meet my requirements perfectly. It’s fantastic to find a company that will give you the time of day and who are genuinely interested in helping you with your project.”

Eddie is an active member of the Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society and hopes to show the finished lorry at the Shuttleworth aeronautical and automotive museum in the future.

Click here to find out more about the EOGB range of low voltage burners for specialist applications.