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Old 03-29-2011, 01:23 AM
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The Fish Carburetor

Im doing a paper for my carburetor class in collage and i wanted to ask you guys your opinion of it, be it of its fabled 100 mpg or its preformance. anything you want to add feel free

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100+ miles per gallon

anyone have any tricks for vaporising fuel for more mileage?

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I have known about them for a long time and even knew one guy who had a couple. At this point, everything I've heard/read is still in the fable and myth category.
If you know engine principles, they have to run an ideal fuel/air mixture which is around 14.7:1, called stoicametric (sp?) or Lamba. I have to think that computerized fuel injection with variable valve time such as new engines have, is going to get you about as close as you can get with a reciprocating piston engine. Any claims of a carburetor that would allow some 70s technology V8 engine to get 100 mpg, or even 40 mpg, have to be questioned, ain't happening.
The closest thing I've heard (that I actually believed) about 100 mpg was a guy who took a very light car, 1200#, and put a 17 horse Kubota diesel in it with a comet pvt type system (think snowmobile) in front of the 5 speed. It allowed for a very small engine to get the car moving smoothly. 17 hp was enough to maintain highway speed without overtaxing the engine. He did claim numbers as high as 100 mpg and an average of 78.

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HERE is some info. You may also want to research Charles Pogue.

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looks like that old idea got new again in the 60s
http://mk1-performance-conversions.c...nical_carb.htm

i hade a reese fish carb on my 64 austin mini cooper s when i got it in high school


i found that a webber 45 dcoe was much better
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Funny this came up. Just last week my welding teacher told me that a guy he knew 15-20 years ago had an old crew cab ford that got 200mpg. He said that the guy made some kind a funky box thing on his intake that heated the fuel. It came up because I'm modifying an intake manifold for my class project. I have read about Smokey's fiero before, so who knows maybe its not bullsh**? I'll ask him about it and see if he remembers anything more.
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Um guys.........here's a photo of my Fish carb.

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mine was substantially smaller but it is meant to feed 1300cc
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Im doing a paper for my carburetor class in collage and i wanted to ask you guys your opinion of it, be it of its fabled 100 mpg or its preformance. anything you want to add feel free
Try some of this stuff:

http://www.rexresearch.com/fishcarb/fish.htm

http://www.mikebrownsolutions.com/bccfish.htm

http://www.floridastockcars.com/gall..._com_.jpg.html

http://www.floridastockcars.com/gall..._com_.jpg.html

If you're a conspiracy theorist, and who isn't, this stuff will set your head spinning.

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Anyone have any links to the build plans for the 100MPG carb? I went back and read through one of the old threads from 2002 that where linked earlier on this thread but not surprisingly, they didn't work anymore. I think it would be very interesting to read and even try some time. I wouldnt believe any of this if 4 Jaw Chuck hadn't said that he tried it, but now I think it would be a awesome project.
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You can call the U.S. patent office and request copies of the mechanical drawings and specs. I think it's about 50 cents per page cost.
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Thanks, but I am in Canadia so I cant really just call them up. Do you know of any links with free downloads or anything?
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You can't call U.S. from Canada?
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