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Old 10-11-2011, 11:32 AM
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"Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked"

Some of you may have already seen this story posted on Yahoo this morning: "Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked". Im surprised to see that there were any gains at all.


On a related note, I remember a few years back when Summit was selling some fuel-catalyst device by a company called Fitch. Always wondered about that one. I guess the fact that I no longer see it on Summit says something.

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:40 AM
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The last one listed/shown is a take off on the old cow magnet taped to a fuel line from about 25 years ago. It supposedly straightened out the molecules in the gas so they would flow better. I guess the "inventors" forgot that carburetors have fuel bowls so those straightened out molecules - didn't last too long.

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:42 AM
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Some of you may have already seen this story posted on Yahoo this morning: "Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked". Im surprised to see that there were any gains at all.


On a related note, I remember a few years back when Summit was selling some fuel-catalyst device by a company called Fitch. Always wondered about that one. I guess the fact that I no longer see it on Summit says something.

Check page 27 of the current Summit catalog, Fitch Fuel Catalysts are there, and here on their website a whole bunch of them.
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I believe Summit still hawks the "Tornado".
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I believe Summit still hawks the "Tornado".
I had a '29 Plymouth in the shop and noticed it had a Tornado-like device on it from the factory. I suppose 'Big Oil' must have forced Plymouth to stop using them.....haha...

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Fuel saving device.............more control over your right foot.
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Those intrested in honest research into fuel saving might Google Smoky Yunicks hot vapor engine. he thought enough of the idea to obtain several patents on his tinkering.

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Soooo, wearing my tin foil cap while timing my Toyota with magnets in my boots for stability is all for naught? The tingle is nice.
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Back in the 70's I had a 350 chevy PU that was getting around 18 mpg and a friend showed me how to install a piece of stainless water well screen between the carb and the intake and it increased my mpg to 21 - - - - Scout's Honor !

Of couse the speed limit was 55 at that time also.
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Ever since I got that email from Nigeria I don't worry about saving money and saving gas. Soon all my money worries will be behind me.
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Ever since I got that email from Nigeria I don't worry about saving money and saving gas. Soon all my money worries will be behind me.
Hahahahahahahahahaha! LMAO! Me too!
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A fool and his money are soon parted - by Thomas Tusser, ~1573

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How do fools get money to start with???
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How do fools get money to start with???

Since you live in FL - take a ride to your local Wally World and enjoy the people
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