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Old 10-30-2002, 06:25 AM
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Just my 2 cents worth. I don't believe any of those gimmics work. I have tried a few with no noticable results. The discussion about direct air flow hit home and I have proven this does work. My Corvair has a fairly restrictive air cleaner system. It has 4 carbs with an octapus type aircleaner going to each carb from a central air filter housing. The air enters the carbs at a 90 angle to the horn. I have had trouble getting it to idle smoothly and it had some hesitation when I floored it. I extended the horns over the carbs with 1 1/2" plastic pipe couplers. This allowed the air to turn down before getting to the carb making it have a more direct shot into the horn. It works great. I have much smoother acceloration and a slightly better idle. The thing screams.

I know some of you don't think you can have a 6 cylinder muscle car but let me tell you a well tuned Corvair with a turbo or 140 can be more fun to drive than a chevelle SS 396. I have had both and the zip and handling of the Vair makes it really fun to drive. You get a lot of looks from peopel that have never seen one. They are also cheap to restore, making them a good first project. Lot of available parts. I'll get off my soap box now. The extension do work and I supposed they would be similar to the throttle body spacers which the guys on horsepower tv say add a few horses.

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Hey guys I like what I'm hearing about the royale purple oil product. Is their different wieghts or is it one product for all. I'm currently using 20/50 castro, hope this will help extend my 67 goats life, and less friction would be great. Let me know what to buy and I'll give it a try.
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Well I am wanting to use Royal Purple on my next next-to-new-car but I haven't seen any places that sell it,except there is a speed shop down the road that might carry it so I'll have to see about that. About SLick-50,I wouldn't use it because it contains teflon, and just imagine what it looks like on your motor parts .I bet getting it off is just as bad.The only good I have seen on those tornado type thingies is on the commercials, and we all know how they tend to "up" the quality on the tv and when you get it youd'd like to beat the person on the tv who was selling it. <img src="graemlins/spank.gif" border="0" alt="[spank]" />
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You don't think the advertisors would LIE to us do you? After all they did their own tests and showned conclusively that the whirling, twirling thing was GREAT! And what more could you ask for, 3 easy payments of $29.95.
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LOL, and the buy one get one half off ha ha ha. And they say if you put like 3 in your inake hose that it helps? Ummmmmm helps restrict air flow I think . Now they have tornado tailpipes! OMG!!!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2002, 07:06 PM
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Buy one turbolator, and get a free set of Ginsu Knives......but, wait, there's more, try oxi-clean fuel additive, just one scoop of the stuff with a tank of gas, and it converts regular gas into a super detergent fuel, keeping your valves and pistons{and your socks} whiter. Call 1-800-fefifo-fofofefo, operators are standing by.
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University of Tulsa did a double-blind study of these gizmos in the mid '70s. Turns out that when people put 'em in their cars, they thought about milage and drove more carefully. The better milge they got was due to a (subconcious) lighter foot on the pedal, not the pinwheels and electrostatic grids. LOL!
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LMFAO!!!!! Oxi-Clean! Maybe if you stuck R/C Pro AM Nintendo game cartrage to your computer you might get indi car feel to your motor!
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