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O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

1. It's likely too good to be true.
2. It's fun to read.
3. Who's gonna be first to buy one?




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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

These things crack me up.
I grew up always hearing the "story" a guys uncles brothers, sister in laws grandad...

he bought a new car, and drove it for a month, the gas guage never moved, so he assumed it was broken, he returned to teh dealorship where they realised they had sold him a car with an "experimental" carbuarator, so they removed it and replaced with the standard carb.

and of course after that his car got "normal" gas mileage.

I guess its good to have hope, and its good to explore new ideas, but Ill stick to being skeptical!
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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

If it works, hell I'll be the first one in line for it...
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Thanks for the tip,
It is likely to be too good to be true, but I sent him an e-mail and look forward to what he has to say
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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

Hmmm......has urban legend written all over it. I'm not saying it's not true, but sounds highly suspicious to me. I remember a 1980s movie about Walter Matthau as a judge with some sort of special fly-wheel that was supposed to help cars get incredible mileage. Over at the Urban legends website, they talk of a carb that is supposed to get 200mpg but the oil companies are surpressing it. If this really works, the guy will be a millionare. However, he's going to need to quit pussy-footing around and go to someplace where he can get a big audeience....the Seattle Post Examiner just isn't it, neither is KOMO news. If he's serious, he probably ought to take it to someone like 20/20, Nightline or such. Get nationwide attention. Use a vehicle besides his own that belongs to someone else to get independent verification of the mileage increase.

So who is going to email him at his website and send him this thread?
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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

He He - I showed it to a friend, he wants it! So he'll be
the first one to buy it.

He'll order it as soon as he makes the last payment on the
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.

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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

By the way - If I buy all the devices that JC Whitney sells
that promise saving 2-5 MPG, will I have to stop every
75 miles or so and drain the fuel tank to get rid of all the excess
gas built up?

Who needs Iraqi oil when we have JCW.
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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

It's not myth, I can do it to nearly any car (or Jeep). Send your money to me.

On second though, maybe you better keep your money, you're gonna need it to replace the burnt valves and pistons every couple thousand miles if you run it that lean. Oh, and figure on a new set of plugs with every fill-up too.

I remember one that worked like a humidifier. Had a squirrel cage with a media pad on it that it rotated through a fuel reservoir and then pulled the air through the pad to pick up just a little fuel. Sure it ran, it ran great, just not very long.

Gasoline is cheap. When I was in high school in the mid-60s gasoline was 25-28 cents a gallon. It was $1.41 when I filled up Thursday morning, that's an increase of less than 500%. Now check how much engine parts have gone up, or better yet, the cost of that first class stamp you need to send your money in.
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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

Actually there's something really interesting reading -
vapor fuel systems.

Search the internet "vapor fuel system" or something like
that, not this board, and you can find lots of stuff on it,
even old patents and stationary engines.

The fuel is heated till it vaporizes, then mixed with air.
Apparently it's much more efficient than fuel droplets like
carbs or injection.

It still needs lots more work though to make it practical,
but it's been around a long long time.

I've heard there's an outfit in Australia that has a few
cars actually running on it.
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Re: O/T 50MPG - - Would you buy one for the Jeep?

Hmmm....Taz you are giving me bad ideas.....

As I think everybody knows, I like to fly airplanes. Everybody knows that as you go up in altitude (those of you in Colorado and other high altitude states REALLY know!) you mixture changes. This is due to less oxygen. Now in an airplane, we have two major engine controls (remember I'm talking conventional aircraft here, not turbines or FADEC) throttle and mixture. Not only does leaning out the mixture make it burn more effeciently at altitude, it also give better fuel economy. So here's what we do: We simply hook up an aircraft style mixture control in our jeeps! Keep it fairly rich around town, then when we get out on the highway lean it out a bit! To really help, we'll all need to install CHT and EGTs (cylinder head temp and exhaust gas temp guages) so we can get the absolute BEST performance.

Okay, I'll go be sane for a while now! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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