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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Well, that didn't Work...


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  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,158

    Staff Member

    I have some of those!!!

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  3. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,506

    from KCMO

    Of course you do lol
  4. ewj
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1

    from Forida

    My Favorite is the toilet paper oil filter
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  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,153

    from Burton, MI

    But I read it on the internet...They must work!
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  6. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 3,154

    from so-cal

    Recently, this guy came into the shop wearing a $3 suit seeking investors for his sliced bread invention. It was a laminated head gasket, but around the bore ID were 4 electrodes that connected to the ignition and would timed spark with the spark plug adding more fire power to the combustion and we all know that by doing that increases horsepower and fuel mileage.
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  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    those actually work. they are an oil "cleaner". you still retain your oil filter.
  8. TCTND
    Joined: Dec 27, 2019
    Posts: 236


    If you're comfortable wiping your ass with an oil filter then cleaning your oil with toilet paper should be fine. All kidding aside, there's toilet paper and there's toilet paper. There are documented cases of engines being destroyed when the TP started shedding fibers and clogging oil passages
  9. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,549

    from Nicasio Ca

    Been wanting to get my hands on an old catalog. As a teen I had an Honest Charlie's I wore down to shreds. Sure bring back fond memories of the past. Thanks for posting.
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  10. Glenn Thoreson
    Joined: Aug 13, 2010
    Posts: 211

    Glenn Thoreson
    from SW Wyoming

    I had a '50 Hudson when I was young and dumb. It had one of those "fidget spinners" on it. The thing whined like a supercharger with a bad bearing. That's all it did, too.
  11. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    Some of those "gadgets" are still out there. The ignition Sparki-King device is still around at county fairs (well not this last year), multiple electrode plugs, ram air on cars, and even convertible Camaro's of the late 60's/early 70's had weighted cylinders for balance control. Must have been/be something there? Who knows for sure? I never had any on them, and the only one that really made any sense to me, was the little propellers under the carburetor to further break up fuel droplets, well maybe not even that one. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  12. Mine didn't come with any mini superchargers...
    But now I want
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  13. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,148


    I can remember those adds in the car magazines and the adds for the catalogs and T shirts and have to wonder if some of those places didn't make more money selling T shirts and catalogs than what was in the catalog.

    When I first started high school auto shop class as a sophomore in 1962 the instructor told us about a gent who had taken his car to the high school shop a number of times over the years when it got to running so rough that it didn't drive good. The guys would check it over and take all the gas mileage trinkets he had gotten by mail order off it, put them in a box and give it a good tune up stashing the box back on the shelf in the store room. After about three or four rounds of this they gave him the box full of trinkets back on one of his last trips to the shop with the car.
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  14. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,705

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    The spindle nut actually makes sense once I studied it a bit. Not sure how much it would affect tire wear but it would allow more precise adjustment of the spindle nut.
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  15. What were they named? Franz, Frantz, or something like that.
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  16. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,007


    My first job was at a filling station when they were full service. There was a guy with a small shop around the corner that was a distributor for the toilet paper oil filters. He would rent our hoist to show people his 53 Chevy with one. The reason he wanted the hoist was to show his clients that the oil drain plug had been brazed in place. The car was 9 years old at the time and he claimed it had never had an oil change. Every 2,000 miles he would change the toilet paper roll and add one quart of oil. I impressed this 16 year old, but not enough to buy one.
  17. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,007


    I meant oil drain plug.
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  18. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,158

    Staff Member

    fixed it for ya
  19. How about this little gem? It is supposed to align the gas molecules to make them burn more efficiently.

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  20. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,549

    from Nicasio Ca

    Trailers have that. Move the dingus around till a slot lines up.

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  21. The modernish "hydrogen generators" that use electric from the alternator and generate hydrogen gas. Which is then routed to the intake via vacuum line or similar to be burned in the engine. Real net effect is a loss of efficiency converting water to hydrogen gas, then combining back to water.

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  22. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,273


    If you install all those fuel saving things on your engine, you'll have to tow a trailer with a tank on it to catch all the extra gas
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  23. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 751


    Thanks guys, that was sure fun.....if ....well.......nah, maybe not
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  24. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,871

    from Berry, AL

    A late buddy of mine worked in the shop of a law enforcement agency in Louisiana. He said every new cop car that came in he installed a tube about 3’ long in the trunk or behind the bumper somewhere. Said the tube contained liquid mercury. It was supposed to go the opposite way in the tube that the rear of the car was going to help with stability at high speeds. Now, he was the kind of fellow that could tell you a bs lie and never crack a smile, so I don’t know whether to believe him or not, but it sounds like the same kind of deal in that ad with the springs and such. Maybe that’s why those old 50’s and 60’s cop cars held the road so good....if he hadn’t been such a big bull shitter I would have believed him without a doubt, but I cannot say it’s true or not.....
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  26. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,213

    from nor cal

    Yes they do. A friend has been running one on his 34 since the late 60's.
  27. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,700


    That was fun read! Thank you. When I worked in the auto parts business in the 90’s we had the modern day equivalents. Prolong and slick50 and split fire spark plugs. We never sold very much of any of them.

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  28. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 663


    I remember an ad for a battery tender, where you could keep your battery charged by clipping a pair of wires to the battery terminals and plugging the other end into the cigarette lighter socket in the dash.
  29. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 2,188


    Gotta keep them electrons flowing so they don't get all stove up like us old guys do when we don't move around, doncha know!
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