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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Inline, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,415


    looks to be for a Buick engine, 1953-1966 (264-425 CID)
  2. The inside of this device looked very familiar. Years ago I worked with a larger scale version of a similar machine called an Entoleter. Generically I guess it's known as an impact mill. The one I worked a bit with was used to grind and blend Teflon powder for compression molding.

    Looks like the same kind of machine is also used for grinding grain and pigments for paints and dyes. Maybe yours is for "grinding" and blending fuel molecules? o_O
  3. When I visited the UFO Store in Roswell, NM they had one of them things
    that they took out of a UFO.!

    Just my 3.5 cents
    or when the Cows
    come Home.!
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,712


    It's a work of art! A neat idea, but of course it doesn't do anything.

    Thanks for the look inside. I was wrong.
  5. Scott
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,721


    The grand daddy to the tornado
  6. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 1,010

    Fabber McGee

    That's cool shit right there buddy. If it was mine, I'd chrome it, put in new bearings, put it on a little engine that it won't restrict (maybe a 4 cylinder) with a screen of some sort to keep shrapnel out of the cylinders if it flies apart and run it. I'd just about guarantee you'll get more questions asked about it than you can stand to answer. Should be lots of fun and probably won't hurt anything.
  7. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 1,010

    Fabber McGee

    Of course, I'd have to lie a little and tell folks with a straight face that I'm getting 53.6 miles per gallon since I put it on and only have to start it on gas, then it runs on water and kerosene. Or better yet, water and used paint thinner that I get free at the body shop down the street.
  8. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,533

    from Ks

    I am not so sure it even goes on an engine. o_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,858



    Haven't seen one since the fifties.
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  10. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,044

    jimmy six

    Looks like something to fluff up the air to me.
  11. I think you should try shoving pasta through it and see if macaroni comes out the other end!
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  12. SR100
    Joined: Nov 26, 2013
    Posts: 932


    Its kind of out of left field, and I don't know why they'd make one for a Buick, but I think its a kerosene induction system. They'd typically be used on farms (and some export markets). There was a lot of buzz around using kerosene in the '20s & '30s. Its a little surprising to see GM looking at it again after the war.
  13. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    I recognized immediately. It is a flutter valve for the asshole of a hobby horse. My first job was an installation technician for them.
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  14. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,417

    Gary Addcox

    I'm not really sure that you should be in charge of a fine-looking ride such as in your avatar ! Just saying.
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  15. xracer40
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 308


    I think it's probably a prototype of a constant flow fuel injection system that used a stock intake manifold. Looking at the different parts it would function something like the early corvette FI system except it used the spinning vanes to atomize the fuel for all the cylinders. I would bet old Zora Duntov himself had his hands on that piece at some point.
  16. Duntov was a philanderer? I did not know that.
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  17. LOL!
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,210


    You guys surprise us most times with the knowledge base but y'all missed it with this one. It's a mothball grinder. We all know they increase HP, right? How much better can it get with ground up and atomized mothballs?

    Seriously, it's real kool and worthy of clean up and display.
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  19. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,309

    R Pope

    There are three vanes on the back side of the spinning disc. Air enters the chamber by the co-axial hole around the shaft, goes out around the disc, then through the "chopper blades", past the stationary blades, and down into the intake manifold. It might actually have made a bit of boost. There were superchargers made that drove like that, I think Cord used one type, and there was one made for Ford flatties. I forget the name of the company that built them.
  20. Inline
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 261

    from Ohio

    I really doubt that the thing made any amount of boost. I am still unsure if it ran on petrol or if it was for gas, either natural gas or propane. There doesn't appear to be much of a seal in the "barrel" valve, so I doubt know how it prevented fuel from leaking down into the vein area.

    I am going to try and hook up a small electric fuel pump to the barrel valve and see if it will hold pressure. If it does and if there is any type of flow control, I have an engine that I can put it on to give it a try.

    Also, I was thinking of modifying the internals to adapt a turbo compressor wheel and housing that would be hidden in the base. I would have to make some changes to the gearing but I think it might be doable...
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  21. lostmind
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 2,258


    Scott superchargers were around in the flathead era
  22. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    I dunno what it is, but put it on Ebay with "rat rod" in the title and you'll get three times the price.
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  23. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 2,750

    Alliance Vendor

    Smoky Yunick prototype 'Homoganizer'
  24. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 865


    its neat looking whatever it is. probably won't be able to sleep tonite, wondering what it is....
  25. I have to go with the general consensus that it is some type fuel atomizer, or and aid to help fuel atomization. Probably born out of the 70's fuel crisis when mfrs were looking for better mpg and emissions, but still using carburetors. The logic behind would be to get the maximum atomization of the fuel so the max energy and complete burn would occur.
  26. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,717


  27. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,712


    folks went to a lot of trouble to make this stuff, and it turns out that it doesn't really do anything useful. If it did, you'd see it on every new car
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  28. Maladjusted
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 56


    I've used that thing 3 times and the wife says that I do look larger..........:D
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  29. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,218

    Speed Gems

    Probably came off his Fiero.

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