I've never tried one, but Google oughta help you. When I was an early
teen, and got a JC Whitney magazine--yep, not up to catalogues yet--I
figured if I bought like 3 of their items that purported to save gas, I
could double my dad's 6-cyl Chevy's mileage. I feel about the Tornado like
I now feel about those JCW items! And this is decades and miles of
experience later. HTH, s
Waste of money. If they worked the car companies would have them as
OEM and brag about the mileage.
For the tinfoil hat crowd, the car companies are not conspiring with
the oil companies and Dick Cheney.
It goes back long before Cheney. The 100 mpg carburetor goes back to the
1950's, right along side the oil burner that will heat your house using only
25 gallons a year. Yep, big oil bought the rights to them things and has
been hiding them on us.
Have you tried those pills that go in the gas tank so your car can run on
As shown below, they were copied/sold as late as 1996--not 100 mpg, tho'.
Many years ago I worked at a Martin gas station. Every once and a while a
guy came in with a full size Ford. He would fill the gas tank with water,
put two large pills in and drive off. One day I struck up a conversation
with him. The original gas tank had a small hole in it, so he put a tank in
the trunk. He would fill the original tank with water, add pills and drive
off. After a few days the water would leak out and he would do it again. He
said the looks he got were worth it:)
The first time I heard a version of this story, I was but a child.
Apparently a white shoed conman came through town and pulled this
during gasoline rationing in World War II.
Naturally, he would sell you a bottle of these pills for a rather hefty
I have no idea how many people "bit" this hook.
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