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VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by GJScholz » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:01 pm

Hi,
I’ve got a VIX Scientific Gas Saver. A google search turned up an expired auction for a sign.
I think this is likely to not actually work as well as advertised. I’m keeping it as a curiosity. I have never known it to be on T.
What do you think it’s worth?
What do you know about other similar devices?
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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by dobro1956 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:47 pm

Here is a link to a similar item .. Thanks to Jay for posting all those accessory of the day threads ...

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/203873.html

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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:27 am

I like the little blip in the circular that say 20-50% kerosene can be added to your gas, like gas didn't have enough kerosene in it at that time. :lol:
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:07 am

True enough Mark, but kerosene was much cheaper than gasoline nonetheless. (and no road tax !). It was common well into the 1950s for gasoline tractors to be fitted with two tanks, winterfronts and adaptations to enable them to run on "low-cost fuel" kerosene, fuel oils, etc. saving "expensive" gasoline for starting or cold weather operation. I had a Case model D set up that way (built 1947).
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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by Burger in Spokane » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:22 am

Pa's whirligig ran on whale oil. He had to fly the thing to Canada to get fuel.
It started lots of fires whenever he got close to the ground. It used an old Hudson
six, but I was too young to have paid attention to how it was fed.
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by GJScholz » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks for the link Donnie.

Interesting that you don't shut it off with the switch when using this type of thing.

I might just hang it on the wall now.
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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by John E. Guitar » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:38 am

An EFV8 guy gave me this a few years back. I imagine the two items give a similar level of improvement to your car’s economy.
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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 am

Even though their open screens you're still adding an impediment to fuel/air flow. Can't see what good it'll do really.
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Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Post by Rich Bingham » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:52 am

Charlie B in N.J. wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 am
Even though their open screens you're still adding an impediment to fuel/air flow. Can't see what good it'll do really.
I'll bet it's even odds Charlie. Flow is impeded, but the fuel is vaporized better. At moderate speeds the theory was that better fuel economy would result. Better performance ? Not so much. If it had been a marked improvement, it would have become original equipment on many makes of cars.

In post WWI "lousey gas" days, Packard used a carburetor addendum they called the "Fuelizer". Part of the intake mix was drawn into an aluminum manifold which pre-heated the intake charge. It was fired by a single spark plug that had its own full-time connection to the coil.
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