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ST2DE5
12-13-2006, 04:46 PM
Do you remember the screens that were under made in the gasket under the carburator. Today I was rounding up a bunch of old carburators to sell and found on of the screens. I had forgotten all about them. I remember buying one in the 50's. I don't know if they did any good or not. But they used to sell them at the Western Auto stores.

hebron
12-13-2006, 09:32 PM
Seems to me I remember devices such as that being sold in the 70's as "catalytic" fuel enhancers, or some nonsense like that. The screens were supposed to contain metals that would increase the fuel burning efficiency.

This ring a bell with anyone?

BTW -- They did NOTHING by way of improving anything.

Hebron

Tim Porter
Hebron Illinois
1950 Champion 2dr

hebron
12-13-2006, 09:32 PM
Seems to me I remember devices such as that being sold in the 70's as "catalytic" fuel enhancers, or some nonsense like that. The screens were supposed to contain metals that would increase the fuel burning efficiency.

This ring a bell with anyone?

BTW -- They did NOTHING by way of improving anything.

Hebron

Tim Porter
Hebron Illinois
1950 Champion 2dr

John Kirchhoff
12-14-2006, 10:05 AM
I bet those screens did about as much good as the magnet thing you stick on the fuel line. Somehow I doubt a magnet is going to get the air and fuel molecules magnetized and pointed the right direction and even more doubtful is whether the fire in the cylinder really cares about it.

John Kirchhoff
12-14-2006, 10:05 AM
I bet those screens did about as much good as the magnet thing you stick on the fuel line. Somehow I doubt a magnet is going to get the air and fuel molecules magnetized and pointed the right direction and even more doubtful is whether the fire in the cylinder really cares about it.

Roscomacaw
12-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Heh _ I wuz thinking that these screens probably DID influence economy to a degree! However much of a restriction they constitute to the carb throat, it's akin to just mounting a smaller bore carb![8] Smaller carb's gonna flow less gas! Less gas used - YUP! It's a gas-saver!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
12-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Heh _ I wuz thinking that these screens probably DID influence economy to a degree! However much of a restriction they constitute to the carb throat, it's akin to just mounting a smaller bore carb![8] Smaller carb's gonna flow less gas! Less gas used - YUP! It's a gas-saver!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

CHAMP
12-14-2006, 01:44 PM
I was told the screen is supposed to atomize the fuel-air mixture, but I really believe it[?]

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
12-14-2006, 01:44 PM
I was told the screen is supposed to atomize the fuel-air mixture, but I really believe it[?]

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.