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    Car Year, Make, Model: 59 FORD FAIRLANE 500 GALAXIE

    When I was younger I ordered every fuel saving device found in the JC Whitney catalog. Fire injector plugs, magnetic gas purifiers, high efficiency ceramic muffler bearings, the whole she-bang. After installing them all, I found that every 100 miles I had to stop and drain 10 gallons of gas from my tank! True story!

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    Car Year, Make, Model: Sans hot rod, sold the truck.

    I remember most of them, Fitzwilly: Fire Injectors, Splitfire, DiamondFire, Tri-Electrode, ad infinitum, starting sometime in the late fifties. If they are so good, how come the auto manufacturers haven't used them all these years. The only place I have seen multi-electrode plugs used as a regular standard part were in aircraft engines, and the main reason for them there was redundancy: electrodes have been known to erode away, or break off, and losing one cylinder on a big radial that is working at max power at altitude, well, it ain't a good thing. Having a second or even third electrode handy on the plug was a lifesaver at times.
    Rrumbler, Aka: Hey you, "Old School", Hairy, and other unsavory monickers.

    Twistin' and bangin' on stuff for about sixty or so years; beat up and busted, but not entirely dead - yet.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 48 Ford F1

    I always think, yeah, maybe I should buy that, they sound like they just might work. Then at some point (if I'm lucky, common sense may or may not kick in!) My favorite additive was Marvin's Mystery Oil, that did everything to make a broken car brand new again. I knew friends who swore by the stuff.

    About 7 years ago our old Honda Prelude(with 4 wheel steering) started leaking from the steering box. A service guy, first tried to get me to replace the whole thing with a brand new box, for the tune of over 1200 bucks. He said the original steering boxes had aluminum seats that would wear out and that they were a design flaw. I pointed out that was a bit expensive only to be facing the same problem again down the line. Then he tried his next sale pitch, that they could put a rebuilt one with better seat replacing the aluminum ones, for 900 bucks, but Honda wouldn't warranty it because it wasn't OEM. I told him that the car wasn't worth what he wanted to fix a simple leak. After a few minutes he leans over and tells me to buy a power steering fluid additive(can't remember the brand) for 5 bucks that almost always worked. So off I went and low and behold, no leaks for the next few years until after we sold the car or maybe it's still leak free!
    Same thing with a coolant leak from our head gasget in the 1993 Toyota 4x4 pickup. We put stop leaks in the radiator 5 years ago, still no leak at 190k!
    So every once in a while some of the miracle cure really do work!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1954 Ford Customline 5.0 & AOD

    I had a problem with the '65 Chev C-10 daily driver I had with a 355 SBC the Accel shorty plugs crapped out about every 3 months,I found that the AC Rapidfires gave me enough clearance at the headers.The surprise was it seemed to smooth out the camshaft lope and ran noticebly stronger and mileage picked up and they were still going strong till I sold it two years later.I put them in 4 other cars and had the same results,two of those were Fords,Rapidfires I give a thumbs up!

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