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Posted by RamRod Sword of Baal on September 14, 2006, 7:27 pm

There were water alcohol injectors around that period, a mixture of alcohol
and water was injected into the engine (sucked in?) and the adverts claimed
that the alcohol increased the octane, while the water turned to steam and
helped clean the carbon from the engine. I never saw one and never knew
anyone who used one, so cannot comment on them.

I just looked up on the net and using "water alcohol injector" on google I
found they are still available.

Posted by Gordon Richmond on September 15, 2006, 6:11 am

The 1963 Oldsmobile F85 with the turbocharged 215 cubic inch aluminum V8 engine
had a
reservoir of water/alcohol "antiknock fluid" in the engine compartment, and this
consumed when the engine was under boost.

So at least one commercially-available automobile was factory-equipped with
injection, and I'm fairly sure there were others, but the Olds is one I've seen

Gordon Richmond

Posted by daestrom on September 8, 2006, 12:16 pm

Bovine?  I was thinking more along the lines of equestrian (i.e. horse-s___)


Posted by Buster on September 8, 2006, 3:42 am

Yeah, I saw that on MythBusters. It didn't work worth crap. Totally

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