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RE: [oletrucks] have ya'll ever heard of butterfly carbs??

To: "'varanus@phoenix.net'" <varanus@phoenix.net>, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] have ya'll ever heard of butterfly carbs??
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 15:02:02 -0600
The carburetor on the Briggs and Stratton engine on 
my lawn mower only has one moving part, the butterfly.
It doesn't get anywhere near 25 MPG.  

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From: varanus@phoenix.net [mailto:varanus@phoenix.net]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 2:27 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] have ya'll ever heard of butterfly carbs??

I think that is what this specific prototype I saw is called. I was 
selling a 56 cad  a few weeks ago and a potential buyer started to 
tell me about this carb design with only 1 moving part.  He said it 
was designed like 10-15 years ago but the design was purchased 
(stolen?) and suppressed by the petro/auto companies because 
the carb increased mileage so significantly. 
He had one on his schoolbus RV and "claimed" it to get well over 
25 mpg when the original carb was only getting about 8mpg. 
I had never seen one like that. He said he got it from the designer 
and had a few of them of different sizes and that his dad was going 
to try and have them made. 
I know (think) there has been a lot of technology that has been 
supressed to maintain the petro demand and I think all of us on 
this list probably feel this is true as well. Why do we just let it 
happen? It's not just for environmental concerns - it's for our 
pocketbooks that we would be most interested. 
Why do we feel that our government lying to us, big companies 
having this control over us - is OK?  I am no chemist (or 
economist)but corn ethanol has been a fuel for a century. Diesel 
engines can and will run on simple vegetable oil (even used oil after 
straining). The technology is out there but it is squashed if it cuts 
into big profits even though farmers, for instance, would directly 
benefit from some of these technologies.
I don't have all the facts. I know someone will say why corn alcohol 
or vegetable oil won't work. I am not a corporation basher nor do I 
want to infringe on liberty or capitalism. But jesu christo - if there's 
a carb that will let my 283 get even 20mpg - I want it! If the design 
is squashed - that kind of pi$$es me off.  Are we just sheep to be 
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