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    Remember those products over the years that promised to be a protector or cure all. Most likely many of us fell for some of this stuff and tried it.
    I always had those deer whistlers on my vehicles until i hit a deer :
    i never went for the slick 50 or the tornado fuel mileage increaser

    What products do you folks remember?
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

  • #2
    I don't remember the name but was an additive for motor oil. After they installed it in a running motor, they cut the cooling hose off, then they drained the oil, removed the vavle cover, poured dirt on the vavle train.
    No I didn't ! But sure was fun watching :-)


    • Rowdy
      Rowdy commented
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      Think that was Z-Max. Seen it live in a park in Cheyene while in tech school in 1992. Rod

  • #3
    I saw a guy demonstrating how his oil additive helped prevent wear. He had a rig that pushed a steel bearing roller into a rotating disc on an electric motor. The bearing turned blue from the friction, but after his additive it stayed bright and didn't slow down the motor. I asked him if he would try it with the oil I use, but he said he wasn't there to test other people's products. Hmmm!


    • #4
      When I was 17 I went to an auto show and got suckered into buying the magic spark intensifier that smoothed out a V8 and gave it more horsepower. After trying it on my 55 Chevy and finding no improvement, I took it apart, and all it did was jump a 1/16" gap inside the black plastic part that fit into the center terminal on the distributor cap.


      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        Hey you had a hotter spark as advertised. Lol

      • Big hammer
        Big hammer commented
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        Honda 120cc engines have a resistor in the spark plug wire, if it was missing in quarter midget racing, that would get you DQ'd
        I learned alot about how not to cheat when I was a tech inspector or how others cheated

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Hey, was that redish brown and looked like a bullet?

    • #5
      After Market sales.....Poly-Gly-Coat, once in a life time car wax and Rusty Jones rust proofing....No one left the Dealership without one or the other, or both!


      • #6
        Answer to 4.3 dawizard I think so, it is in the plug terminal end! Removed and a hotter spark


        • #7
          Chief labeled MOST penetrating oils as "PANTHER PISS"!
          Remember "RING-IN? "Rebuilds" old worn out engines!
          Remember "POWDER PUFF PAINT"?---Even "fools" Judges---LOL
          Do SNAKES really contain OILS? Once cut a Lizards' head off with a CHAINSAW, "thought" it wuz a SNAKE, comin' out of the brush!!!
          KDad Oooooooooldandscary


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