14 December 2007

Our ancestors had a different name for it

In the late 1800s, they called it snake oil.

That gadget ranks right up there with this particular wonder worker. Actually, you want a smooth airflow in the air intake, not a turbulent one. Anything that causes turbulence disrupts the airflow, slowing it down and decreasing efficiency. Think about it.

4 comments:

Fish-2 said...

NOW you tell me, after I've shelled out all that money for these. I suppose next you're going to tell me the magnets on my fuel line don't help either.

a.g.t. said...

Fish, you sound like a man with J.C. Whitney on speed dial?

Fish-2 said...

AGT, that's funny. I always loved looking through that magazine, but don't remember ever buying any of their gadgets.

A.G.T. said...

Well, I have purchased from ol' J.C. over the years, Fish. None of the gadgets, but in the late 80s, when I had the misfortune of owning two 1973 Super Beetles I spent a lot of time leafing through the J.C. Whitney catalog and a lot of time at the counter of this establishment.

I was actually pretty darned fortunate to have that parts store a 45 minute drive from my front door. They have tons of parts and tons of VW aircooled knowledge. They saved my derriere a couple of times.