Obviously he is using a beater truck for this experiment and the vehicle seems to run all right but I would like to know what the cylinder head temp is when running and what the horsepower loss is.
It's amazing people believe BS like this. Go ahead, be stupid. You could be as successful as that guy.
I wasted all that time learning about stoichiometry when all I had to do was wait for some genius to re-invent puddle carburetion. This principle was discarded over a 100 years ago in favor of proper engine design.
I was taught a half pint of vaporized gasoline in an enclosed space is equal to ten sticks of dynamite. Whether or not the engine runs is irrelevant. That thing is an ied in the making!!!!
If this had any validity, all the major automakers would adopt it. None of the major automakers have anything to gain by artificially holding gas mileage down to a value below optimum. They are in the business of selling vehicles that do something better than their competitor and this ultra super mileage claim would certainly fit that bill (except is isn't true).
I'm guessing this guy owns a small farm with a whole pasture full of unicorns.
I'll bet some body in is family works for JC Whitney. Used to get many a good laugh at the fuel saving devices they sold. Sounds just like this guy. If you bought and installed every item they sold your car not only would run with no gas but fuel would be be running out of the filler neck while it sat in the garage. There is truly one born every minute.
I'd be interested in seeing the residue that's left in that gas can after all the volatile material in the gasoline has vaporized. It would be what in other areas is called "filler." Since old gas left for years in an old car turns to varnish, what would modern gasoline leave behind, that we are paying for? And what percentage of the gallon we pay for is this filler?
Cars can run on fumes. All of mine are.
Some get fumes from a carb, some get fumes from the fuel injectors that spray gasoline into the intake manifold.
The best way to run an engine for maximum power is to have a fuel mixture of 14 to one, by weight.
If you can get 200 miles per gallon with a fuel/air ratio of 14 to 1, you know something I don't.
You can make a lawn mower run for a week on a tank of gas, only trouble is, the tank would be so big you couldn't use the lawn mower.
The best way to get better power and gas mileage from the model T is to get rid of that type of carb. and use a more modern one.
Aaron hit it right on the head: all gasoline engines run on fumes (vapors). Gasoline must be vaporized to correctly burn in an engine. When gasoline does not vaporize in an engine it is referred to as "flooded". No secrets here.