Here's another combo manifold to follow the Anco Accessory of the day posting of yesterday. This is a NOS unit that came in its original wooden crate. It wieghs in at 22 pounds, thats twice the weight of the Anco unit.
Check out the next picture it looks like a indent for a right hand drive steering column,or?
Interesting. But how does it work?
I think the "dent" is for the carb controls. I'll bet the little plug is for a primer cup. After all if you shut this thing off running on kerosene/fuel oil it could be a bear to get started again.
Thunder, whatever gas isn't burned the first time around goes back into the intake manifold and the exhaust heats it up so it burns on the second try. The gas from the intake is cooler, so it stays on the bottom of the exhaust manifold, and the exhaust, being hotter, flows out through the top half of the exhaust manifold.
Works pretty slick. Saves having to need 2 different manifolds.
That little indent directs the cooler gas mixture into the the intake for cylinders 3 and 4.
I just got one of those this summer looks new also no one had ever seen one before, thanks Jay for the info
Better be careful ,bet that intake part gets very hot, probably hot enough that you could get burned on it. Could that be a reason you don't see many ?
So, it actually mixes intake mixture and exhaust? I would have guessed that the intake and exhaust are seperate with the exhaust gas used to heat the intake portion.
Thats what I was thinking.
Henry, You are right my friend. The exhaust is partitioned off inside the casting. The intake portion is at the back, and the exhaust passes over the front of the intake.
I'm with Warrens observation, this puppy looks like it would run pretty hot, It's got alot of mass to it.
The exhaust gasses completely engulf the seperate intake manifold to heat up the entire manifold instead of just a portion of the manifold like the Anco or Wilmo units, or just the incoming air like with the Ford carburetor stove.
I'm sure it was for running the car on Kerosene. They may have had a special carburetor, or just the Ford Caruretor.
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Mine will be at Chickasha for sale as will my wilmo, unless someone wants them before then
Well it took me a while but I dug around and found the original crate for the manifold. The branding iron lettering on the crate reads.
FROM, THE BURN-OIL DEVICE CO., MANUFACTURERS OF, BURN-OIL KEROSENE ATTACHMENTS, FOR FORDS, 120 N. JEFFERSON AVE., PEORIA, ILL.
Well, I've always heard that you can run a T on just about any cumbustable liquid. I didn't know that there were actually after market parts to enable it.
I enjoy an occasional gin martini. My wife says that I could run the Ford on one. Is there a special manifold set for it?
Patent number: 1249647
Filing date: Mar 27, 1916
Issue date: Dec 11, 1917
Some Ads or Articles . . .
1918 “Forest and Stream“ magazine.
“THE BURN-OIL DEVICE —
GUARANTEED Run your Ford car on kerosene.
Cuts your fuel bill in two. Agents wanted. ...”
1917 “The Commercial Car Journal”
“Burn-Oil Device for Fords An attachment
for running the Ford car on kerosene is
being offered by the Burn Oil Device Co., Inc.,
129 N. Jefferson Ave., “
And a snippet from ?
Well I dug around and found the original crate for the manifold. The burned in lettering on the side reads
FROM, THE BURN-OIL DEVICE CO., MANUFACTURERS OF, BURN-OIL KEROSENE ATTACHMENTS, 120 N. JEFFERSON AVE., PEORIA, ILL.
Jay thanks fore your accessory postings very enjoyable.