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Gasoline Crisis Answer : A Book of Fact and a Plan of Action - Part 2 You Research the Issue... You be the Judge.
GASOLINE CRISIS ANSWER
A BOOK OF FACT AND A PLAN OF ACTION
Part 2: You Research the Issue... You be the Judge.
If your verdict is the same as ours, won't you write
to your elected officials....write and inform them that
there are better ways to conserve gasoline .... yes,
there are better ways than to simply raise the price.
Wouldn't you really like to drive from 110 to 160
miles on one gallon of gasoline ?
THE OIL FILTER
Beside gasoline, the only other petroleum product
repeatedly used in great quantity in the conventional
car is the oil place into the engine. Lubricating oil is
the life-blood of the internal combustion engine. It
cools, cleans , seals and lubricates. Larger engines
require more oil, smaller engines less.
Engine oil gets dirty. Dirty oil does not do a good
job of cooling, cleaning, sealing or lubricating the
inside of the engine. Therefore, all automobiles
manufacturers recommend draining the dirty oil and
replacing it with clean oil. Your owners manual tells
how often these oil changes are recommended.
To help keep the engine oil cleaner for a longer
period of time, cars come equipped with an oil filter.
There are two types of filtering systems in use today.
One is called the "full flow", the other is called "partial
Still theses filters do not keep out all of the
contamination, and eventually they must be replaced
and the oil changed.
What if someone were to invent an
oil filter that would keep the oil
clean 100% of the time ?
"For a long time oil technologists
have been satisfied that oil retains its
lubricating efficiency until the oil is
completely used up . . . there is no
reason why an oil should not be
better after use than unused oil- - in
fact, the result of lubricating oils do
not acquire their full lubricating
efficiency until they have been in
service for some time under
conditions of heating and contact
with air . . . . Future, it is generally
agreed by the majority of oil
technologists that oil after use and
efficiently filtered a number of
times is really a super-refined oil ".
Abstracts from The Automobile
January 1936, pages 31 - 32.
To further substantiate the above abstract, the
interested researcher shoal read the following
Lubrication of Industrial And
Marine Machinery, by William
1943, John Wiley and Sons Inc.,
New York , New York,
Chapter 1 - 11 and 28 - 30.
Properties of Lubricating Oil and
Engines Deposits, by C.A. Bouman,
1950, Macmillan an Co. Limited,
St. Matin's Street , London.
The Practice of Lubrication - - An
Engineering Treatise On the Origin,
Nature, And Testing Of Lubricants,
Their Selection, Application And
Use, By T. C Thomas, 1951,
Book Company, Inc.
Industrial Lubrication Practice, by
Paul D. Hobson, 1955, The
Industrial Press, 93 Worth St.., New
The Performance of Lubricating
Oils, by H. H Zuidema 1959, Rein
hold Publishing Corporation, New
York, New York.
" 50,000 Miles Without An Oil
Popular Science, March 1965, page
Has anyone invented an oil filter
that will indeed keep the oil
analytically clean 100% of the
A. "A Rectifier Keeps Engine Oil
Scientific American, October
1924, page 259.
B. "A New Oil Filter",
The Automobile Engineer,
January 1936, page 30 +
We strongly urge the reader to examine this well
documented report. It shows pictures of the oil filter ,
explains its function and provides before and after
analyses of the oil. The filter keeps the oil perfectly
clean up to 10,000 miles, the instead of draining the
oil, they simply changes the filter pads. Thus, the oil
does not become contaminated and does not need to
What about today, over 40 years later ?
C. The Frantz oil Filter "
Look in the yellow pages of any
large city telephone directory
under FILTERS. . . . now look
FRANTZ OIL CLEANER
The names of several local
distributors should be
The following is a quote from the Frantz Oil Filter
Company Literature (#973-303) entitled: Facts About
Oil Filtering Systems".
"The Frantz Oil Filter uses an element made of
highly refined, uniform, very dense, absorbent paper.
This element is so effective that it will remove
particles as small as those in cigarette smoke 0.1
microns, and due to this paper's natural affinity for
water , it will absorb up to 6 ounces of water, with no
change in its filtering abilities.
"In nearly 20 years of use ,no damage has ever been
recorded due to the escape of particles of the Frantz
element into the engine system. Conclusive proof of
this is that after due research and testing , the Federal
aviation Administration has granted the Aero Frantz
certification for use on light aircraft engines.
"Due to the Frantz Oil Filter's very effective filter
element, it can perform a number of essential tasks for
the internal combustion engine power, as well as the
general American economy.
Properly installed & serviced, the
Frantz OIL FILTER can do the
1. Keeps ENGINE OIL CLEAN
100 % OF THE TIME
2. SAVES FROM 70% to 90% ON
OIL AND FILTER COSTS
BY EXTENDING OIL DRAIN
3. HELPS CONSERVE OUR NO.
RESOURCE . . . . OIL.
"THAT'S A LOT TO CLAIM FOR A SIMPLE
PARTIAL FLOW FILTERING DEVICE - - - CAN IT
BE BACKED UP ?
"Absolutely ! The Frantz Oil Filter gas been on the
market for nearly 20 years. Millions of units are in
use. It is sold on a ONE YEAR MONEY-BACK
GUARANTEE which states: ` The purchase price will
be refunded if within one year from the date of
installation the Frantz Oil Filter fails to keep engine oil
analytically clean ( based on independent Laboratory
analyses) under normal operating conditions.'
"It's dirt in your oil that wears out your engine.
With the Frantz, the dirt is in the filter . . .not in the
" . . . . . .Hundreds of testimonials have been
received attesting to the Frantz' ability to reduce
maintenance costs and save on oil and filter expenses,
not only on passenger cars, but also on marine,
industrial and heavy equipment engines."
This writer has talked personally with many satisfied
Frantz Oil Filter users. We have tested this oil filter
ourselves with the results claimed the company. Our
engine oil is always clean.
Also, we have on file testimonial letters from a
sheriff's department, mechanics, taxi companies,
school bus, city bus, and trucking fleets. All highly
recommended this filter.
We further understand there are other filters of this
type now available on the market.
MY FELLOW CITIZEN
Think of all the oil needlessly going down the drain
every year. Think how it erodes our ecology and
wastes a precious resource.
We here and now offer proof positive that oil saving
equipment does exist.
What will you do with this information ?
Are you one who believes in TRUE
CONSERVATION and not WASTE ?
Then join us in an effort to inform our elected and
If the auto manufactures should be required to have
various pollution controls on each car, should they not
be encouraged to install a filter that keeps the oil in
your car engine clean ? !
GAS SAVING ENGINES
I suppose if we were to place a roadblock on a busy
freeway and "stop" every passenger car, we would
observe the following:
For every 100 cars stopped - - - 98
would have engine designed to burn
gasoline. The other 2 would be
designed to burn diesel fuel.
Most big trucks traveling the highways are designed
to burn diesel fuel.
Have other engines been invented . . . .engines that
can operate on more than one type of fuel ? What
about engines that would not need either gasoline or
diesel fuel ? What about engines that do not need a
petroleum based fuel at all ? And what about
pollution free engines ? Have these been invented ?
To answer these questions, let us first of all list a
small sample of what's already been written on this
subject covering the past 50 years:
April 1922 Scientific American,
Steam car that is different
January 1928 Scientific American, pages
Will the stream automobile
October 5, 1929 Literary Digest, page 23
Gas- electric auto gearless
January 1930 Scientific American . page
65 . Gas-electric auto.
June 3, 1939 Business Week, pages 44- -
December 13, Newsweek, page 69
1943 Ford's ideal motor; opposed
March 1946 Popular Science, page 78
59 lb. motor propels
July 1946 Popular Science, page 130 -
Rotating pistons; engine
with 3 moving parts.
October 1948 Popular Science, page 169
Steam conversion powered
July 1949 Popular Science, page 216
Turbine drives small steam
November 1950 Science Digest, pages 29 -
Revolution of the free-
November 1951 Popular Science, page 193
General Motors has built an
engine that uses both
gasoline and alcohol !
April 25, 1953 Business Week , page 101 -
Generating more power
from less fuel -- free piston
April 23, 1956 Time. page 102
New Engine - -free piston.
June 1956 Scientific American, page
Free piston engine.
July 1956 Popular Science, page 101
Free piston engine tried in a
July 1957 Science Digest, page 93
Free piston engine will
power cars and plants.
January 1961 Science Digest
Challenge to the gas
May 1962 Reader's Digest, pages 109
Auto engine burns almost
October 12 Business Week, page 48
1963 35 mpg engine.
September 1968 Mechanix Illustrated, with
Ford steam engine.
April 1969 Popular Science
Amazing Ponitac mini car!
(not for sale.)
May 1969 Popular Science,
New French engine.
June 1974 Popular Science
Pollution-free engine saves
May 1976 Mechanix Illustrated,
Steam engine for your car.
January 1977 Mechanix Illustrated, pages
Multi-fuel Bricklin engine.
Looking back over the written record we find that
many gas saving engines have already been invented.
Let us take a look at several of these inventions.
A. "Revolutionary Auto Engine"
The Reader's Digest, November 1950
pages 77 - 79.
This report describes a motor that yields top
efficiency on almost any fuel.
Thirty percent increase mileage- -
No engine knocking - -
Reduced refining costs - -
No new problems in auto design - -
Large extension of world's supply
of rude oil.
Note: The above caption and commentary
was written in 1950 !
* In our section entitled
FUELS we found proof positive that
other than gasoline have already
been developed and tested.
* Now our researchers lead us to
find that other types of ENGINES
have been invented . . .. engines that
can operate on these other fuels.
Our goal is simple and singular.
Our goal is to inform our elected and appointed
officials that gas savings equipment, engines, and cars
have already been invented.
These inventions will save gas - - many do not even
Therefore, we do not need to pay higher taxes for
gasoline as a means of "conservation".
B. "The Most Efficient Ever Invented - -
The Bourke Engine".
We have researched over a hundred pages of written
material on the Bourke engine, We have talked with a
member of the former corporation established to build
motor. Magazines and newspaper reports abound . . . .
even a book has been written about this
The following is a brief summary of our research
The history of the Bourke engine and the details
about how it operates are presented in a documentary
written by Mr. and Mrs. Bourke the year before
Russell Bourke died (1968). The copy we have on
file was printed by :
5212 Vineland Ave.
No. Hollywood California 91601
The first edition price was $3.00
The Bourke engine patents are
#2,122,676 2,122,677 and
the Bourke engine operates on the basis of a very
simple principle, yet engineering and development
involved is by no means simple. The basic component
is of the opposed-cylinder, two-stroke type. However,
these two-cylinder opposed units can be bolted
together in clusters to achieve an engine of almost any
displacement value desired. The system has co-
operative pistons. They are connected by one rigid
connecting rod that shuttles through an oil reservoir in
a sealed crankcase. There are only two moving parts
in the engine: a)he piston connecting rod and b) the
crank shaft. The multitude of other parts found in a
conventional internal combustion engine are not
needed in the Bourke engine.
The July 1954 Issue of Hot Rod Magazine Ran A
fairly detailed report on the Bourke engine.
Its chief claims are these:
There are fewer moving parts, therefore , the engine
is lighter in weight than most motors, yet it has far
greater power out-put (the engine can be operated at
much higher rpm without appreciable power fall-off).
The engine has no mechanical sounds and can be
operated in any position desired.
We would like to draw special attention to one
additional point. The Bourke engine operates on low
quantity fuel with practically no exhaust fumes, no
frame and very little heat.
As the reporter for Hot Rod
" Practical economy was the
designer's prime requisite. It can
be manufactured cheaply, can be run
for exceptionally long periods of
time without need of being torn
down (parts in one unit after more
than 2,000 logged hours are still as
good as new - - as is the oil that
was used during the entire running
time) and it is economical to
C. "Revolution of the Free-Piston
Popular Mechanics , September
pages 155- 188+
This is another new (in America) concept of
"In your present engine there are
masses of moving metal - -
connecting rods, crankshaft
wheel. The new engine eliminates
these parts. Two piston slide freely
in a horizontal cylinder."
This engine requires no spark plug. It is quiet,
vibration free, light. It is ideal for aircraft.
"Further, the free-piston is by all
odds the most efficient power plant
ever developed -- an important point
since the world stock pile of fuels
is steadily dwindling"
Note: The free-piston engine will operate on
This report goes on to give the history of the free-
piston development. There were crude models built as
long as 100 years ago. In the 1920's the Swedes
invented an awkward model. The Germans used such
an engine in their war-time submarines.
The United States Navy began studying the concept
The report goes on to state:
"Applications to automobiles appear to be
well in the future, but such applications have
dazzling appeal. A free-piston engine would
be unbelievably quiet and vibrationless. It
would be so small that it could be placed
anywhere that it would give 50 to 60 miles
per gallon of fuel - - - diesel oil or kerosene."
The report concludes:
" In sum , there is hardly a place where fuel is
converted into energy that the new engine
won't find application. It is more versatile
than the diesel, three times more economical
than the open-cycle gas turbine, cheaper than
the steam plant. Prophecy is never
completely safe with any development as
new as this. But everything indicates that the
free-piston engine will have quite as large an
impact on all our lives in the second half of
the 20th century as the conventional internal-
combustion engine had during the first half."
The above report is not an isolated article. Books
have been written on the free-piston engine. Its use in
stationary power plants is widespread. Details of its
production and how it works are found in Business
Week, April 25, 1953, pages 101 - 106.
General Motors Corporation has a free-piston car.
See the report with accompanying photos in the July
1956 issue of Popular Science.
This report states:
"Like true gas turbines, it isn't finicky
about fuel - -experimental engines have
run on such a off beat hydrocarbons as
whale and peanut oil. One big advantage
is the dilution of exhaust gases by
compressed air, which means that turbine
blades need not spin in destructive high
"G.M spokesman do not foresee commercial
highway use for five to 10 years."
Remember, this was written in 1956.
Have you seen a free-piston powered car recently ?
D. "Amazing Swirl Engine Boosts Mileage
October 1966, pages 86 - 88+
This , another new concept in engineering, was
developed by Dr. Julius E. Witsky. Testing the
engine was carried out at the Southwest Research
Institute, San Antonio, Texas.
The engine will run smoothly on a variety of fuels
including but not limited to gasoline or diesel. The
overall air-to-fuel ratios are 100:1 at low rpm and idle.
The fuel economy is about 60 percent greater than
today's carbureted engine. The smog emissions are
We encourage the reader to study this entire report
and judge for yourself the possibilities-the great
savings in our gasoline and oil supplies- and the
improved performance one could have in the family
car Here and Now.
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