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Old 03-26-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Burn-Oil exhaust and intake manifold acc

I was told this was some kind of speed equipment accessory. Looks like just a after market manifold combination. Pretty pitted. Gary
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Not speed equipment - this was an accessory that was probably an attempt to give better gas mileage. Very complex, it runs 100% of the exhaust gasses around the intake manifold. It would get the intake hotter than blazes, which is not a good thing.

A neat wall hanger for sure!
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You might want it if you went on an arctic expedition with your T.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:57 PM   #4
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This is a manifold designed to burn kerosene in a T.

From an old post by A.J. Bell;

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 ?

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Old 03-26-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Burn-Oil exhaust and intake manifold acc

That's an aftermarket manifold to burn Kerosene in the Ford T. Needed lots of heat to vaporize that coal oil....so this thing was sold for owners who wanted to cheat the gas pump....and fog the roads.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:37 PM   #6
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Farm tractors of the period often had two gas tanks. You started the tractor with gasoline, and when it got warmed up, you switched it over to run "tractor fuel" or "distillate" or kerosene. People pinched pennies back then, even when gasoline was seemingly so cheap.
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yeah they would be thunderstruck nowadays to see Kerosene @ $3.89 a gallon......
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:11 AM   #8
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Would it be for sale?
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:07 PM   #9
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Gasoline in the Model T era was anything but cheap - a gallon cost perhaps 20 - 25 cents. That was enough money to pay for a hamburger dinner, the equivalent of $7 - $8 today.

Kerosene on the other hand was getting cheaper every year during the 1920's because more and more houses in the city were becoming electrified, causing a world wide glut of kerosene on the market.

Again, a great wall hanger.

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Farm tractors of the period often had two gas tanks. You started the tractor with gasoline, and when it got warmed up, you switched it over to run "tractor fuel" or "distillate" or kerosene. People pinched pennies back then, even when gasoline was seemingly so cheap.
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:26 PM   #10
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I remember Dad saying he bought kerosene for a nickle a gallon. Not sure when, 20's or 30's probably.
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