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Old 04-18-2021, 08:46 AM   #1
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does anyone out there run a Batt Supercharger on there model A? I have had one for years, it is damaged on the inside. so I never installed it. another FB member contacted me about mine and to let me know that he has one with no inner parts. so the question is, does someone out there have a complete one and is running it?
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Old 04-18-2021, 03:56 PM   #2
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That thing seems pretty unique. It would nice to hear from someone if it actually works. Looks like its suppose to get the intake air spinning.
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Old 04-18-2021, 10:01 PM   #3
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:12 AM   #4
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I thought about posting that ad from the Fahnestock book myself, but annoyingly it doesn't say anything about how the product is supposed to work.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:19 AM   #5
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I thought about posting that ad from the Fahnestock book myself, but annoyingly it doesn't say anything about how the product is supposed to work.
There is a Patent Number on the ad. It’s too faint to read but maybe the book will show it. You can look up the patent and it will tell you how it works and what the components are.

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Old 04-19-2021, 11:30 AM   #6
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Looks and sounds like a gimmick to me???
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:33 AM   #7
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Looks and sounds like a gimmick to me???
Have to agree. Looks like it would be more of a choke than a power gainer.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:43 AM   #8
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I looked up the patent and it's for the hourglass-shaped component visible in the second image attached to post #1. Apparently that's the entire product, there are no other parts. It's supposed to "break up particles of hydrocarbons and mix them with the air more thoroughly than is done in the mixing chamber of an ordinary carburetor and prevent quantities of the liquid from accumulating on the walls of the intake manifold."

You can see from the diagram and from the component photos that it's not really a Venturi-type device. The tube has a consistent I.D., it just has this hourglass device inside it. The theory apparently is that the fuel-air mixture passing through the tube would be induced to atomize more uniformly via these fins.

This was patented in '26 and, in my view, would be vulnerable to obsolescence from improvements in carburetor design. Quite likely it's unnecessary, especially if running a more advanced carb such as the Marvel.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:46 AM   #9
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Kinda reminds me of what W C Fields had to say.

But, I kinda like the design/looks of the manifold itself.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:21 PM   #10
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When I first saw that I thought it was an earlier version of the "Turbonator" Air Intake Booster.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/11243285698...b89976112d4b36

I first heard of the "Bat" Super-Charger in 'Those Wonderful UNAUTHORIZED ACCESSORIES for Model A Ford' book. Find on Page 80.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:17 PM   #11
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Like JW Hash mentioned. I am running a Bat Supercharger on my 28 Roadster without the inner cone. I tried to post an image but for some reason it won't let me select a file from my computer.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:12 PM   #12
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Like JW Hash mentioned. I am running a Bat Supercharger on my 28 Roadster without the inner cone. I tried to post an image but for some reason it won't let me select a file from my computer.
Sooo, what do you think? Improve performance? Improve gas mileage? Just looks cool, and a great conversation starter at car events?
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:27 PM   #13
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Like JW Hash mentioned. I am running a Bat Supercharger on my 28 Roadster without the inner cone. I tried to post an image but for some reason it won't let me select a file from my computer.
Are you saying its simply an adornment ?
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:40 PM   #14
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No notable change in performance. Looks cool. I carry the advertisement from "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories" with me. I am also running a high compression head and 3.27 rear end but I give the Bat all the credit when I'm talking to the non-"A" folks. I also include a line of smoke about the red striped coil wire that I use.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:50 PM   #15
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Yep...That's about it. Just an adornment. The inner cone might make a difference. I suppose one could be fabricated. I doubt it would live up to the claims in the advertisement.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:39 PM   #16
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:16 PM   #17
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When I first read the title I thought this thread was about Battery Chargers.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:55 PM   #18
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I think the theory is sound. The fact the manifold is enlarged to compensate for the houreglass device should prevent any choking effect at partial throttle and increase fuel mixing at wide open throttle. I'm pretty sure the turbin is stationary.
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Old 04-20-2021, 01:31 PM   #19
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People have been suckers for "fuel saving" gadgets for about as long as cars have existed. The list is endless, but a couple that stick out in my mind are the mythical 100 MPG carburetor and the more recent "HHO" hydrogen producing gadgets that scammers promote.
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100 MPG carburetor and the more recent "HHO" hydrogen producing gadgets that scammers promote.
Are you sure these things don't work? Any proof?
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