Any one remember ?

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Any one remember ?

Postby Steve Goddard » 03 Jan 2010, 18:14

Back in the Seventies ,watching a programm on Granada tv where Bob Greeves ,the presenter and a chap from Wales experimented by running a . . Zephyr Executive (which was a plush modern car at the time) on a mixture of water and a secret ingredient the welsh blokes father had apparantly gleaned from a friendly German prisoner of war he had been guarding.Probably swapped it over a woodbine and a bit o Chocolate.
Anyway they ran the Zephyr from a drained tank on a gallon of ordinary petrol and recorded the mileage it covered and then did the same with the gallon of water/ingredient and lo and behold they did the same mileage.
Anyway it turned out the bloke had been approached by the fuel companies and paid to keep his trap shut.
I was young when I watched this programme and was probably gullible but just wondered if any one else had seen this and could add any more info. Im just curious by the way,not wondering about running the owd lass on Water
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Re: Any one remember ?

Postby toomanytoys » 03 Jan 2010, 21:27

Wasnt that programe on in 1973... April 1st IIRC........... :rofl :rofl :rofl
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Re: Any one remember ?

Postby R0B » 03 Jan 2010, 21:29

^^^^whs^^^^ :lol:
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Re: Any one remember ?

Postby Steve Goddard » 04 Jan 2010, 20:36

BUGGER! It had me fooled all these years and it was a wind up?????? :shock:
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Re: Any one remember ?

Postby toomanytoys » 06 Jan 2010, 22:43

:oops: I dont know it was... but I reckon.... :wink:

I think if they had managed to crack the water problem with any great succes.. it would have leaked out by now.. but you can imagine that the oil co's would pay a very large amount of money to keep that under wraps.. dare I say an even greater cost there... life... just think of the trillions of pounds that are made each year.... :wink:
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Re: Any one remember ?

Postby ghost123uk » 07 Jan 2010, 10:32

Many T25's run on a mixture of Petrol or Diesel and water.













But that is usually because of the big rusty hole in the top of the fuel tank :run
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Re: Any one remember ?

Postby toomanytoys » 07 Jan 2010, 22:51

ghost123uk wrote:Many T25's run on a mixture of Petrol or Diesel and water.













But that is usually because of the big rusty hole in the top of the fuel tank :run


Or the rusty filler neck (early vans) or the perished filler neck rubber, or the perished breather conections.........

oh dear... I took it seriously again.... :roll: :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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