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  1. 1Alpha1

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    They were kind of popular back in the mid to late 70's. Not exactly used what they were designed for.

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    Is that a magnet that they feed to cows?
     
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    Why yes it is!

    Back in the 70's, it was a go to item to help increase mpg on your vehicle. You simply bought a couple of them and then attached them somewhere on the fuel line under the hood.

    Supposedly, they rearranged the molecular makeup in the gasoline, thus making it more efficient. :rolleyes:

    A few of my friends fell for it. I never did though. :innocent:
     
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    I remember my dad having a couple of them stuck to the metal dash of the rambler wagon.
     
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    Back when I had a cattle operation they were common items. One still resides in my toolbox--comes in handy when you've lost a small piece of hardware in the woods or in grass or wherever. Sweep that thing over the ground and it'll find anything ferrous.
     
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    Yup, the local Agway has them as does the local co-op. I think I have even seen them at TSC. I think the gag back in the 70’s gas crunch was to put them in your gas tank for better fuel mileage. They do work in cattle, not too sure about cars.
     
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    You don't buy these at a farm store unless you're not a real farmer. Real farmers buy them at an abattoir or a butcher shop that kills animals much cheaper. Boil them to sterile them and reuse them. Farmers were and are the original recyclers.
     
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    Yup, the old cow magnet, and a couple of Popsicle sticks would get you up in the 25ish miles per gallon, lol. Well according to some locals. I've got one on my vice, so i can put washers, screws, bolts, nuts of small size on it, instead of using a magnetic tray or bowl lol. Pretty handy little item, and when i go on a trip, i tape it to the gas line to increase my mileage :):lol: [​IMG]
     
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