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Old 01-26-2009, 00:49   #1 (permalink)
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I was reading a post a few minutes ago about The Tornado Fuel Saver. It got me thinking about some of the dumb or rip off ideas from days past.

Here's one I remember;

It was either in the late 70's or early 80's, there was this great new product to help you if you needed to change a flat tire. It was some sort of foldable bag with a hose attached to it. You place the bag under your car, connect the hose to the exhaust pipe, start your engine and the exhaust pressure from your engine would raise the car. Anyone remember it?? Oh, I forgot to mention, it stored neatly in your trunk or behind your truck seat LOL! I bet there were numerous lawsuits....

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I was reading a post a few minutes ago about The Tornado Fuel Saver. It got me thinking about some of the dumb or rip off ideas from days past.

Here's one I remember;

It was either in the late 70's or early 80's, there was this great new product to help you if you needed to change a flat tire. It was some sort of foldable bag with a hose attached to it. You place the bag under your car, connect the hose to the exhaust pipe, start your engine and the exhaust pressure from your engine would raise the car. Anyone remember it?? Oh, I forgot to mention, it stored neatly in your trunk or behind your truck seat LOL! I bet there were numerous lawsuits....

Please feel free to add more dumb or rip off products to the list

I remember those. Everyone in my family had one in their vehicle and they worked great. I wish they still made them!!









Had ya going for a second...... c'mon, admit it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:29   #3 (permalink)
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You had me going lol.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:31   #4 (permalink)
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Pet Rocks, anyone remember those?

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I was going to mention the flymo, only to find out they still make it. A lawn mower that hoovers over the terrain. I thought this was long gone.
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Forgot to mention, available in gas or electric.
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I was going to mention the flymo, only to find out they still make it. A lawn mower that hoovers over the terrain. I thought this was long gone.
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Forgot to mention, available in gas or electric.
I have never heard of such a thing. Reckon if we can get it up to 88 mph we'd go Back to the Future??? LMAO!!!
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It was either in the late 70's or early 80's, there was this great new product to help you if you needed to change a flat tire. It was some sort of foldable bag with a hose attached to it. You place the bag under your car, connect the hose to the exhaust pipe, start your engine and the exhaust pressure from your engine would raise the car. Anyone remember it?? Oh, I forgot to mention, it stored neatly in your trunk or behind your truck seat LOL! I bet there were numerous lawsuits....
We still use bullbags in Australia mainly for offroading and they work great see: Opposite Lock Australia and Jacking for example.

I thought Flymo was also an Australian invenbted product and was taken over by Electrolux as I recall. But they are now part of Husqvarna it seems see Flymo - Easier By Design and I also see it was a Swedish invention Flymo 15 Electric Hover Mower - Mower Of The Month Still big in the UK it seems.
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You would think it would create tremendous back pressue and hurt the engine.
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See bull bag help @ ExplorOz yes back pressure can be a problem in some cases.
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