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June 2000   Newsletter

Kens Simple Circuit

A constant current source.

The output current is set by the 5k potentiometer and is variable from about half a milliamp to fifteen milliamps.
Please note: The current will not reach the set value (mA) if the supply voltage less 4 divided by the load resistance is less than the set value (mA).
Example 1: using a 45 volt supply with the current set to 1 mA the current will be constant with a load from zero to 40000 ohms.
Example 2: using a 45 volt supply with the current set to 15 mA the current will be constant with a load from zero to 2700 ohms.


Rtot= 180 plus the resistance in ohms the 5k pot is set to.

What do you think?

Air will transmit all manner of pressure waves, including those having a frequency between about 30 and 15000 alternations per second. If such a pressure variation happens to affect your ear, your brain receives a stimulus which you describe as noise. But can noise exist as such where no one is present to hear it?

The same goes for colour, it is merely the stimulus which our brain derives from electro magnetic radiations of a certain wavelength. Can colour possibly exist anywhere else but in the hidden recesses of the human mind?

From an old Radio and Hobbies magazine (June 1952)

The Secret Super High Mileage Report
Chapter 8
Book reports

It is said in a multitude of witnesses there is truth.

Over the past few years in my search for the truth regarding this information, I have obtained much literature. There have been many attempts to spread this information by publishing a book or manual. The following is a brief over view to inform you of what the authors of these books have learned and felt everyone should be informed of. Each contains comments on the aspects of suppression and the aggravation felt, knowing this information. These authors are trying to fight this injustice. I feel that each publication attempt is a last resort after trying many other ways to get their information out. Knowing this I have used excerpts that I am confident the original authors would not mind any miniscule copy right infringement of what is printed here. If any problems, I will certainly fairly compensate any with what ever profits if any received.

In the next few pages I will give you my reports and analysis, and point out key information that is similar in our findings. I found that no one has understood the whole picture yet. However, each helps contribute to the knowledge. Some of these manuals give detailed plans to reproduce what the author made work for a while. I do not recommend building any of these units, as the complexity of the real solution is far too much for one person to perfect. These units worked for a time and on some of the principles required. However, they are not good or safe enough to justify their construction with the fuel additive problem. I do point out these systems so you may better understand the real answer, the necessity of mass production. Many of these inventors, such as I, have spent far more in research than, what I could realize in actual gasoline savings in my lifetime. We do it for the betterment of all, not just for personal gain or savings. Knowing that only through total understanding do we have a chance to beat the suppression and have success.

These books I report on, are in the order that I received them to enlighten you as to my learning process. Some of the last books I received were better and had been written prior to mine but I have just received them recently. I believe there are probably more books, information and patents out there and I am hoping to get more after this publication. So if you think you know someone involved in this idea, please pass this on to them. Many tend to keep it secretive as to the misguided laws our Patent Office generates. This should be no secret, it has been suppressed. Many of you know this, so I challenge you to see that it gets out now. Make an effort ! These men tried and lost because of the lack of help and the enormous powers that they were and I am facing.

The first book and the book that got me started was "SECRETS OF THE 200 MPG CARBURETOR BY ALLAN WALLACE @ 1980 published by Premier Publishers Fort Worth Texas. This was a listing of 17 different accounts, patents or articles on somebody getting 3 times or better the gas mileage. Starting with Charles N. Pogue in 1933 and phenomenal claims of 200 M.P.G. The author states his belief in these systems and testimonies by relating his own experimenting and research. He further relates his understanding that we are controlled by corporations and suppression. He gives formulas that justify these carburetor claims through air gas ratio figures creating proper vaporization. There were testimonial letters that stated these fantastic claims were correct with many names and addresses of others working on this at that time. He backs up these claims as best he understood. He attributes the mileage gain to vapor and changing air ratio, with no mention of producing natural gas. This book puts forth these super carburetors in a presentable way and it was what got me started in finding out this idea. Apparently 300,000 were sold. It alone made an interesting case on the spects of suppression of these systems.

The next 3 books I got all at one time, a friend was telling his friend what I was trying with vapor carbs and he gave them to me, he had ordered the books earlier and did not think he would build one.

"200 M.P.G. CARBURETORS FACT OR FRAUD", a special report was also written by Allan Wallace in 1982. He gave some of the same presentation in his first book, and added further information and feedback from others working on systems and information to help get it to the market. He talks about efforts to suppress his first book and includes a couple of newer patent disclosures and lists 60 patent numbers for references.

The next book was Ray Covey's "VAPOR CARBURETION CONVERSION SYSTEM", published 1984 by Carb Research Center in Foyil, Oklahoma 74031. He claims 72 M.P.G. in a 400 c.i. Chrysler. Using a small carb he runs vapor air gas into a box through screen filed tubes heated by exhaust gas. He gives detailed plans on how to build it and I have talked to guys that did it that claim triple the gas mileage. The problem was they all lost efficiency the further they drove and eventually just got the same as a regular carb because of the fuel additives building up on the screens and metal tubing. There was no mention about the additives in his book. It was mentioned that the cars ran smoother on his box system and smelled clean burning like propane or natural gas. This vapor box design went well for a few years according to Bob Heiderich at C.R.C. Later he found also that the fuel was plugging them up after a while of driving. In 1988 the oil companies did something to the fuel and he could not get them to get any better than 50% improvement, if that. Many have testified that it was great when new and up to 140 M.P.G. using this system. I saw a testimony of a guy with a big bus who went from 8 to 35 M.P.G.

Also presented is the idea that the Pogue carb was used in World War II on tanks, trucks and jeeps. According to many sources, such as ex G.I.s and excerpts from Field Marshall Rommels own war records, this was the case. He also lists 120 patent numbers on vapor carburetor patents owned by oil companies. The author states the opposition is big and hopes that his publication will help get it going. His manual did well for a few years and was followed by an improved version with more tubes. Each system worked differently due to different gasoline additives in different parts of the country.

Loren and Kelly Naylor, a father and son team designed a system called the "HIGH MILEAGE VAPOR PHASE CARBURETOR" in 1982. by C.R.C. Box 1, Foyil, OK 74031. It had two heater cores and a mesh pack of copper knit cleaning pads. It was a recirculating type of system, but probably catalytically cracked some on the metal cleaning pads. It did have the problem, as all recirculating systems do, of leftover fuel. They admit to this, but state they just burnt it through the regular carb system. He states his mileage went from 14 to 30 M.P.G. with no power loss. This system was a hot water heated system and gave only a small increase as the temperatures were not high enough to crack the larger molecules.

Another carb that I have a manual on is the Burley Willamson "FANTASTIC VAPOR CARBURETOR" Patented Aug. 15 1978 #4,106,453. Published by H & A Industries Route 2, Box 35 Bowling Green Mo. 63334. He showed a vacuum tank for preheated gasoline and a variable Ventura type mixer and used pre heated air. He made no claims to actual mileage increase. I felt this was just one of the many who did not understand the true principle and only had modest gains. His system did not have the factors needed to crack the fuel into natural gas.

Donald E. Novak, physicist, out of Van Nuts Ca. 91406 put on a seminar called "100 MILES TO THE GALLON". Mr. Novak presented the case and related an experiment and achievements of super carburetors in 1976 before a congressional subcommittee. He talked of three systems and explains them to have an increase factor of up to 1000%. He talks all vapor and seems to put forth a good argument, but there was no plans for a system, he didn't understand T.C.C.

Another is "HIGH MILEAGE SEMINAR WORKBOOK" by Bruce H. McCauseland, P.O. Box 197 Sta. C Buffalo, N.Y. 14209. He comes right out and explains the suppression saying flat out banks have share holder control in auto and oil companies. He shows a 1913 patent, #1,065,370, of a heated vapor carburetor and a complete file set of Pogue's 1936 patent disclosures and a 1972 General Motors patent #3,851,633 on a vapor carb. He also includes an article about a micro carb invented by Albert B. Csonka, and all the hassle he went through to get help to market it, with no avail after years of proving it worked.

In 1990 I received a booklet called the "CARBURETOR ENHANCER" By George Wiseman out of British Columbia. He describes the principles of inducing a vacuum over the fuel in the float chamber, to lean out the fuel flow. It was an ingenius way of increasing mileage 10%-30%. Some vehicles mileage would double if it was a gas pig already. But it was not without it's problems. like stalling or lean it out too far and burn your valves.

George Wiseman also put out a system called an "HYDROCARBON OXYGENATOR", the manual published by himself in 1990. He explained a cold bubbler system to just give the engine a partial vapor boost. I tried this on two different cars and found it to be a to unreliable. I am sure it turned off many people playing with carburetor kits. I heard from some that triple mileage was obtained, however I never saw more than about 50% improvement at best using his system. I spent too much time tuning and repairing design problems. I believe that additives may have had a lot to do with it and I even tried using a carbon filter to catch them but with no difference worth the effort. I talked to George on the phone many times at length hoping that he could solve it. He understood T.C.C. to some degree, but thought his bubbler was all that was needed. Apparently there were problems in his castings and he lost big time dollars in trying to get it going. All his phones have been disconnected and I wonder sometimes what happened to him. I really think he was trying to get the thing done, but because he did not fully understand and just ended up confusing the issue a little more.

Last year I received the book "THE ELUSIVE HIGH MILEAGE CARBURETOR" By Larry D. Wagner, published by Valley Press, 1984, out of Puyallup Washington 98371. It is probably one of the best of all the books as to understanding catalytic cracking. He made an extensive study and accumulated similar evidence in his research. He claims his complex system got 85 M.P.G. in his 455 c.i. Buick and states most systems on other cars are obtaining an average 250% increase.

If anyone reads his book and my first book, they would see that we have two completely different approaches and come up with very similar answers. He was hassled badly by the E.P.A. who drove him into bankruptcy by their testings with additive laced fuels that always failed the tests. Larry did not understand the additives completely.

He gives the histories of different units and relates that while giving a lecture he mentioned that a tank mechanic had told him about W W 2 use of the Pogue system and was interrupted by a ex-tank driver who confirmed the story. Later, at another lecture, another military driver claimed 50 M.P.G. using a secret box carburetor. He states also about Detroit production test super carbs that would slip out to the market. He states his fears of suppression and his hopes for the survival of this technology.

A Book called GASOLINE CRISIS ANSWERS was published by J.E. Ambassador Jackson in 1977 of the National Car Drivers Association P.O. Box 1111, Tacoma, Wash. 98401. He lists many, many articles on the Pogue carb and others and concludes that "highly efficient carburetor systems have been invented." Wouldn't you like to drive from 110 to 160 miles on one gallon of gasoline?". He also talks of oil filters, the Frantz filters that can save oil. And alternative engines such as the turbine engine and their efficiency and reliability proven in the 1950's that keep them off our market and sitting on a shelf. The evidence and information he has compiled is compelling and leaves little doubt as to the existence of suppression forces.

THE SECRET OF THE 100 M.P.G. AUTOMOBILE by Thomas O'Brien published in 1981 by Auto View P.O. Box 526 Phoenixville Pa. 19460. It has 112 pages that lay down another excellent argument that super carbs are real but shelved. He talks of some systems and air ratios along with catalytic cracking in oil refineries. He did some research and ran out of money. He decided to write his book to raise money to continue. He gives Reprints of the many newspaper articles on the Pogue system. There is pictured a Pogue carb that sat in an attic for years. He too leaves you with a feeling of suppression.

The previous Three books can be purchased at $10.00 each from Brad Dennis 7532 Brigadoon Pl. Fridley Minisota, 55432 Phone 612 783-8050 exerpts and photocopy can be found on the center pages.

After 10 years research and marketing others' inventions, Bob Hiederich Of C.R.C. Foyil OK. 74031, has a manual and kit called IMPRO 2000 COLD VAPOR HIGH MILEAGE SYSTEM (C) 1992. It is a simple vapor pot that works only on higher speeds with modest gains up to 50% I have tried to relate T.C.C. but he felt the cold system would suffice and he to felt that any system had to be practical and simple. He might be getting some catalytic cracking using copper cleaning pads. It seems simple, and he says, effective so far. He does not have a return line so he is not recirculating the fuel. Just a timer and fuel injector. He says he has not had the problems associated with additives. Last time I talked to him he was still refining it. Of many kits, this one looks good but not one I would try.

I have more information from Bob Heiderich, he read this report and commented now he understands what he has been doing. He had his Cadilac runnuing 75 M.P.G. for a while on the Covey system but now has a invention he calls the "Turbonator" It is a container with baffles in it that the PVC gases flow through in such a way that it causes cracking of the gases to increase mileage and reduce pollution and gives double the gas mileage in some cars. He said he had manufacturing problems with kit parts but has many testomonials on fantastic gains. He said because of the manufacturing problems on a bypass valve he has rerouted the system and it was working much better. Just looking at the thing you can see it would cut exhaust emmissions and every car should have one. He too has no outside help in his research and development. He mentions my report and has been a help in preliminary publishing, But hard to get on the phone, almost impossible. I have reports from others who tried with no results.

The last book I received was SECRETS OF SUPER MILEAGE CARBURETORS by Reno Sales (c) 1982. Published by Premier Publishers P.O. Box 16254 Fort Worth, Texas 76133. It contained a variety of 20 different methods designed by even more inventors I had not heard of before, with drawings and claims from many people: Arthur C. Sgrignoli of Enola PA. 1979 86% increase efficiency; Roy Nichols FUEL MISER of Richardson TX. obtaining 100 M.P.G.; an earlier version of the Ray Covey idea in 1981 with his Mark 1 system at 65 M.P.G.; Ron Beasley Of Ottumwa IA. triples standard mileage; an evaporation type similar to your furnace humidifier done by Ted LaPan of Fort Wayne IN. in 1974 he claims 60 to 100 M.P.G.; the NAY BOX by Elmer Nay; and the Naylor an earlier Pogue, all which were the recirculating type. He explains it as vapor and makes the recommendation that if you want one, you would have to build it yourself. He does not have any idea of Thermal Catalytic Cracking and claims thousands have been patented and many more just built to run vapor and that is all that is needed.

Basically, I think we need to understand that no one could ever perfect it alone. Many have tried and gained some due to the many different ways that T.C.C. can occur. These many systems failed due to gasoline additives. Most gave up thinking that nothing can be done because they did not fully understand. The only answer for each of us to benefit is by publishing the real truth - that these systems are possible and absolutely necessary now! Help to spread this and make a donation to the research and development. It cannot be patented, therefore no investment can be guarranteed. I am taking steps to set this up as a non profit organization, after all, that has been the way it has been going. I was not originally intending that it be that way. To learn and publish this information it probably cost me Personally $ 75,000 so far. I know it has cost far more for many others and much more now if it is ever to succeed.

Please get involved now ! Spread this news. If this is coming to you on computer modem, fax or photo copy there is an honor copyright. Please if you read this and agree and understand and care send a donation to help this voice to be heard.

This information may be copied, transmitted, or reprinted by anyone so please just help to get this in the public eye that the pollution stops so all of us may benifit to benefit. This can probably only ever succeed by a great joining effort of many, not through the little efforts of back yard mechanics trying to keep it secret, to ensure that they get their piece of the pie. Almost on a national scale as the atomic and space program. A definite effort needs to be made by the oil and car companies to work on this Thermal Catalytic Cracking and the clean gasoline to run this system on.

This is the answer, not Compressed Natural gas, Hydrogen or Electric cars which are not as practical or near to the efficiency that is demonstated by this system.

The advancement of this technology is only possible with total public knowledge so please do your part. I have a theory that they can not keep something a secret when more than 50% of the people know. Ask around - some know, many suspect and when they are presented with this information, most readily understand and believe. Hopefully the internet will be a help in finally bringing this to market. If you read this on the Net Please help disseminate this to others.

Press Release as on the centre page have been sent out with no response from the general media, if you would like to copy and try your media please feel free to do so. Sometimes things have to be heard from a distance to get through, so try your area.

The Internet is a hard place because of tremendous information overload building there. If you have access to the internet please check my web site at

I will keep uploading more info as time goes on.

This information comes in a book form for $19.95 + $3.50 S+H money back guarantee if not satisfied.

Many have responded favorable and I am hearing new stories of others super systems. I will keep on and I am intending to step up my end advertising. With my limited resources I hope that you who read this and believe will help me to get this information out.

Thank you for having an open mind to examine this idea. If you still are not convinced then do your own survey, ask around there are more accounts out there than I could ever write about. Be a skeptic, not just about me but the people who have been making the money and taxes, dig in - the truth is out there.

If you can be of help in any way please contact me at the address below.

J. Bruce McBurney
HIMAC Research Publications
6665 McLeod Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
L2G 3G3
Phone or fax (905) 358-9439 or (905)358-8541
E-Mail :

Copyright &COPY 1999

Once again thanks to HIMAC and Bruce for allowing the use of his book.

Ken Kranz.

The next two meetings will feature talent from within our group.

June the ninth
The speaker: Devashon
The subject: "Walter Russle with Occult Chemistry, the Transmutation of Elements".
July the fourteenth
The speaker: Ron Ehrat
The subject: Pic Microcontrollers "Opening new doors in electronics".

Our sincere condolences go to Allan, after the very sad loss of his partner and best friend Joyce.


Peters Page
ASTRO Meeting 12th May 2000

The meeting was opened by Roger. He welcomed everyone, extended a special welcome to the visitors and tendered an apology from Percy, who was holidaying up north.

Roger ....broke the ice with humorous comments on the " Planetary Alignment" that happened on the 5th of May, the stock exchange woes and the "Love Bug" that caused an earthquake in cyberspace.

Ashley…said that although the planetary alignment was on the 5th of May, earth-changes ( if they are going to happen) usually occur on or around the full moon.

Roger… said that he met some people that were "whistle blowers" on the Monsanto Bovine Growth Hormone saga. This hormone is injected into cows to make them produce as much as twice the amount of milk. It is reportedly causing serious health problems with the milk drinkers due to the hormone entering the milk and the large amounts of antibiotics having to be injected into the cows to alleviate the ensuing serious mastitis (infected udders). This information is available on the Webb at

Roger…mentioned that the 5th of June was " World Environment Day " and that a protest against GM foods was being organised. For more info contact Montana Jones on Ph. 836331552 (after hours).

Nina…said that on 30th of June the "People's Power" was going to stage a rally and ask the Government to resign.

Vic…said that he had met a nuclear physicist at a wedding and had discussed colloidal silver with him. He said that it was best to store it in plastic, rather than glass. Vic also mentioned that he had found out that Stan Meyer had met Keely and had witnessed Keely's dissociation of water experiment, where water was bombarded with an acoustic wave at 42.8 Khz, causing the water to violently dissociate. Vic said that the Stan Meyer cells were much like the Joe Cell in that it sucked in power from creation…4th dimensional power…15 to 20 times over unity.

Andrew…said that his Ecovortec water conditioner was now being trialed by an expresso coffee machine technician. The units usually require the boiler to be cleaned three times per week and a complete strip and clean every month. With the water conditioner in line with the machine it only required de-scaling once a week and they noticed that the coffee had a mellow taste rather than bitter. They also noticed that the whole lot of the milk frothed up, rather than only a portion, like as happens in Melbourne with their softer water. Andrew also said that a dealer of another popular conditioner had also trialled and compared both and said that the Ecovortec was the better of the two. The Adelaide City Council was due to trial one of these units on a slimy sludgy pond in the Beale Gardens.

Ken…reported on his investigations into finding a suitable cost effective digital camera for ASTRO. He had found that the Tandy "Cyber Display G-Smart 350" digital camera @ $299.00, with a resolution of 640*480 was value for performance versus money.

Brian…passed a motion that we go ahead and buy it. This was seconded by Devershon and passed with a majority show of hands.

Ken…passed around a print out from the "Damlier Chrysler Aerospace" Webb site that was advertising the "world's smallest cold fusion reactor". This was interesting as the whole world was basically led to believe that cold fusion was a fizzer.

Ken…also initiated more discussion on the ASTRO Project Prizes, which will be awarded to the best projects in November. Secret ballots for winners, prize money, sponsors, showing through the year and no limit on entries were discussed.

Peter…suggested that the first prize should be significant as it usually takes quite a lot of work and money to do a project. He suggested $200.00. This was basically agreed to.

Terry…called for ideas to be put forward and looked at.

Robert…suggested that the executive committee meet and thrash out the fine details. This was agreed to.

Robert…said that he had come across a food supplement called CMO that cured Arthritis and other auto immune type diseases such as lupus and M-S. This is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from beef tallow and therefore has no side effects. There is a large amount of information on the Webb, just do a search on CMO or Cerasomal. One major site is and
Another trade name is Collastin and can be searched for under this name.

Roger…mentioned a sound therapy tape that he had bought through Nexus magazine. He said that it ran for 11 minutes. He also said that it enabled him to meditate deeper than a Zen monk.

Vic…mentioned a book called Sound Therapy that was discussed on the radio. It was described as having a proven cure for tinnitus by the process of re-training your ears with high frequency filtered classical music. These were violin and piano concertos by Haydn, Telemann, Mozart, and Bach. ISBN 1 876315 24 5 by Patricia and Rafaele Joudry.  Star Printery Pty. Ltd NSW. $24.95. from Dymocks, Adelaide.

Ashley …mentioned that he had bought the tapes years ago but they had not worked for him.

Roger…handed over about five copies of the book " Make Money With Your Ideas" that Chris had supplied.

Devershon…suggested Chris Illert as a possible Guest Speaker.

Uli…disclosed that he had spent three and a half weeks with Paul Pentone (GEET) and said that he had nothing other than a small stationary engine that did not run on load. He said that he had been prompted by Pentone to develop a fuel delivery system for the geet, but had refused. Uli said that he had developed the fuel system and that he had tried it on an engine with and without the geet. He said that the engine ran better without the geet in-line. He will show us later on.

Roger…gave us a demo of "Sun Smile Vege Wash"…a vegetable washing detergent that supposedly safely cleans down vegies and fruit…killing germs and fungi.

Rita…said that it was also good for eliminating fleas and lice from cats, dogs and people.

Guest Speaker   Margaret Everard

Roger introduced the guest speaker for the night. She was to speak on Phsycometery

Margaret started off by explaining that she had been practicing Phsycometery for a long time. She explained that it involved reading the vibrational energy from things. It was the energy that came from creational energy core. She said that some things like rocks have a slow heavy resonance and others such as the religious master Sai Baba had a high pure resonance.
Margaret explained that these readings must be done with the highest integrity and that in the USA this is used to help to fight crime. One example was when the police were redirected to search again a building in a kidnap case. They found a cellar hidden below, along with the girl's body.

Margaret handed out a basket of flowers and asked people to take one. She then read the vibrations from the flowers and gave the readings to the people.
She said that we must always think and be positive, because we are our thought.
Editor's note…perhaps this is in line with the way that the great inventors thought. Most of them said that the ideas or method of solving how to actually do, or make their inventions, just came into their heads. This was either after a sleep or going into a reclusive meditation and dwelling on what needed to be solved. Is this the so-called universal mind trying to help us mere mortals along, or the mind subconsciously working things out, unhindered by our conscious muddling.
Margaret gave a very interesting talk and demonstrations. Roger thanked her for her efforts and we finished with a pleasant supper and socialising.

See you all on the 9th of June
Peter P