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    A Pakistani mechanic running a small local auto-repair shop in Garibabade, on the outskirts of Karachi, claims to have invented an engine that produces its own fuel.

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    A Pakistani mechanic running a small local auto-repair shop in Garibabade, on the outskirts of Karachi, claims to have invented an engine that produces its own fuel.

    Fifty-year-old Mushtaq Ali Khan Faridi does not pretend that he has finally discovered perpetual motion -- the engine does not produce enough fuel to keep it running forever. But he does claim that the engine will be the cheapest ever run.

    This may be of especial interest to motorists in the United States, where petrol-stocks have been running low.

    The basic principle involves the recycling of a special fuel made from easily-available materials - through an exhaust-gas processor of faridi's own design. The design, and the fuel ingredients, are being kept a close secret by the mechanic.

    SYNOPSIS: White-haired Mustaq Ali Khan Faridi runs a small motor-repair shop in Gharibnabad, in the outskirts of Karachi
    In a corner of the shop sits an adapted British-made car engine -- an engine that Faridi claims may be a breakthrough in automotive engineering.

    The machine is first fuelled with an inexpensive mixture, concocted from secret ingredients which, says Faridi, are easily obtainable anywhere in the world. A turn of the ignition-key starts the engine, which then keeps on running -- and running -- for far longer than it normally would with ordinary fuel.

    The secret is not only in the fuel, but also in the way the fuel is used. After passing through the cylinders once, the fuel is not ejected through the exhaust system in the normal way. It is re-cycled through a small chamber that reconstitutes it for repeated use.

    Faridi does not pretend to have discovered perpetual motion. After several cycles, the fuel begins to were, and more must be added. But the engine is economical, and the fifty-year-old mechanic's secret, when fully developed, could be useful in those parts of the world where oil is becoming an expensive luxury.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHRINZ95DF62QVURCU5TU2CD8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHRINZ95DF62QVURCU5TU2CD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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