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Allen Caggiano: 100+ MPG Fuel Implosion Vaporization SystemSuppression? Coincidence? You Decide!
An Inventor's Heartrending Story
A first-person account
by Allen Caggiano

Early Efforts: The Bomb

In the early 1970, in Brockton, Ma, I owned and operated a company called Debal Heating and Air Conditioning. This was about the time that we had that phony gasoline shortage. Each morning myself and 12 employees would sit in the gas line with 6 trucks to get a mere 5 gallons of gasoline. As I sat in that gasoline line day after day, I started to think there must be a better way. If they have the technology to put a man on the moon they must have the technology to get much better gas mileage. It wasn't long before I built my first fuel vaporization system. I read everything that I could get my hands on about this. Well sad to say it didn't work. It made plenty of vapors, and exploded like a BOMB. Over 70% of my body received 3rd degree burns. I spent 69 days in intensive care, kissing death several times. Don't worry, all the bugs are worked out now.
October 15, 1983 was the birth of my Fuel Implosion Vaporization System. At this time I owned and operated a company in Brockton Ma, called Weatherall Energy Research and Development. I had just finished building a commercial high-efficiency air conditioning evaporation coil when I poured one gallon of gasoline into one end to flush it out. To my surprise massive fumes discharged from the other end and all I got back was less than one cup of gasoline.
I started brainstorming, I miniaturized the air conditioning evaporator coil, installed it in 1973 Dodge station wagon with a 318 engine. By early 1986 we had worked out all the shortcomings and bugs and had a working prototype that gave between 111 to 113 mpg. We placed an ad in the Brockton Enterprise and the Boston Globe, seeking people to beta test our Fuel Implosion System.
It wasn't long before I got a call from a California corporation wanting exclusive rights to our invention. My attorney checked them out. They were a subsidiary of several other corporations and finally all owned by an oil company. I declined their offer. Shortly thereafter all my troubles started.
First came two men, showing IDs, saying that they were from the FBI and that I was violating federal laws altering carburetion systems and that if convicted could get 20 years in a federal prison. I called my attorney and told him what happened. My attorney informed me that I wasn't in any violation of any federal laws.
If I was smart I should have stopped here. (BUT I AM NOT TOO SMART). For the next two weeks I would receive every day in the mail, in a plain envelope, 8"x10" close-up photos of my wife in the supermarket, church, and my children getting on and off the school bus and in the playground at school. (Just pictures only.) In addition we would get all kinds of weird calls mostly after 2 a.m. My wife couldn't take it anymore; she filed for divorce and left me.
A few days later my attorney showed up at my office, looking white as a ghost. He had all my legal files and records with him, placed them on my desk and said that he could no longer represent me in any legal matters. I asked why. All he would say is: "WAKE UP!". I could not understand. He had been my personal friend and attorney for over 16 years.
When my wife divorced me and my attorney abandoned me, I wondered what else could happen. Nothing, I thought, nobody can stop me now, so on with my fuel implosion system. Boy was I wrong: hell opened up and swallowed me alive.
I am a very light drinker; if I drink 6 cans of beer a year, that was a lot. I never did drugs or was around anybody that did. On July 4, 1986 the chief of the Brockton Police, Richard Sprawls, with a bunch of other Brockton police raided my Tremont St. Brockton home, and arrested me for trafficking of cocaine. My bail was set at $500,000.
I was lucky that I had a friend, LT. Jim Sullivan of the Brockton Police Department. He showed up at my bail hearing and said something to the judge, and my bail was reduced to $500.00. Is somebody trying to tell me something?
Oh well, back to work; I built two more fuel implosion systems. I installed them in a 1973 Olds Cutlass and 1966 Mustang. I painted my 1973 Dodge station wagon bright yellow, with big red letters all over it saying: "THIS CAR GETS OVER 100 MPG AND DOESN'T POLLUTE THE AIR .THE BIG BOYS ARE TRYING TO MAKE ME AND THIS CAR DISAPPEAR,--HELP ME! " I only got to drive my yellow wagon for 3 days.
On November 24,1986 Brockton chief of police, Richard Sprawls, and other members of the Brockton Police Department raided my Tremont St. Brockton home. They seized two shotguns, a 12 ga. and a 20 ga, both were legally registered to me. I used to use them for skeet shooting. I was arrested and charged with for trafficking of cocaine again. My bail was revoked. I was placed in maximum security in the Plymouth House of Correction. I was now sentenced to 15 years for the July 1986 trafficking of cocaine and waiting for the second trial for the November case.
I knew where I could get some solid evidence that would clear me, but I didn't know who to trust ANYMORE. So, I escaped from maximum security, went and got my solid evidence and gave it to the right person and surrendered the same day.
Boy I was lucky, they had over 240 law enforcement offers searching for me with guns, dogs, helicopters etc. I ran like a jackrabbit through the woods. My advantage was, the woods were my old hunting grounds.
Well the Massachusetts Supreme Court of Appeals overturned my cocaine trafficking conviction. Grounds: tainted evidence, illegal search and seizure.
Guess what? I had the privilege of being the first person in Massachusetts and the third person in the United States to be tried, prosecuted and sentenced under this new law 18 USC 922g and 924e. I didn't stand a chance; there was no case law in the law books to support my defense of this new law. I was sentenced to two 5 years' sentences for perjury, because when I bought the two shotguns there was a box that said: were you ever convicted of a felony. I checked the no box, because I was never convicted of a felony, just a misdemeanor.
Well, the feds said under federal law my misdemeanor was a felony, therefore, I was guilty of 2 counts of perjury and they gave me 5 years on each count.
Next I got 5 years for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Now I have been sentenced to a total of 15 years in federal prison without parole. I am still sitting in the courtroom. After a week of trial, my attorney said that the US Attorney was trying me under the second part of the new law. My attorney said the trial will be short, won't last more that ten minutes. There was no way I could be found not guilty.
Well it went like this: 1: I was convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm. 2: I was convicted of perjury. 3: I was convicted of a second count of perjury. BINGO! I HIT THE JACK POT!!
USC 18922g-e1 states: If you have 3 prior felony convictions and have possession of a fire arm, then you are an ARMED Career Criminal and that carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years without parole. Now I have a total of 30 years in federal prison without parole. Well, the Feds have me tucked away for 30 years where I cannot cause any more trouble with my fuel implosion system. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG:
I met a lot of powerful people in the federal prison, with powerful connections on the outside, among them, Kenny whose son was a patent attorney for a large patent law firm who did our US patent. #5,782,225, while I sat in the safety of the federal prison system.
Remember the Feds sentenced me to 30 years without parole??? Well, on September 13,1997 (Friday the 13th, my lucky day) I was released from federal prison with 5 years parole.
STOP! Something's wrong here. I only did 10 years of a 30-year sentence, with no chance of parole. Well it took the federal courts to rule that it was legal for me to possess the two shotguns, that they had no jurisdiction. The case is now pending in the 1st District Court. They will not rule on it.
This September 2001 will be 4 years that I have been out of federal prison and have been a good boy, nice and quiet, until now.
My Intentions:
In the past 20 years I found out that the oil companies will do EVERYTHING in their power to suppress this kind of technology, because it could reduce the gasoline consumption in the U.S. by 76% over a 5-year term.
The government will lose mega bucks in gasoline taxes.
The major car manufacturers will lose billions spent on the technology of the fuel injection systems, my technology makes theirs obsolete.
I put all my patent and shop drawings up on this website, for anybody to use it free. I am 58 1/2 years young now; the sand is running out of my hour glass fast. I don't want to take this technology to my grave with me. If you think that I should get something out of this, then build my fuel implosion system, and after your 5th tank of gas send me the price of a tank of gas; otherwise I don't want a cent.
If you believe that me and my patent and technology have been suppressed, then tell as many people as you can about my story and ask them to do the same.
The Reason I Ask This Is:
I believe that millions of people around the globe want this kind of technology and know it exists. When we get enough people wanting this technology, I have powerful attorneys, who know and are able to present it to the courts of the globe.
I will take my remaining 7 cars, that have my fuel implosion system in them, out of exile and drive them from Boston to California with the whole world watching, and I think my chances of reaching California alive are excellent.
By me publishing this website, I must be out of my mind. What else could happen to me? MAYBE I will get killed or something. What will be will be.
Thank you for your interest. Please help me spread the word. And for those of you that think that my story is just a bunch of bad luck for an unlucky inventor, you will be of those who oppose this type of technology. So go to my home page and VOTE NO for this technology.
Sincerely, Allen Caggiano, Inventor
P.S.: As much as I would like you to build my Fuel Implosion Vaporization System and succeed, I MUST URGE you NOT to build it without QUALIFIED and PROFESSIONAL help, if you are not a qualified machinist or mechanic yourself. This is NOT a simple D.I.Y project and working with (vaporized) fuel is dangerous!

Vaporization system


A fluid vaporization system comprises a first fluid inlet for receiving a first fluid, a second fluid inlet for receiving a second fluid, and a first discharge aperture for discharging the first fluid and the second fluid. A first connecting passage connects the first fluid inlet and the second fluid inlet in fluid communication with the first discharge aperture, mixes the first fluid and the second fluid to define a fluid mixture, and delivers the fluid mixture to the first discharge aperture. A third fluid inlet receives a third fluid and a second discharge aperture discharges the third fluid. A second connecting passage in heat transfer relationship with the first connecting passage connects the third fluid inlet in fluid communication with the second discharge aperture and delivers the third fluid from the third fluid inlet to the second discharge aperture to effect heat transfer from the third fluid to the fluid mixture such that the fluid mixture is discharged by the first discharge aperture in a vaporized state.


1. Field of the Invention

The invention relates generally to a fluid vaporization system and, more particularly, to a fluid vaporization system which heats a mixture of fluids and delivers the mixture in a vaporized state. The fluid vaporization system is particularly well adapted for heating a mixture of air and liquid fuel and delivering it to an internal combustion engine as a vapor.

2. Background of the Invention

In an effort to reduce pollution and conserve resources, continual efforts are being made to improve the performance of internal combustion engines, particularly in automobiles and other motor vehicles. Motor vehicle engines must operate as efficiently as possible while simultaneously minimizing emissions and providing sufficient power. Toward these goals, it has been sought to provide the most efficient and complete combustion of the fuel/air mixture consumed by the engine. In order to improve combustion of the fuel/air mixture, one approach has been to heat the fuel/air mixture to a vapor state before the fuel enters the engine. However, this and other attempts to achieve improved engine performance and reduced emissions by vaporizing the fuel/air mixture have suffered from a number of shortcomings.

Some attempts have suffered from an inability to sufficiently control the amount of vaporized fuel produced under all engine load conditions, especially under full load conditions. Other attempts have suffered from premature detonation of the vaporized fuel prior to reaching the engine and excessive accumulation of vaporized fuel outside of the engine causing safety concerns. Yet other attempts have suffered from the inability to produce sufficient vaporized fuel under engine loads greater than an idle condition.

Accordingly, an improved fluid vaporization system is desired that provides a more optimal and effective fuel/air mixture to an engine and is capable of supplying a fuel/air mixture in a vaporized state such that fuel efficiency is increased while emissions and safety concerns are decreased.


It is an object of the present invention to provide a highly efficient fluid vaporization system which employs a dual cross-counterflow heat exchanger to provide a fuel/air vapor mixture to an internal combustion engine to increase the fuel efficiency and decrease emissions.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a fluid vaporization system for an internal combustion engine in which air flow, fuel flow, and coolant or exhaust gas flow are all independently controllable such that a fuel/air mixture flowing through the system is fully vaporized under all engine load conditions.

It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a fluid vaporization system comprising a vaporizing unit which is easily fabricated, assembled and disassembled to reduce manufacturing costs and facilitate field repairs.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a fluid vaporization system which can precisely control the amount of fuel/air mixture introduced into the vaporizing unit to adequately power an engine under any load condition.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a fluid vaporization system which can precisely control the flow of a fuel/air mixture within the system and allow for expansion of the heated fuel/air mixture therein.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a fluid vaporization system which can be utilized in both carbureted and fuel injected engines.

It is yet a further object of the present invention to provide a fluid vaporization system with numerous safety features that eliminate the risks of predetonation and excessive fuel vapor accumulation.

The foregoing and other objects of the present invention are carried out by a fluid vaporization system including a first fluid inlet for receiving a first fluid, a second fluid inlet for receiving a second fluid, and a first discharge aperture for discharging the first and second fluids. A first connecting passage connects the first fluid inlet and the second fluid inlet in fluid communication with the first discharge aperture, mixes the first fluid and the second fluid to form a fluid mixture, and delivers the fluid mixture to the first discharge aperture. A third fluid inlet receives a third fluid and a second discharge aperture discharges the third fluid. A second connecting passage in heat transfer relationship with the first connecting passage connects the third fluid inlet in fluid communication with the second discharge aperture and delivers the third fluid from the third fluid inlet to the second discharge aperture to effect heat transfer from the third fluid to the fluid mixture such that the fluid mixture is discharged by the first discharge aperture in a vaporized state.


The foregoing summary, as well as the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the invention, will be better understood when read in conjunction with the appended drawings. For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there is shown in the drawings an embodiment which is presently preferred. It should be understood, however, that the invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown. In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a vaporizing unit employed in a fluid vaporization system according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the vaporizing unit of FIG. 1 with the front outer plate assembly removed;

FIG. 3a is a block diagram showing the fuel circuit of the vaporizing system according to the present invention;

FIG. 3b is a block diagram showing the hydraulic coolant circuit of the fluid vaporization system according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a cross sectional view of the back outer plate assembly, taken along line IV--IV of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view of the back outer plate assembly, taken along line V--V of FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a cross sectional view of the front outer plate assembly, taken along line VI--VI of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a cross sectional view of the front outer plate assembly, taken along line VII--VII of FIG. 6;

FIG. 8 is a cross sectional view of the right side outer plate assembly, taken along line VIII--VIII of FIG. 1;

FIG. 9 is a cross sectional view of the right side outer plate assembly, taken along line IX--IX of FIG. 8;

FIG. 10 is a cross sectional view of the left side outer plate assembly, taken along line X--X of FIG. 1;

FIG. 11 is a cross sectional view of the left side outer plate assembly, taken along line XI--XI of FIG. 10;

FIG. 12 is a cross sectional view of the upper outer plate assembly, taken along line XII--XII of FIG. 2;

FIG. 13 is a cross sectional view of the upper outer plate assembly, taken along line XIII--XIII of FIG. 12;

FIG. 14 is a cross sectional view of the lower outer plate assembly, taken along line XIV--XIV of FIG. 2;

FIG. 15 is a cross sectional view of the lower outer plate assembly, taken along line XV--XV of FIG. 14;

FIG. 16 is a cross sectional view of the lower inner plate assembly, taken along line XVI--XVI of FIG. 2;

FIG. 17 is a cross sectional view of the upper inner plate assembly, taken along line XVII--XVII of FIG. 2;

FIG. 18 is a cross sectional view of the fuel bar assembly, taken along line XVIII--XVIII of FIG. 12; and

FIG. 19 is a cross sectional view of the fuel bar assembly, taken along line XIX--XIX of FIG. 18.


The preferred embodiment of the vaporizing system according to the present invention is described below with a specific application to an internal combustion engine, where the mixture of fluids is, for example, a mixture of air and liquid fuel which is heated and delivered by the fluid vaporization system to the internal combustion engine in a vaporized state. However, it will be understood by those of ordinary skill in the art that the present invention is also suitable for other applications requiring the input of fluids in a vaporized state, such as, for example, heating oil fuel processors, air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems and ice storage tanks. It will further be understood that the fluids could be one or more types of liquids or a combination of one or more types of liquids and gases.

Certain terminology is used in the following description for convenience only and is not intended to be limiting. The words right, left, rear, front, upper, lower, inner and outer designate directions in the drawing to which reference is made. Such terminology includes the words above specifically mentioned and words of similar import.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein like reference numerals are used to designate identical or corresponding parts throughout the several views, FIGS. 3a and 3b show a fluid vaporization system, generally designated 10, according to an embodiment of the present invention. The fluid vaporization system 10 is applied in connection with an internal combustion engine and comprises a vaporizing unit 11 connected to the carburetor 10a of an engine 9. In the present embodiment, the mixture of fluids comprises, for example, a mixture of a liquid fuel, such as hydrocarbon fuel, and air.

As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the vaporizing unit 11 comprises a heat exchange housing 12 and a fuel bar assembly 100 for controlling the amount of fuel entering the vaporizing unit 11 as further described below. The heat exchange housing 12 is preferably formed of plated, die cast, or extruded aluminum, and is sufficiently sealed such that the air and fuel being mixed and vaporized within the housing do not escape therefrom. It is understood that the fluid vaporization system of the present invention could be manufactured from other materials such as iron, copper, stainless steel, or highly thermally conductive polymers depending on the application. The heat exchange housing 12 includes a rear outer plate assembly 20, a front outer plate assembly 30, a right side outer plate assembly 40, a left side outer plate assembly 50, an upper outer plate assembly 60, a lower outer plate assembly 70, a lower inner plate assembly 80, and an upper inner plate assembly 90. The plate assemblies 60 and 70 comprise upper and lower plates 61 and 71, respectively, and the plate assemblies 20, 30, 40 and 50 comprise side plates 21, 31, 41 and 51, respectively, connecting the upper plate 61 and the lower plate 71 in spaced relation so as to define an airtight sealed chamber. The plate assemblies 80 and 90 comprise intermediate plates 81 and 91 disposed within the sealed chamber and connected to the side plates 40 and 50. As shown in FIG. 1, the vaporizing unit 11 is linked to a conventional progressive linkage 114 which controls the operation of the fuel bar assembly 100 as further described below.

As best shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the side plate or rear outer plate 21 of the rear outer plate assembly 20 includes a left inlet 28a, a right inlet 28b, a left discharge outlet 27a, and a right discharge outlet 27b. The left and right inlets 28a and 28b open out from the bottom wall of the plate 21, and the left and right outlets 27a and 27b open out from the top wall of the plate 21. The left inlet 28a connects to a left lower channel 22a, and the right inlet 28b connects to a right lower channel 22b. The left lower channel 22a and the right lower channel 22b have openings in the inner wall of the plate 21. The left discharge outlet 27a connects to the left upper channel 26a and the right discharge outlet 27b connects to a right upper channel 26b. Left upper channel 26a and right upper channel 26b have openings in the inner wall of plate 21. The plate 21 also includes a left medial cavity 24a and a right medial cavity 24b disposed at an intermediate portion of the plate 21. The left medial cavity 24a connects with a left upper medial channel 25a and a left lower medial channel 23a. The right medial cavity 24b connects with a right upper medial channel 25b and a right lower medial channel 23b. Medial channels 23a, 23b, 25a and 25b all open out from the inner wall of the plate 21.

As shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, the side plate or front outer plate 31 of the front outer plate assembly 30 includes a left lower cavity 38a, a left upper cavity 32a, a right lower cavity 38b, and a right upper cavity 32b. The left lower cavity 38a connects with a left lower cavity lower channel 33a and a left lower cavity upper channel 34a. The right lower cavity 38b connects with a right lower cavity lower channel 33b and a right lower cavity upper channel 34b. The left upper cavity 32a connects with a left upper cavity lower channel 35a and a left upper cavity upper channel 36a. The right upper cavity 32b connects with a right upper cavity lower channel 35b and a right upper cavity upper channel 36b. Channels 33a, 33b, 34a, 34b, 35a, 35b, 36a, and 36b all open out from the inner wall of the plate 31.

FIGS. 8 and 9 show cross sectional views of the right side plate assembly 40. In the present embodiment, the right side plate assembly 40 is a solid side plate 41.

Referring now to FIGS. 10 and 11, the left side outer plate assembly 50 includes a left side plate 51 and an inlet channel 59 extending therethrough. An air damper assembly 52 is rotatably disposed within the inlet channel 59 for controlling the volume of air that enters through inlet channel 59. The damper assembly 52 includes a central rod 55 and radially extending vanes 56 and 57. The central rod 55 extends past a frontal edge 58 of the plate 51 for attachment to the progressive linkage 114 shown in FIG. 1. Rotation of the damper assembly 52 is controlled by the progressive linkage 114 to regulate the amount of air drawn through the heat exchange housing 12. Preferably, an air filter 53 is attached to the inlet channel 59 for removing contaminants from the incoming air. The air filter 53 can also contain an air heating coil 54 for raising the temperature of the air entering the air filter.

Referring now to FIGS. 12 and 13, the upper plate 61 of the upper outer plate assembly 60 is provided with a left side channel 62a, a right side channel 62b and fluid inlet or bore 64. The left side channel 62a, the right side channel 62b and the bore 64 extend through the entire height of the plate 61 from an upper end 66 to a lower end 68 of the plate 61. A fluid bar assembly 100 is disposed within the bore 64 as further described below.

As shown in FIGS. 14 and 15, the lower plate 71 of the lower outer plate assembly 70 is provided with a left side channel 72a extending through the entire height of the plate 71 and a right side channel 72b extending through the entire height of the plate 71. The plate 71 further includes a discharge opening 73 within which is disposed a damper assembly 74. The damper assembly 74 comprises a central rod 75 and radially extending vanes 76 and 77. The damper assembly 74 is rotatably mounted within the discharge opening 73, and the central rod 75 extends past a frontal edge of plate 71 for attachment to the progressive linkage 114 as described above for the damper assembly 52. It is also desirable to provide a drain (not shown) on both the right and left sides of the plate 71 to allow for draining of any fluids that collect therein.

Referring now to FIG. 16, the intermediate plate 81 of the lower inner plate assembly 80 includes a left side channel 82a extending through the entire height of the plate 81 and a right side channel 82b that also extends through the entire height of the plate 81. The plate 81 further includes a discharge opening 83 within which is disposed a damper assembly 84. The damper assembly 84 comprises a central rod 85 and radially extending vanes 86 and 87. The damper assembly 84 is rotatably mounted within the discharge opening 83, and the central rod 85 extends past a frontal edge of plate 81 for attachment to the progressive linkage 114 as described above for the damper assembly 52.

As shown in FIG. 17, the intermediate plate 91 of the upper inner plate assembly 90 includes a left side channel 92a extending through the entire height of the plate 91 and a right side channel 92b also extending through the entire height of the plate 91. The plate 91 further includes a discharge opening 93 within which is disposed a damper assembly 94. The damper assembly 94 comprises a central rod 95 and radially extending vanes 96 and 97. The damper assembly 94 is rotatably mounted within the discharge opening 93 and the central rod 95 extends past a frontal edge of the plate 91 for attachment to the progressive linkage 114 as described above for the damper assembly 52.

When assembled, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the plate assemblies 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 constitute the heat exchange housing 12 of the vaporizing unit 11 and provide three passageways therein: an upper passageway 120, a medial passageway 121, and a lower passageway 122. The upper passageway 120 is defined by the lower side of the upper outer plate assembly 60 and the upper side of the upper inner plate assembly 90. The medial passageway 121 is defined by the lower side of the upper inner plate assembly 90 and the upper side of the lower inner plate assembly 80. The lower passageway 122 is defined by the lower side of the lower inner plate assembly 80 and the upper side of the lower outer plate assembly 70. The upper passageway 120, the medial passageway 121, and the lower passageway 122 define a "first" continuous connecting passage having a serpentine shape which connects the fluid inlet or bore 64 of the upper plate 61 and the inlet channel 59 of the left side plate 51 in fluid communication with the discharge opening 73 of the lower plate 71. Preferably, the height of each passageway varies to accommodate expansion of the fluid traveling therein as a result of heating. For example, when the vaporizing unit 11 is employed in combination with a hydrocarbon fuel-burning internal combustion engine, it has been found that the optimal height for each passageway is as follows:

If the height of the upper passageway 120 equals x, then the height of the medial passageway 121 equals 1.25x, and the height of the lower passageway 122 equals 1.5x.

Referring now to FIGS. 12, 18 and 19, a fluid bar assembly 100 is disposed within the bore 64 of the upper outer plate assembly 60. The fuel bar assembly 100 comprises an upper blind bore 101 and a lower blind bore 102. The upper blind bore 101 opens at an inlet end 103 thereof and the lower blind bore opens at an inlet end 103a thereof, both located at a left end of the fluid bar assembly 100. Upper ports 104a, 104b, and 104c connect the upper blind bore 101 in fluid communication with the lower blind bore 102. Lower ports 105a, 105b, and 105c connect the lower blind bore 102 to a lower surface 115 of the fluid bar assembly 100. A rod 106 is disposed within the lower blind bore 102 and is mounted for rotational movement therein. The rod 106 has bores 107a, 107b, and 107c extending therethrough in spaced relation to establish fluid communication between the ports 104a, 104b, 104c and the ports 105a, 105b, 105c, respectively, upon rotation of the rod 106. Disposed on the outer circumference of the rod 106 are O-ring gaskets 108 and seals 109 to prevent leakage of fluid from the outlet end of bore 102. A return spring 111 is provided for returning the rod 106 to a normally closed position wherein the rod 106 blocks passage of fluids to the ports 105a-105c. Disposed at outlet ends of the ports 105a, 105b and 105c are nozzles 110a, 110b, and 110c, respectively.

Preferably, as shown in FIG. 19, the fluid bar assembly 100 is provided with protrusions 112a and 112b formed along the top edge of the fluid bar assembly 100. Mating grooves (not shown) cut in the plate 61 matingly receive the protrusions 112a and 112b of the fluid bar assembly 100 and facilitate the removal of the fluid bar assembly 100 from the plate 61. It is also understood that the fluid bar assembly 100 can be formed integrally with the plate 61, with the rod 106 permitted to rotate freely relative to the plate 61.

The operation of the fluid vaporization system 10 according to the present invention will be described with an internal combustion engine with reference to FIGS. 3a and 3b. In such an application, the mixture of fluids to be delivered to the internal combustion engine in a vaporized state comprises a mixture of liquid fuel and air, and the fluid bar assembly 100 comprises a fuel bar assembly.

As shown schematically in FIG. 3a, the vaporizing unit 11 of the present invention is attached to the bottom part of a conventional carburetor 10a. The top part of the conventional carburetor, including the casing that contains the choke assembly, is removed prior to attachment of the vaporizing unit 11. In this arrangement, the air damper assembly 74 disposed in the lower outer plate assembly 70 functions as the carburetor choke assembly.

As shown in FIG. 3b, high temperature coolant from a coolant source 6, preferably engine coolant, is pumped via a pump 7 to a coil heater 5. The heater 5 heats the engine coolant to approximately 180 DEG F. when and if required. Upon exiting the coil heater 5, the high-temperature coolant travels to inlet valves 8a and 8b such as, for example, conventional mechanical or electronic ball valves, which control the amount of coolant passing therethrough into the left and right inlets 28a and 28b, respectively, of the vaporizing unit 11. Upon entering the vaporizing unit 11, the high-temperature coolant travels in two adjacent paths defined by the various plate assemblies 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 as described below.

The first path is serially defined by the left inlet 28a and the left lower channel 22a of the rear outer plate 20; the left side channel 72a of the lower outer plate 70; the left lower cavity lower channel 33a, the left lower cavity 38a, and the left lower cavity upper channel 34a of the front outer plate assembly 30; the left side channel 82a of the lower inner plate assembly 80; the left lower medial channel 23a, the left medial cavity 24a, the left upper medial channel 25a of the rear outer plate assembly 20; the left side channel 92a of the upper inner plate assembly 90; the left upper cavity lower channel 35a, the left upper cavity 32a, and the left upper cavity upper channel 36a of the front outer plate assembly 30; the left side channel 62a of the upper outer plate assembly 60; and the left upper channel 26a and the left outlet 27a of the rear outer plate assembly 20. It is apparent from the above description that the first path defines a "second" continuous connecting passage having a serpentine shape for connecting the left inlet 28a in fluid communication with the left outlet 27b.

The second path is serially defined by the right inlet 28b and the left lower channel 22b of the rear outer plate 20; the left side channel 72b of the lower outer plate 70; the left lower cavity lower channel 33b, the left lower cavity 38b, and the left lower cavity upper channel 34b of the front outer plate assembly 30; the left side channel 82b of the lower inner plate assembly 80; the left lower medial channel 23b, the left medial cavity 24b, the left upper medial channel 25b of the rear outer plate assembly 20; the left side channel 92b of the upper inner plate assembly 90; the left upper cavity lower channel 35b, the left upper cavity 32b, and the left upper cavity upper channel 36b of the front outer plate assembly 30; the left side channel 62b of the upper outer plate assembly 60; and the left upper channel 26b and the right outlet 27b of the rear outer plate assembly 20. It is apparent from the above description that the second path defines a "third" continuous connecting passage having a serpentine shape for connecting the right inlet 28b in fluid communication with the right outlet 27b.

The inlet valves 8a and 8b are regulated, for example, by two independent thermostats (not shown) which are submerged in the coolant paths on the lower outer plate assembly 70. The foregoing construction facilitates maintaining, under all load conditions, a constant temperature across the first and second coolant paths and the upper, medial and lower passageways, thus preventing a drop in temperature which will cause the vapor fuel to undergo condensation and greatly decrease the fuel efficiency and increase exhaust pollutants. Coolant exiting from the outlets 27a and 27b is then returned to the engine coolant source 6. It is understood by those skilled in the art that the engine coolant may be substituted with hot engine exhaust gases if desired. It is apparent from the above description that the first and second coolant paths within the heat exchange housing 12 are capable of being independently regulated, and facilitate a dual cross-counterflow arrangement for optimal heat exchange with respect to the fuel/air mixture traveling through the vaporizing unit 11 as described below.

Referring again to FIG. 3a, hydrocarbon fuel from a fuel source 13 is supplied to a high pressure fuel pump 3. The high pressure fuel pump 3 pressurizes the fuel to a desired pressure depending upon various factors including the number of chambers of the internal combustion engine 9 and delivers the high pressure fuel to the inlet end 103 of the upper blind bore 101 of the fuel bar assembly 100 shown in FIGS. 18-19. For example, the minimum required fuel pressure for a four cylinder engine is 100 psi, for a six cylinder engine it is 125 psi, for an eight cylinder engine it is 150 psi, for a ten cylinder engine it is 200 psi, and for a small aircraft engine it is between 200 to 300 psi. The pump pressure set point is optimally chosen so that the vaporizing unit 11 will only supply enough vaporized fuel/air mixture to the engine 9 sufficient for, for example, fifteen seconds use under full engine load.

Upon entering the fuel bar assembly 100, the fuel travels through the upper ports 104a-104c, through-bores 107a-107c of the rod 106 and through the lower ports 105a-105c and is discharged through the nozzles 110a-110c. In one example of the present embodiment, the pressure of the fuel exiting the fuel bar assembly 100 is chosen to be approximately 1/3 the discharge pressure of the pump 3.

It will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that the rod 106 of the fuel bar assembly 100 acts as a rotatable throttle to control the amount of fuel flowing through the fuel bar assembly 100. The rotation of the rod 106 is controlled by the progressive linkage 114. The progressive linkage 114 also controls the position of the air damper assemblies 52, 74, 84, and 94 to regulate the amount of air drawn through the heat exchange housing 10 as described below. However, it is understood by those skilled in the art that other control mechanisms are suitable for controlling the fuel bar assembly and the damper assemblies. For example, the fuel bar assembly and damper assemblies could be controlled by an electronically controlled servo motor (not shown).

Air is drawn through the air filter 53 and heated by the heating coil 54 and the heated air flows through the damper assembly 52 of the left side outer plate assembly 50. The flow of air then enters the left side of the upper passageway 120. The incoming air mixes with the pressurized fuel exiting the fuel bar assembly 100 and travels along the length of the upper passageway 120. The fuel/air mixture then passes through the damper assembly 94 and enters the medial passageway 121. The fuel/air mixture travels along the length of the medial passageway 121, passing through the damper assembly 84, and enters the lower passageway 122. Next, the fuel/air mixture travels along the length of the lower passageway 122 and exits the heat exchange housing 12 through the damper assembly 74. The fuel/air mixture is sufficiently heated by heat transfer occurring between the high temperature engine coolant flowing through the first and second paths and the fuel/air mixture flowing through the passageways 120, 121 and 122. Preferably the fuel/air mixture will be almost completely (i.e., approximately 98% or more) vaporized and ready to be fed via the lower part of the carburetor 10a to the cylinders of the internal combustion engine 9.

Acceleration of the engine 9 is achieved by manipulation of the progressive linkage 114 (FIG. 1) which rotates the rod 106 of the fuel bar assembly 100 allowing an increased flow of fuel into the ports 105a-105c and out through nozzles 110a-110c, while simultaneously rotating the air damper assemblies 52, 74, and 94 which allow increased air and fuel/air mixture to pass through the vaporizing unit 11.

It will be appreciated that the damper assemblies not only provide for rapid acceleration and deceleration of the fuel/air mixture, but also function as independent flow rate regulators to maintain a constant ideal vaporization environment within the heat exchange housing 12. Furthermore, although the damper assemblies in the present embodiment are controlled mechanically by a progressive linkage 114, it is understood by those skilled in the art that the damper assemblies may be controlled instead with electronic servo motors.

Start-up of the engine 9 is accomplished by turning an ignition switch 4a to the ON position. A relay 4b is energized and activates a low pressure fuel pump 2. The fuel pump 2 pumps fuel to the lower part of the carburetor 10a since the engine must start on liquid fuel and the vaporizing unit 11 will not function effectively until it has reached a proper operating temperature. Accordingly, the relay 4b simultaneously activates the air heating coil 54 and the coolant heating coil 5 to rapidly achieve a minimum operating temperature (i.e., approximately 150 DEG F.) of the vaporizing unit 11. As the engine 9 achieves its normal operating temperature and thusly raises the temperature of the engine coolant to approximately 190 DEG F., dependence on the air heating coil 54 and the coolant heating coil 5 is reduced. When the minimum operating temperature of the vaporizing unit 11 is sensed by a temperature sensing array 4d, the relay 4b deactivates the low pressure fuel pump 2 and activates the high pressure fuel pump 3 which begins pumping fuel to the fuel bar assembly 100. The vaporizing unit 11 maintains its optimal operating temperature of approximately 190 DEG F. via the temperature sensing array 4d which controls the temperature of the air heating coil 54 and the coolant heating coil 5.

Stopping of the engine 9 is accomplished by turning the ignition switch 4a to the OFF position, which activates a timer 4c, deactivates the high pressure fuel pump 3, and activates the low pressure fuel pump 2. The timer 4c keeps the engine 9 running for a sufficient time, approximately 15 seconds, to allow all of the vaporized fuel in the vaporizing unit 11 to be consumed by the engine 9 and for the bottom part of the carburetor 10a to fill with liquid fuel. This delayed shut-off process serves to eliminate accidental detonation of the vaporized fuel in the vaporizing unit 11 after engine shut-off and prepares the engine 9 for a subsequent start-up.

From the foregoing description, it can be seen that the present invention comprises an improved fluid vaporization system. It will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that obvious changes could be made to the embodiment described in the foregoing description without departing from the broad inventive concept thereof. For example, although the foregoing embodiment of the fluid vaporization system has been described with a specific application to an internal combustion engine, it will be appreciated that the fluid vaporization system is also well adapted for other applications, such as, for example, heating oil fuel processors, air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems and ice storage tanks. It is understood, therefore, that this invention is not limited to the particular embodiment disclosed, but is intended to cover all modifications thereof which are within the scope and spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
Pure Energy Systems News
June 28, 2011

Caggiano's Fuel Vaporizor System (FIVS)

Allen Caggiano is open sourcing his fuel vaporizor technology that holds the potential to boost gas mileage several-fold while also improving performance and reducing emissions. The system involves pre-heating the fuel to over 900 degrees F to remove the additives that prevent vast mileage gains then subjecting the fuel to magnets and electromagnetic fields, resulting in a crystal clear fluid.

There are many proposed ways to increase gas mileage in vehicles. Allen Caggiano has developed an interesting technology called the FIVS or "Fuel Implosion Vaporization System" that manipulates ordinary gasoline, and changes it into another form. This new form of gasoline is claimed to be crystal clear, to smell "like strawberries", and to produce huge improvements in gas mileage. He claims that a 1972 Pontiac that normally obtained 16 miles per gallon, obtained 75 MPG with a FIVS unit attached.

If one does some digging on the internet, they can find a long and mysterious story that details the origins of this technology. It is full of conspiracy and suppression. Anyone who wants to learn about the background of this technology can read an article about it, here.

The device is somewhat expensive to build (around $1,200 to $1,500 dollars), and seems somewhat complex. However, if it produces the gas mileage increases that are claimed, it could very well be worth the cost. A set of documents sent to us by Allen can be found linked at the end of this story. It details the components needed, gives the address of a yahoo group where more information can be found, and gives some history about the device.

Here are a few bits of information, from documentation that Allen has provided.

- The unit is mostly composed of T 70/76 Aircraft Aluminum.

- A "racing" fuel pump sends fuel to the FIVS cylinder.

- The inside of the cylinder is platinum plated. This produces a voltage that is important.

- The fuel is heated to very high temperatures under high pressure by a heating element.

- The heated fuel is then exposed to magnetic fields produced by cobalt magnets and electromagnets. This changes the molecular structure of the fuel.

- The fuel is then cooled by a condenser coil.

- A regulator reduces the pressure of the fuel.

- The fuel is then sent to the second fuel pump, and is used to power the engine.

- The timing of the engine has to be moved from dead center to plus ten degrees.

- A new air fuel sensor is installed to bypass the engine's computers.

Allen claims that having this unit installed will result in a large improvement in gas mileage, almost zero emissions, better performance, and a cooler running engine. To learn more, you can check out the documents linked below, or visit Allen's Yahoo group

He has stated he will be present each Saturday from 2 to 4PM EST.

If this technology works as claimed, it could be a significant breakthrough. We should thank Allen for open sourcing the technology.
Overview by Allen Caggiano

I Allen Hereby give full permission to build, manufacture use for personal or commercial use the new Fivs Gen V that was prototyped in Holland.

I spent a life time of committed work and mega dollars to bring the fivs Gen V where it is today, I give to the world Free of charge my life work on the Fivs Gen V to include complete photos3d Cad Drawings and complete blue prints of the Fivs Gen V . 100% Free along with personal step-by-step instructions in a Yahoo chat room where I will once a week personal be there live to answer all questions about the construction and operation of the Fivs, Gen V.

I am not opposed to any donations, in fact I would be grateful.

Why am I giving the Fivs Gen V away Free? Well, a lot of you know what happened to the yellow 1973 Pontiac, all the oppression inflected on me, and all the lies, and disinformation posted on the net about me saying I was a fraud, that I scammed mega millions from people around the globe which is all B.S. If it was true I would be in prison NOW. It was only to keep the Fivs gen 1V and V off the market.

The Fivs is a disrupted technology for the US Government. It has the potential to reduce the gas consumption by 76% in a five 5year time frame. They will lose mega $$$$$.

If you don’t know the History of the Fivs then go to the net and type in the word the FIVS, and Fivs Renovation Press.

The most recent events concerning the FIVS Gen V:

MY self and KZ of Holland Built the FIVS Gen 5 in Holland. KZ is a citizen of Holland and Lebanon. KZ shipped a complete Fivs Gen V to Holland which 100% legal in Holland.

But the United States, in the alleged interest of national Security, seized the FIVS Gen V and KZ Bank account,

They charged KZ with shipping a weapon of mass destruction to a terrorist country.

The Us Home land security's reason for Jurisdiction was that the cobalt magnets in the Fivs are used in the trigger housing of a Nuke BOMB. I SAY It's Just MORE B.S.

I urge all who build a fivs not to cheep out and cut corners on cheep materials.

The cost to build a single Fivs Gen V is between 1,200.00 to 1,500.00 USD mainly depending on the cost of platinum.

1: the major material used to build a FGIVS Gen V is T 70/76 Aircraft Aluminum.

A lower grade of [aluminum] will cause a buildup of a sticky substance from the additives put in the gasoline by the Oil Companies to make inventions like FIVS to Fail. We have overcome that problem as you will soon see.

You will need a special heating unit that will heat up the gasoline to over 795 degrees.

Those who are members of the will be provided with the contact person an specs of the heating element.

2: You are thinking heating gasoline to 795 degrees is crazy because it will explode . Right/// NO ITS Wrong.

The Fivs Cylindar is over 1 inch thick made of is T 70/76 Aircraft Aluminum.

Gas is heated to 795 degrees, in a vacuum and under 250 to min 240 llbs pressure. Which keeps the gasoline in a liquid form. ONLY VAPORS CAN EXPLODE NOT Liquid Gasoline.

You don’t believe me?? Then convince your self with a safe test, take ½ cup of gasoline and put it in the freezer for 1.1/2 hr. , take it quickly out side and sink a lit wooden match deep in the middle of the liquid gasoline . The liquid gasoline will put out the flame in the wooden match.

3. The reason that I heat gasoline to 975 degrees is that all known additives that the oil companies put in the gasoline to date will vaporize at 750 degrees or less.

4: we have a digital device that will override all the computer settings like CO sensor, map sensor air flow sensor. Air fuel sensor. It cost about $100.00. Members of will given the contact information for this divice.

The reason you need this device is that cars and trucks manufactured from 2000 to 2011 have computers that over ride any device that increases mileage by 10% or more,

5. 4 cobalt magnets are used all facing south to each other. Each magnet is capable of picking up 150 LBS.

These magnets, along with the magnet carriage, are nickel plated.

The inside of the Fivs cylinder is platinum plated. This is most important, because it generates up to 36 DC volts together with all the other activity in the Fivs as follows

6. Gasoline is plumbed up to the fivs cylinder under 250 lbs pressure, from a racing fuel pump controlled with a pressure switch that when the pressure drops to 240 pressure it restores pressure to 240 psi.

7. Next, 795 degree liquid gasoline now goes through a massive pm magnet and electro magnetic field that completely changes the molecules of the high and low end carbon chain, still under 250 lbs psi. Now the 795 degree liquid gasoline is pumped through a transmission or condenser coil to cool the liquid gas too about 115 degrees. And a regulator to reduce pressure that is compatible with the vehicle fuel pump of the vehicle that the FIVS Gen V is installed.

8. The finished product that comes from the outlet of the FIVS GEN V is a crystal clear, like water, and smells like strawberries. We sent samples to 3 different labs and they don’t know what this fuel mixture [is].

I don’t know what this new fuel is but we do know what it does. 99.6% of this fuel ignites in the combustion chamber. 0.4% ignites as second ignition in the valve chain, and 0% in the catalytic converter.

9. Horse power increases 38% +, timing has to be set from 0 dead center to plus 10 degrees. It depends on the vehicle they are all different.

10. The exhaust, when measured in parts per mil, shows 0

pollutants found. You have to measure in parts per billions to find a trace of pollutants.

The engine runs much cooler. You can take the vehicle on a trip, and as you come off the highway you can put your hand on the catalytic converter. And not burn your hand.

The exhaust is cool like when you start your car on a cold winter day, and the exhaust smells lake fresh cut strawberries. This will increase engine life beyond your wildest dreams, the car will fall apart and the engine lives on.

Want to know more ??? then I will see you live at on Saturday July 2,2011 from 2pm to 4pm est.

Sincerely Allen Caggiano

Calling All Ants - The Story of Allen Caggiano and the FIVS

Greater fuel economy for the internal combustion engine has always been possible and as early as the 1910's independent inventors have produced fuel saving devices that allow gasoline to burn more efficiently, which also means less pollution coming out of the tail pipe. If you're a John D. Rockefeller, you don't want fuel efficient vehicles because automobiles are the primary consumer of your Standard Oil. You want to sell more oil, not less, and you would be inclined to prevent any innovations in carburetors that could dampen the demand. You would be willing to buy the patent of any successful inventor just so you could put it on the shelf, out of sight, out of mind. If the inventor is stubborn and won't give you the rights, there are other ways to persuade him to your way of thinking. The story of the suppression of innovative fuel saving technologies is the story of the failure of free market capitalism. It's not a new story and it's been told many times, but the increasingly powerful corporate masters of the US economy have been able to prevent it from being heard.

Allen Caggiano's experience should be a wake up call, though I know most Americans are asleep at the wheel and won't hear a thing. Too bad.

Those who best remember the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 were driving and buying gasoline at that time and are today at least 47 years old. Younger people have no first hand experience of what an energy crisis can mean and have little idea of how vulnerable we really are in our dependence on foreign oil. 1973 was the year Allen Caggiano decided he was going to do something to help his country become energy secure. Unlike many of his Babyboomer contemporaries, he was patriotic. The “oil shock” set him thinking about the problem of fuel efficiency. He ran his own business, Debal Heating & Air Conditioning, and had to have fuel for his six trucks to keep his twelve men working. His men weren’t working. They were waiting in lines at gas stations to get five gallons each. It made no sense to him that a country that could send men to the Moon couldn’t produce a vehicle that would get high enough mileage so that we would be more energy independent. Vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine consume the greater part of the oil we use; therefore, increased miles per gallon for each vehicle would mean a huge reduction in oil consumption and less vulnerability to the whims of foreign suppliers.

When he first began to think about the problem of fuel efficiency, he saw it as a technical issue. He was an ambitious and creative young man with a young man’s conviction that he could build the better mousetrap no matter how many others had tried and failed in the past. It was years later that he learned through bitter personal experience that fuel efficiency is not so much a technical problem as it is a political one.

Al had his Eureka! moment one evening in his shop as he was cleaning out an evaporation coil he designed for a custom air conditioning unit he had contracted to build. He didn’t have the special solvent he needed, so he decided to use gasoline as a substitute. He poured one gallon into the coil and was astonished to see that only about a cup full of liquid came out the other end. The rest was turned into a large quantity of gasoline vapor. He saw immediately that this vaporization process could be adapted for use in an automobile and he began to play around with designs for a miniaturized coil that could do it. Carburetors and fuel injectors deliver a spray or fine mist of fuel and much of it remains unburned in the cylinders and leaves the engine as pollution. A vapor is composed of much finer particles and will burn more completely with less unburned fuel going out the tail pipe.

Before he developed his first automotive fuel vaporization device, however, he tried out the idea on a fuel oil heating system in an apartment building he had bought. He was paying $500 per week to heat the 21 units of his building during heating season and he wanted to cut his heating costs. He rigged up a vaporization system for the furnace that worked very well at first and reduced his bill to $100 per week. Unfortunately, it failed disastrously and there was a fire. Al was burned over 70% of his body in this incident and one of the apartments he used to locate the fuel device was damaged.

He knew he was taking risks at the time and he knew his experiment was technically illegal, but this incident only serves to highlight the dilemma innovators and inventors face in our heavily regulated environment. Who could afford to build and test a device and then secure approval from the Underwriter’s Laboratory? Only deep pocket corporations can innovate and follow all the rules, and they do very little R&D without tax incentives or other financial support to protect the bottom line. To be good, sometimes you have to be bad. Al paid a heavy price. Over two months in hospital intensive care was the least of it.

The state eventually prosecuted him for the fire he had caused in his own building and sentenced him to a year in jail with two years of work release. The conviction was a misdemeanor, not a felony, and he retained his professional licenses. While waiting for that trial, Al recovered sufficiently from his burns to get to work on the automotive vaporization system. By the time he was to begin his sentence in Walpole Prison he had put together his first prototype and installed it on a 1973 Dodge Coronet station wagon. This gave spectacular results and produced 111 miles per gallon of gas. But it failed after a short time and he was off to Walpole in 1978 where he would have plenty of time to think things over. The Arab Oil Embargo was a bad memory, but Al was fully committed to developing a device that would be reliable and safe. Committed is not a strong enough word. He became obsessed

When he got out of Walpole on work-release in 1979, he installed the second generation device on the 318 cubic inch Dodge V-8 engine and called it the “FIVS Gen II”. FIVS ( rhymes with “gives”) stood for “fuel implosion vaporization system”, second generation. This second prototype proved very reliable and produced results as remarkable as the first, getting as much as 113 miles to a gallon of gas. He was so confident that he placed ads in newspapers to tell the world. He was commuting to work each day from the forestry camp where he was assigned to live for the duration of his work- release. He was not yet a free man, but his spirits were soaring with visions of the success of his FIVS.

A newspaper reporter began to secretly follow Al on his daily commutes to and from his work at Weatherall Energy Research and Development, the successor to Debal Heating & Air Conditioning. It was being temporarily operated by his wife, Deb, and a friend. The mom & pop Deb & Al heating and cooling business had developed a larger vision. The reporter wanted to verify the claims Al was making about mileage and when he did not see him stop for gas for an entire month, he showed up at the work release facility asking to interview Allen Caggiano. The warden was outraged. Al was again breaking the rules by engaging in business of his own, which was not permitted according to the terms of his work release. The warden was shy of publicity of any kind and told Al that if he did not lie to the reporter and confess that he was siphoning gas from other vehicles in the parking lot at night, Al would spend the rest of his term behind bars in Walpole. Al lied.

The moment he was his own man again in 1981, he began promoting the FIVS with renewed enthusiasm. He was still breaking the rules but didn’t let that bother him. He was beginning to feel like it was illegal to be Allen Caggiano. The installation of the FIVS Gen II required modifications to the carburetor and the removal of the catalytic converter. This was prohibited by EPA regulations. It was therefore a violation of Federal Law. Al ignored the regulations because he knew tail pipe emissions from his FIVS vehicle were much lower than the law required. He was upholding the spirit of the law, and he was willing to argue his case in court if it came to that. He wanted a confrontation, he wanted a chance to tell the world that his FIVS made pollution control devices obsolete. He painted the station wagon bright yellow and in bold black letters along the sides he wrote: THIS CAR GETS OVER 100 MILES PER GALLON AND DOESN’T POLLUTE THE AIR.

He finally had his better mousetrap. He had resolved the technical issues. He knew his FIVS would make the US energy independent and reduce harmful emissions dramatically. He was giddy with excitement. The world would beat a path to his door. He’d grown up believing that’s how the free market system worked. He’d done very well for himself for a kid with just a high school education, so he had no reason to believe otherwise. He had the potential to be as rich as Bill Gates. It was hard to believe, but when he did the math, that’s how it looked. Who could not afford to spend $2,000 for a device that would save them that much in fuel costs within a year? This was the point when his political education began in a dramatic way.

On the third day of his new campaign, Al got into the station wagon one morning and noticed a car pulling up behind him. He got out to greet two men in suits flashing FBI credentials. While he spoke to one, the other slipped away, climbed in to his station wagon, and drove it off. Astonished, he turned to watch his vehicle going down the street. Then he heard the Fed car pulling out behind him. Al just stood there watching the two vehicles disappear around the corner. An old friend, his attorney, later called the FBI office. The FBI denied any knowledge of the incident. Angry and frustrated, but undaunted, Al said good-bye to the Dodge Coronet, and found another similar Dodge station wagon and set to work installing another FIVS. He painted this one yellow, too, with bold black lettering.

Not long after the first car was stolen, he received an interesting offer from a California based corporation. This corporation wanted to purchase exclusive rights to his FIVS Gen II. Al asked his attorney to check it out. The corporation turned out to be a subsidiary of several other corporations, all of which were finally owned by an oil company. This arrangement is typical of the way contemporary monopolies are structured. Al had been doing some reading about other inventors in the past and other fuel saving devices that had never seen the light of day and he was determined that he would never allow the Big Boys to get control of his device.

After he refused the offer, two different FBI agents came calling. He was careful not to leave keys in his unattended vehicle this time. They informed him that he was violating federal laws and should cease and desist. Defiant and excited that he might soon make his case in court, he told his wife, Deb, not to worry. She was more than wife and mother, she was a partner. She had held him and his business together in the rough times, but she was losing her nerve. A couple of weeks after the second FBI visit, unmarked brown paper envelopes began arriving, containing 8 x 10 photographs of the children and Deb. A child on the playground at school. A child getting off the school bus. Deb in the supermarket, and so on. She was terrified and ultimately gave Al a choice between her and his FIVS. It was the most painful moment in his life. He refused to back down. To him it had become a “High Noon” type of situation. The marriage broke up.

Something in Denmark was really rotten. He couldn’t ignore the smell now. He was devastated, but also angrier and more defiant than ever. The FBI was behaving like the Mafia. He wrote on the side of his Dodge: “THE BIG BOYS ARE TRYING TO MAKE ME AND THIS CAR DISAPPEAR! HELP ME!” If you’re a poor Italian kid from a big family and your father was a barber, you know some of the things your father heard in his barbershop and you don’t believe the world is all sweetness and light. You know the police aren’t working for you, but you hope they leave you some room to wiggle in. You hope your wife loves you like you love her, and if she doesn’t, you hope your friends stand by you. That’s why when one his oldest friends, and his attorney, who was like a brother, refused to have anything else to do with him, he began to have a really bad feeling. “Wake up!” his attorney said, and then abruptly hung up the phone.

The Feds weren’t going to give him his day in court to defend his FIVS. They had stolen his first prototype vehicle and they knew it worked as claimed. He had refused to relinquish his control, so they were going to send him back to prison, but not for violating federal emissions regulations. On the face of it, the Environmental Protection Agency appears to be imposing regulations on the auto makers and the oil companies in the public interest of protecting the quality of the air we breath, and the quality of the air we breath is improved over what it used to be. But in fact these special interests often write the legislation themselves. The regulations then create a profitable new area of business which allows the special interests to increase their control over the market. The public interest is best served by creative innovation in a free market. Al was learning Politics 101 the hard way. In the business of autos and oil, there is no free market. In a monopoly controlled market, there are anti-competitive regulations, dirty tricks, and active suppression. The Big Boys protected their turf and took control of or destroyed any potential competition in the hallowed tradition of John D. Rockefeller Sr and the robber barons of the past. That wasn’t hard to understand. But he was unprepared for the sophisticated tactics of today’s faceless robber barons.

The Chief of Police for Brockton, MA, Richard Sproules, was a corrupted cop. Using cocaine stolen from police evidence, Chief Sproules planted it in Al’s home during a drug raid that ultimately put Al in prison again in 1986 for 15 years on a cocaine trafficking conviction, in spite of the fact that Al didn’t use drugs, nor associate with those who did. He fought back. In prison, he fashioned a key in the prison shop and simply let himself out. He contacted a friend on the police force and then turned himself in on the same day. This police officer friend was able to uncover evidence of the chief’s corruption. Two days later, Chief Sproules was arrested for stealing cocaine from the evidence locker, most of which he had taken home to feed his addicted wife. He went to prison himself, which led to the reversal of over 300 drug convictions that had been decided during his tenure. The Massachusetts Supreme Court of Appeals overturned Al’s conviction. For a moment, he thought he’d beaten the Big Boys was a free man again.

But then the federal prosecutor stepped in and indicted him on new charges relating to the seizure of two shot guns during the phoney drug bust. A spurious interpretation of the US Code was applied. Al was sentenced to a total of 30 years in Allenwood federal prison, without parole. He got ten years for two counts of perjury having to do with false declarations he had made when filling out two forms for the purchase of his two shotguns. He had checked the “no” box when asked if he had ever been convicted of a felony. He was then given five years for possession of fire arms by a felon. And finally he received another fifteen years for being an “armed courier criminal” because he had three prior felony convictions and was in possession of a firearm! Under the laws of the State of Massachusetts he was not considered a felon.

Al’s time in Allenwood was not wasted in self-pity or bitterness towards the Big Boys or the corrupted system that put him there. Life handed him lemons and he went on making lemonade. When he was seriously burned in his apartment building years before, he had spent sixty nine days in intensive care, kissing death so many times that he lost his fear of it. He came out of the hospital free of a burden of fear most don’t even know they carry around with them. Death is probably the greatest fear of the average man, and the second greatest may be the fear of Government, or the power that government can exercise: imprisonment, torture, execution. The two inevitabilities haunt us all: the proverbial death & taxes! But Al looked the deadly duo in the eye and didn’t blink. Freedom means freedom from fear. Imprisonment cannot destroy a man who has put aside his own private burden of fear and knows the fault is in the corrupted system and not in himself.

He was popular in Allenwood right away because of his role in exposing the dirty cop that overturned so many drug convictions. He developed a good relationship with the warden of facilities. As a licensed HVAC contractor, Al was able to fix the prison heating and cooling system that had never worked properly, saving the government a large amount of money. Honeywell Corporation trained him in the use of computers so that he could operate and maintain the system. The prison had an excellent machine shop which allowed him to continue working with his FIVS devices. He designed small FIVS for the prison lawn mowers and produced numerous FIVS GEN II’s with the collaboration of the warden of facilities that were secretly distributed outside.

The US has a prison population of more than 2.1 million inmates and the highest rate of incarceration of any country in the world. Within this huge population are many talented, intelligent individuals. Al made many useful contacts, one of whom helped him secure US Patent #5,782,225, awarded July 21, 1998, for the FIVS Gen II, among other things. He continued to develop and refine his computer skills. He also designed a new FIVS, the Gen III, which did not violate any federal regulations, and he put together a plan to manufacture and distribute the Gen III . A rich man can say: I been broke but I ain’t never been poor! In the same vein, Allen Caggiano could say: I been in prison, but I ain’t never been a convict! He never stopped believing in his own freedom.

And then one day he was out, free for real in 1997. Sentenced to 30 years without parole, he was suddenly released after ten years with five years parole. The federal appeals court had finally ruled that his possession of two shotguns was legal and that it had no jurisdiction over the matter in the first place. Several years later, because he was curious, he asked a police officer friend to do a background check on him. No record of his conviction and incarceration in Allenwood was found. The stain of systemic corruption had been discretely removed.

He didn’t look back and went to work to develop a prototype Gen III device, applied for his new patent, and implement the strategy he had dreamed up in prison. He was no longer politically naive, no longer the patriotic American he’d once been. He did not believe it would be possible to build the Gen III in the home of the brave and the land of the free, so he made arrangements to manufacture parts in the Ukraine, a former satellite of the defunct Soviet Union. He would then assemble the devices in Mexico. He had developed a global perspective in Allenwood. His network of supporters and investors was now called: “FIVS Gen III International” and he set up a website:

He needed to test the new Gen III device. He needed people from different countries in different climates with different types of vehicles interested in taking part in a beta testing program and asked them to sign a licensing agreement. The Ukrainian shop was willing to take the job at cost on the expectation of future profits. The Big Boys didn’t have clout in the Ukraine, and even if they did, they’d have to find the shop first! His website was eventually generating 70,000 hits a month from all over the world. His beta testers would be from different countries, with just a few devices in the US and Canada, thus making it very difficult for the Feds to interfere. He also offered the complete blue prints for manufacturing the earlier FIVS Gen II as a free download from his site so that anyone who wanted to could build their own. He thought this might distract the Feds and tie up their manpower as he implemented the Gen III strategy.

By 2002, the delivery date for the first beta testing group was set. The parts were shipped from the Ukraine to Mexico where they were assembled. It was necessary for Al to travel South of the border to oversee the operation. He made the punishing drive from Massachusetts to Mexico several times in his FIVS equipped Pontiac Catalina and it functioned flawlessly, delivering more than 70 MPG from its 400 cubic inch engine. His friends warned him not to drive alone, but he made the last trip by himself and on the return leg of the journey, he noticed an 18 wheel truck following him. The intentions of this truck were soon obvious when it overtook him and forced him off the road. Al anticipated the maneuver, however, and was able keep control of the Pontiac. He breathed a sigh of relief and continued on, believing he’d outwitted them once again. He made it all the way to Massachusetts and was nearly home again before the truck found him a second time and caught him unawares. The Pontiac rolled over several times, but landed upright. The driver’s side door was crushed and the roof caved in, but the car still ran and Al was able to drive it home without further incident in spite of his injuries. He had to be cut out of the car with a torch. He had several broken ribs and a punctured lung and was immediately rushed to the hospital.

The Gen III’s for the first group of licensees were shipped from Mexico on time, however, by means of several different shippers. Some devices for US licensees were shipped via United Parcel Service. A total of 137 units were shipped around the world. Only those that went UPS in the continental US and Canada, a total of 44 units, did not arrive at their destinations. Every shipped item has a tracking number, of course, and when Al inquired about the missing 44 units and provided the tracking numbers he’d been given, he was informed the numbers he had did not exist. The attempt to turn him into road kill was not completely unexpected, but Al was shaken just the same. He maintained his bravado, however, while friends and sympathizers reacted more predictably. When the intent of the suppression escalated from malicious to deadly, most began to slip quietly away and it was High Noon again. Another complicating and aggravating factor was the appearance of a discussion group at the Yahoo website called “Get 113to138mpgNOT”. This Yahoo Group was established by an individual calling himself “David Rodale”. He was not a Gen III licensee. He ( or she ) was a freelance public servant dedicated to helping those who had been ripped off by the promoter of impossibilities, the unscrupulous scoundrel, Allen Caggiano. He provided advice and counsel to those disappointed licensees who had not received their Gen III devices. He assured them that they could find justice in the courts. Al spent much time and energy fighting back against this defamation.

Al was fully recovered from his “accident” by this time and had repaired the Pontiac. He was feeling every day of his 59 years, but he soldiered on with a grim determination towards whatever final confrontation awaited him. When a careful, bloodless voice on the phone proposed a compromise one day, he felt ready to bargain. His website was experiencing growing traffic, as many as 70,000 hits in a month. The voice told him that if he would just remove the Gen III from his site he would be left alone. It felt like a small victory, but he didn’t relish the idea of backing down. If Gary Cooper had received such an offer in High Noon, he would have taken it.

He knew a bargain with the devil could never work in his favor, but he had to catch his breath, so he played along and removed the Gen III from his site. It was a strategic retreat. If they would leave him alone, the beta testing of units already out there could go forward. The program was smaller than he had originally intended, but it was a start and if he could relax and gather his data, then he might ultimately win the game. However, a careful examination of the FIVS in his Pontiac one afternoon made his heart jump into his throat. He found a tiny hairline crack in the aluminum/titanium alloy cannister. This Gen III unit had many thousands of miles on it. It presaged a potential disaster and he immediately notified all the licensees of the problem and recalled the units. He worked feverishly and discovered that he didn’t have to redesign the cannister. A simple alteration appeared to be the solution.

Though physically robust, Al had been born an epileptic and had used medications his entire life to keep the condition under control. Drugs may benefit certain ailments for which they are designed, but they can often provoke serious side effects. Al suffered this collateral damage and had developed diabetes owing to the effect of a drug on his pancreas, which he treated with oral doses of insulin. An aneurism located in the stomach region had also been identified ten years earlier. It was time for his annual visit to the hospital, a routine check up to monitor this potential problem.

This check up was anything but routine. It was decided that the aneurism required immediate surgical treatment. After the fact, this prognosis was shown to be false. The aneurism had not posed a danger. A malpractice suit will ultimately decide whether the doctor and hospital were liable for what happened. In any case, while the surgery was underway, Al suffered a mild stroke. His heart stopped and he was technically dead on the operating table for a few minutes. In addition, the surgeon accidentally damaged nerves in his spinal column. Al awoke in a hospital room the next day, feeling more dead than alive and without the ability to move the legs that had worked just fine the day before.

Without bad luck, he would have had no luck at all. It was sometimes difficult for him in black moods to see any advantage in being the Allen Caggiano who could take bold and reckless strides in life, but as he lay recuperating day after day he could see no advantage at all in being an Allen Caggiano in a wheel chair. The loving support of family and friends couldn’t relieve the crushing feelings of futility and helplessness. He kept the television playing in an effort to distract him from his own bloody thoughts, and on the local noon news on a sunny day in the spring of 2003 he watched a dramatic live report of a SWAT team in action. They were closing in around a familiar looking building. He thought to himself: “Hey! That’s looks like my condo! Hey! That is my condo!” He watched the police seizing his yellow Pontiac in the parking lot as the Channel 7 reporter explained that Chelmsford, Massachusetts, resident, Allen Caggiano, had defrauded investors in a fuel saver scam and then fled the country. He didn’t see how that could be true since he was in the IC ward of the local hospital, not 20 miles away, but for one fleeting moment, he did believe it. That’s the Allen Caggiano he wanted to be, strolling on a beach in the Caribbean. Such is the power of television. Then he shouted in outrage and he knew why he was back from the dead. He had unfinished business.

Meanwhile “David Rodale” at Yahoo Group “Get 113to138mpgNOT” had found 20 disappointed Gen III licensees and was patiently building consensus for legal action at the state level in Massachusetts. It wasn’t easy to turn disappointment into outrage and a desire for revenge. In spite of the resources available to the Big Boys, they hadn’t been able to otherwise identify most of the testing program licensees. Al returned home to his condo to find his Pontiac with the repaired Gen III’s in the trunk gone from its parking space. It hadn’t been a bad dream, it was real! His premises had been ransacked, his computer hard drives removed. With his mind foggy from pain killers, Al tried to concentrate on getting used to a wheel chair. Nurses from the Visiting Nurses Association were with him around the clock. Gradually he stopped using the pain killers. He began to notice sensation returning to his legs.

Even as he felt himself improving, his diabetic condition inexplicably worsened. Twice he was rushed to the hospital in a comatose state. The third time this happened, a nurse checked his pill caddy and discovered insulin pills that should not have been there. He was now taking insulin through injection, but the old insulin pills were still in the medicine cabinet and had been put in his pill caddy with his other medications. The nurse, Michele, who had done this, not once, but three times, did not again appear for her shift. Al tried to reach her to ask for an apology for her mistakes, but she had vanished. The Visiting Nurses Association denied having any record of her employment.

“David Rodale” was having success convincing the disappointed licensees to file suit, and with the newly acquired information about the FIVS Gen III International operations taken during the SWAT assault, a postal inspector launched a preliminary inquiry into the feasibility of action at the federal level for mail fraud. Rodale was confidant that the threat to society posed by Allen Caggiano was now neutralized. He announced to the Yahoo Group members that he’d done his best and there was nothing more to do. He would leave the Yahoo Group in place for a while, but he planned to take it down in a couple of months. He was sorry that so many people had been taken in, and he hoped they’d be less gullible in the future. He was glad he could help.

This writer telephoned Al one Monday evening in the spring of 2004 following his first court appearance the previous Friday. The phone rang ten times before he finally picked up. If the phone was not within arm’s reach, it took him a while to get to it because he wasn’t walking too well. “Like Frankenstein”, he said. But he was out of his wheel chair and walking for short distances. He was on his way back.

“You’re back!” I said.

“Yeah, I’m discontinued until March 15,” Al said. He was alert and he sounded relieved.

“So, they didn’t have a trial?”

“No, we’re all ready for trial, right? But the district attorney wasn’t.”

I realized that Caggiano sounds a lot like Marlon Brando in “A Street Car Named Desire”. He sometimes can’t find the word he wants. The story was that the DA didn’t have his case together. He was embarrassed and asked the judge for a 90 day continuance. Al’s attorney wouldn’t go for that and they finally compromised on 40 days. The DA was having trouble getting the plaintiffs to the courtroom. If they aren’t there, he has no case because the defendant has the right to face his accusers. Al was being charged with larceny. Al explained that the Feds were very interested in this case. If the DA could get a guilty verdict in the state court, they would be more confidant about pursuing an indictment for mail fraud in a federal court.

“I could smell those bastards. There was three of them sitting in the courtroom. I could pick out the three Feds,” he said.

“Why? Were they wearing dark suits?”

“They’re like in suits, but it’s the shoes they wear. That there gives them away, right? Every one of them wears the same stinking kind of shoe, right, the cop shoe?” “You mean the black shoe with thick soles?”

“Uh huh. Yeah, uh, listen to this, uh, one time I was leaving my condo and I seen a telephone truck out there, and I look up the pole, right? And low and behold, there’s the shoe. He had the Verizon uniform, the phone company uniform, but he had the shiny black Fed shoes on! You’d think they’d change their appearance or whatever. I mean, the shoes are a dead give away. You got a guy climbing a telephone pole. He should have boots on, right?”

“So he was up ‘fixing’ your telephone?”

“Yeah. So I stops over to the pole and I got out of the car and I says, geez, I says, hey, you know, are the Feds that hard up that they gotta climb a pole to use the phone? Hey, you wanna use my phone?”

No one could live the kind of life Al has lived without a sense of humor. He was bone weary and his anxiety showed through the bravado and feistiness. It was still High Noon and it had been High Noon for years. He had good lawyers and many friends but only he could fight the battle because it wasn’t ultimately a battle for control of the FIVS Gen III nor was it about money. It was never really about the money he said. It was a battle for the right to be Allen Caggiano. He wasn’t going to let anyone deny him the right to be himself. It was this that was to die for. It was the spirit of ‘76 that all the corruption of wealth and power has not yet been able to neutralize in this country.

That summer, the judge dismissed the charges against Al in the Massachusetts court. His lawyer petitioned for the return of his property, the Pontiac the local police had seized a year earlier. He was told it had been taken to Washington, DC, and was being examined to determine if it violated any federal regulations. A grand jury in DC was convened to investigate the federal charges of mail fraud, but it failed to return an indictment. The licensees who had paid their money and signed their licensing agreements had agreed to assume the risks of a testing program and most of them did understand that part of the risk involved the historical efforts of the oil/auto cartel to suppress new technology that could affect their profitability or control over the markets they ruthlessly dominate.

Through his attorney, Al received an offer for exclusive rights to the Gen III. The amount of money involved beggars belief, and suffice it to say that Al again refused, as he had done in the early 80's when an offer was made for the Gen II device. The Big Boys have never attempted to prosecute him for the violation of federal emission control regulations. He is clearly guilty on this score so far as the Gen II is concerned. To do so would result in the exposure of the fraud they are perpetrating on the public. Their technology is obsolete. As Al has pointed out on his website, they do not want a reduction in the demand for oil. This would mean a reduction in oil company profits. If the consumer used half or less of the oil now being used, government tax revenues would be reduced accordingly. If the Gen III were to become available the public interest in fuel economy and clean air would be served and Allen Caggiano would become rich beyond wild imaginings, but the oil/energy cartel and its partner in government would suffer. Therefore, the Big Boys will continue to do all that they can to stop Al and his FIVS and to keep the public ignorant of any technology they do not themselves control. If they don’t control it, and if you don’t buy it from them, then it doesn’t work, or it’s a fraud.

“What you’re going to be doing now is not something you’re going to be discussing on the phone, but you are continuing, aren’t you?” I asked when I spoke with Al later on that summer.

“I am continuing! I’ve got enough people behind me that know how to do the right thing. I’m tired of all this bullshit! The Feds are going to screw up one time and I’m going to get em!”

“How’s that?”

“I don’t know how, I just don’t, but I’m tired of their bullshit. They don’t scare me. I go after the big boys and I’m like a little ant and they’re an elephant. I go and give em a little bite on the leg. And one of these days, I bite em enough and I’m gonna at least get the leg infected. I mean, they tried everything on me. They tried killing me, right? I don’t die, I don’t stay dead.. I ain’t giving up. Hey, you know what I seen one time that really impressed me? I was watching Discover on TV. Maybe it was National Geographic. Whatever. OK? I’m looking at this elephant, right, and he’s gliding across the desert, sideways, instead of walking, Know what it was?”

“No. That’s weird. What was it?”

“Ants! Thousands and thousands of ‘em. African ants carrying an elephant across the desert! They carried him to their house there in the desert and they just took him apart piece by piece. The elephant just disappeared!”


“And you know what I’d like to say? I’d like to say: ‘Calling all ants! Calling all ants! Come and help me with this fucking elephant!’”

Al’s got a new strategy for dealing with the elephant. In August, 2004, he got his site back up on the web,, The strategy is simple. He’s going to give away plans for the FIVS Gen III, just as he did with the Gen II, so that anyone, anywhere in the world with a computer to download the file, can have a detailed set of working drawings. These will be CAD drawings produced by an engineer that can be programmed into modern machines.

The “FIVS Gen III International” enterprise has been successfully suppressed. Al’s fight to manufacture and distribute his invention and enjoy the great wealth it would have given him is over. The Big Boys have broken his bank, and his health. The struggle has nearly destroyed him. The money would have been nice, but it never was the money that kept him going. He is now donating his work of a life time to the American people. The Big Boys can harass, intimidate, and attempt to kill one man and his American Dream, but can they do the same to many thousands of Americans and others around the world? Not likely.

Al will allow his patent application for the Gen III to expire. He can no longer afford the large investment required for a patent here and in at least ten other countries. His main concern now is to prevent the FIVS from being patented by anyone and to keep the device “open source”, so to speak, so that it cannot come under the control of the Big Boys and will remain freely available to the public. Though Al will not profit from his invention through licensing fees or royalties, there is considerable satisfaction for him in knowing that the Big Boys have not and will not ultimately win this game.

Those who returned their FIVs Gen III’s in the original testing program when Al issued the recall, owing to the crack in the cannister, will eventually receive a modified Gen III called the FIVS Gen IIIa. All the original licensees of the “FIVS Gen III International” operation, including those 44 in the US and Canada whose units were disappeared via UPS, will each receive the Gen IIIa device. Those 20 individuals who followed the pied piper, “David Rodale”, and sued Al, are out of luck, he says, unless they are willing to pay the attorney’s fees generated by the litigation. As of this writing 24 Gen IIIa’s have been sent to the original licensees. These units are now being clandestinely manufactured in the US.

Al is himself no longer involved. He is the inventor who gave it all away. But he will remain available to those who may want to discuss the FIVS Gen IIIa in the future. It is up to the people to carry on his American Dream and take control of their own destiny. The American love affair with the automobile does not have to spell disaster for the natural world, nor does it have to mean war with other countries. The FIVS Gen III provides a practical solution right now that will allow us to reduce our national demand for oil and help solve our air pollution problem. Most existing automobiles can be retrofitted with the FIVS right now so that most existing automobiles can run as efficiently and as pollution free as the new “hybrid” cars.

Semi-invalid and 60 years old, Al continues to work to regain his ability to walk. His approach to healing and health is innovative and creative, and he has achieved remarkable results so far. He’s started a new career as a loan officer for a mortgage lender, and he will point out that Centurion is not associated with the oil companies or auto manufacturers. Take a good look at the photograph of Al in his banker’s pinstripe suit. He’s a high mileage vehicle, he’s been in a few wrecks, but he still looks sharp, he’s not burning any oil, and he’s not for sale. Look carefully, and beneath the surface you will see something you don’t often see in people. The courage to be. Allen Caggiano has the courage to be Allen Caggiano, no matter what. He’s proved it. And if that isn’t the American Dream, what is? When we line up at the Pearly Gates for our interview with St. Peter, this is the question he’s most interested in: did you have the courage to be yourself?

High Mileage Dreams

A Brief History of Allen Caggiano and His FIVS

by Joseph Danison

There’s one point something billion people in China, they work for peanuts, they don’t have unions, and they don’t complain. Al was there in the spring of 2005. They treated him like a celebrity because the word was out that he was an American bringing jobs. If there’s just one thing the Chinese love more than American jobs it would be noodles. Being treated so well was quite a shock for an Italian guy from Massachusetts who never much liked Chinese food to begin with. It was a country ruled by a communist dictatorship, sure, but it didn’t seem half bad! A little crowded maybe, but friendly.

He was traveling with Kenny DeRosa, his business partner and friend. When Al tried to go public with his FIVS in the ‘80's, he fell down a rabbit hole and before he finally got out he lost everything, except the FIVS and Kenny DeRosa. They were in Guangdong province to meet up with Neville Solomon and the Chinese investor, Kevin Ng. Neville was another guy who fell into a hole. His hole was so deep that he came out in China.

Al had tried to warn Neville in 2004 when he was so excited about building the FIVS. Neville Solomon was a native South African from Johannesburg living happily in the US as a bone fide permanent resident with his American wife and seven children. He was a bright-eyed Republican conservative and a Christian minister at that time. Al was down for the count when Neville met him. The Big Boys thought they had finally beaten him. He would never sell them the rights to his Fuel Implosion Vaporization System. He had thumbed his nose at their deals from the beginning. He had kissed off millions of dollars! They took everything but his integrity.

Then they got rough, really rough. His bank was broken by 2004, and his body was broken, too, but he had one last play to make. He published the secret design of the FIVS on his website so that anyone could now build it and the Big Boys would never get control of it. That’s how desperate he was. He gave it all up, his dream of wealth and success, his exclusive rights to his own invention, just so the FIVS would get out there, just so he could have the satisfaction of bringing down the Big Boys and their fucking monopoly.

When Neville first talked to Al that spring of ‘04, he had no idea what he was in for. He had seen Al’s website and decided he would build Al’s FIVS himself and become obscenely rich! Al tried to warn him that the FIVS had become a mission and was definitely not a get rich quick scheme. But Neville wouldn’t listen. He thought Al was paranoid. The US is a free country and stuff like that just doesn’t happen here. And he went chasing after the dollar signs until his adopted country kicked him out on his ass and he found himself in China.

Al could only shake his head during his first conversations with Neville. He would never listened to warnings, either, when the ambition to build a high mileage device took him over way back in the 70's. From that first Eureka! moment in the shop of Debal Heating & Cooling in 1973, the die was cast. Allen Caggiano, proprietor, was going to create a high mileage device that would cut automobile fuel consumption dramatically and make the US energy independent. The Arabs had cut off the Middle East oil supply and the American economy was going into a tailspin. While working on a new evaporation coil for an air conditioning system he was designing, Al discovered the principle of fuel vaporization. Not a new idea, but new to him. In a flash, he saw how he could miniaturize the coil and adapt it for a car. Vaporized fuel would burn more efficiently, reducing both consumption and pollution.

If he had stopped at that point to reflect, his life would have continued along a normal trajectory. He was doing very well in his business. Debbie, the “Deb” in Debal, kept the books, and could see that she’d chosen a winner. He was a little crazy and unpredictable at times. Did that have something to do with epilepsy? There was a flaw in the wiring of his brain and if he didn’t take medication, he’d have a fit. Very scary! He didn’t get along with his father and she didn’t blame him. The old man was a very hard nut. Al had more demons to fight than most. He drove himself relentlessly, though, and never wasted a minute feeling sorry for himself. He was the most creative man she’d ever known and a loving father to their five children. She would complain at times that she didn’t really know him. She gave up trying to control him. He sometimes frightened her. But it was a good kind of fear, the kind Catholic girls feel before they go off like fire crackers in bed.

Al didn’t look into the history of high mileage carburetors and there wasn’t much written on the subject in any case. There was no internet in those days. He didn’t pay attention to talk of how the auto companies didn’t want good mileage, how they actually suppressed super carburetors. If some one had developed a device that actually worked, giving high mileage and good power, well then, the auto makers would use it because the consumers would stand in line to buy it. Jimmy Carter was talking energy independence. With 40% of the oil going to cars, the solution was obvious. He’d be the one to make it possible, the American hero! And billionaire. He was sure no one had been able to build one that really worked. He would. He was Allen Caggiano, the one and only. He had no time for cry babies.

The first device he came up with was the FIVS Gen I. Phenomenal results on the first test run, 113 mpg! Then it blew up. Back to the drawing board. The FIVS Gen II performed reliably, giving equally fantastic results. Al began putting ads in the newspapers, looking for investors. An offer came in from a corporation in California to buy all rights for several million dollars. That was just chicken feed, Al believed, compared to the potential. He had his lawyer friend check out the company. It was a subsidiary of a subsidiary all owned by an oil company. Thanks, but no thanks! Deb was still on board at this point, though she began to get worried when the FBI came around. They told Al his vehicle violated the law and he should cease and desist.

Technically, they were right. It was against the law to alter a carburetor or remove the catalytic converter, which Al had done. Federal EPA regulations. But Al couldn’t take this more seriously than a mattress tag warning. The Gen II allowed the engine to burn fuel much more efficiently so that it also dramatically reduced emissions. A Gen II vehicle without a catalytic converter would be less polluting than a carbureted or fuel injected car using one! If the Feds wanted a fight, he’d give them one. He never backed down. He had the tenacity of a pit bull. Deb was biting her nails.

Two FBI agents showed up weeks later. One talked to Al to distract him while the other hopped into his Gen II modified Dodge station wagon and drove away. He never saw that car again. The FBI denied any knowledge of the incident. Al was outraged. He was beginning to see the writing on the wall. He advised Deb to stop worrying. He got another Dodge and installed a new Gen II. He painted the car a bright yellow and on the sides he wrote in bold black letters: “This car gets over 100 MPG and doesn’t pollute the air. The Big Boys are trying to make me and this car disappear. Help me!”

A few weeks later, brown manila envelopes began to arrive in the mail box. Inside were 8x10 photos of the kids getting off the school bus, Deb at the supermarket, and so on. Deb was paralyzed with fear. Al was angry that she would cave into their dirty tricks. She thought he might be going off the deep end this time and demanded that he give up the FIVS. She warned him that it was going to be a choice between her and his invention. Why would he be so stubborn? Why did they need to be billionaires and make the US energy independent? Al was an immovable object. The marriage was over.

Without Deb and the children, he felt like the one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. But he was burning with anger. The bastards would not get away with this! His faith in the basic fairness of the American game was taking a serious hit. There was more going on than EPA regulations. The bastards didn’t really care about air pollution. They didn’t want high mileage cars. It was that simple. They wanted to sell as much oil as possible. The government got a nice cut of every gallon in taxes, so they were in on it, too. The Oil companies didn’t want energy independence for the US because they were profiting from Middle Eastern oil. Jimmy Carter and his energy independence campaign went down in flames while the scum bags made secret deals with Saddam Hussein, the Saudis, and even the Ayatollah Khomeini. The biggest of these scum bags bore the name of Bush.

Al was mano a mano with the oil companies and their government cronies. They were afraid of the FIVS. They had a good thing going and before they let him rock the boat, they’d crush him like a bug. He was frightened, maybe for the first time in his life, truly frightened, but he didn’t back down. He could have raised the white flag at any time, sold the rights to his FIVS, and gone back to a rich and comfortable life.

Instead, he went to prison. First he was set up on a drug charge. Local police planted cocaine in the condo he now called home. He was convicted and sent to state prison. But he knew the Brockton police chief was crooked. He knew that he stole cocaine from the evidence locker and he knew how he could prove it.. He escaped. He fashioned a key out of wood in the prison shop and simply let himself out. It was big local news with helicopters in the air and dogs on the ground. Al knew the woods because he’d hunted them all his life and they didn’t catch him before he got the job done. He contacted his friend on the Brockton force and then turned himself in on the same day he’d escaped.

The Brockton police chief was indicted, convicted, and sent to prison himself. State charges against Al were dropped. Nearly 400 convictions were over turned as a result of Al’s bold move, news that cheered the inmates in all the lock ups in the region and made him something of a hero. It was good that Al could have such popularity in the prison population because he was soon to join it again when a federal prosecutor stepped in and indicted him on federal charges. Al was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on various manufactured charges related to the state charges that had been dismissed. His appeal was never heard. After ten years, he was suddenly released in 1997. Today, no record exists of his federal conviction and incarceration. Those who had stolen ten of his most productive adult years from age 43 to 53 erased the evidence that they had done so.

But if the Big Boys thought the prison experience would break his spirit and stop the FIVS, they were very wrong. He was bounced around from one federal institution to another. In one of them Al collaborated with the warden of facilities to produce Gen II’s in the prison shop and sell them outside. In others he learned computer technology. He acquired valuable contacts and applied for and was awarded patent #5,782,225 for the Gen II.

The Gen II, as with most fuel vaporization devices, requires serious modification of a vehicle’s OEM systems. Federal EPA regulations effectively block vaporization systems from coming in to use. In prison, Al dreamed up the next generation of the FIVS, the Gen III, an entirely new device that does not violate any existing regulations. The Gen III is not a vaporization device although fuel is vaporized as part of its operation. The Gen III is a mini onboard fuel refinery.

In his cell at night, Al would dream the plans and specifications for the new Gen III and while still asleep he would get up and sleep-draw at the writing table. In the morning, Al saw the drawings on the table and thought it was the work of his cell mate. He didn’t believe he had done it because he didn’t understand the device or why it should work. Magnets were called for and an electroplated platinum coating on the interior of the cannister and special aluminum alloy and so on. He had a very strong feeling that some kind of strange intelligence was trying to help him. It was scary if he thought about it too much. He wondered if he might be going crazy, for real. Deb used to say he was crazy, and the truth was he’d always felt a little crazy his whole life, but this was something different, not like anything he’d ever done before. Still, he felt great, and he was determined to build this Gen III . With the help of the warden of facilities who had profited handsomely from the Gen II, he built the first Gen III prototype in the prison shop.

When the prison system spit him out unexpectedly in 1997 he focused his resources and eventually started a new operation called the FIVS Gen III International. Older, wiser, and empowered by a new sense of some kind of supernatural support, he was ready to take another run at the Big Boys. Prison had turned him into a political animal. It wasn’t just high mileage and big bucks he was after now. He wanted to bring the oil companies down in a big way.. He wanted to pry loose the hands of the energy monopoly from the throat of the American consumer. The FIVS could reduce US demand for oil by roughly half if it were retrofitted on American vehicles. That just might do it.

The Gen III delivered 138 MPG on a late model vehicle. He still didn’t know why it worked. He simply followed the specs that he was given in his dreams. Ordinary gasoline went in one end and a new type of liquid fuel came out the other that didn’t even smell like gasoline. He put up a website- in 2002 and launched on his maiden voyage. There was strong interest from those wanting to take part in a beta testing program. Al selected a small group of 137 from North America and around the world. The website was getting megahits every day.

The operation was decentralized. Through prison contacts he arranged to manufacture the cannister in the Ukraine where the Big Boys couldn’t find the factory. The magnets were bought from China. It would be assembled in Mexico and sold in 40 countries around the world. At the same time he gave away free plans for the Gen II so that people all over the country could build their own. He figured that would keep the Feds so busy they wouldn’t have time to deal with the Gen III.

But they found the time and the gloves were off. When Al drove his Gen III modified ‘74 Pontiac Catalina down to Mexico to oversee assembly, an 18-wheeler stalked him and drove him off the road as he was coming back into Massachusetts. The Pontiac rolled over several times, landing on its feet. The roof and doors were bashed in, the car was a wreck, but Al was able to drive it home. He suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs, and had to be cut out of the car with a torch. They then confiscated the UPS domestic shipments and disappeared the tracking numbers so that no North American beta tester received a FIVS, creating a small group of 44 dissatisfied individuals in the US and Canada. If you didn’t get yours, did it ever really exist?

But the worst was the tiny hairline stress crack that he noticed in a FIVS unit that had been in use for thousands of miles. That stopped the testing program more effectively than the shady saboteurs and assassins. He had to immediately issue a recall notice to all those in other countries who had received their FIVS. There were 93 of these out there. Al was determined to fix them all. Once his injuries were healed sufficiently, he came up with a quick and easy solution that he called the Gen IIIa. He drove himself mercilessly.

The attempt on his life and the sabotage of the UPS shipments sent a message to Al’s associates and investors. They faded away. FIVS Gen III International was badly wounded. The money was evaporating. At the same time, a mysterious individual calling himself “David Rodale”, who was not a member of the testing program, appeared at the Yahoo website with a new Yahoo group called “get113to138mpgNot”. Rodale began to attract the attention of those in North America who had not received their FIVS, that tiny group of 44 individuals. He wore a white hat. He accused Al of being a fraud and encouraged the disappointed to take legal action and rid America of an unscrupulous con man. 20 of the 44 eventually agreed to file suit. Al spent many hours of e-mail countering the slanders of “David Rodale” and trying to explain the situation. His secretary was gone. It was too much for one man.

Then it came time for his annual physical check up in 2003. An aneurism in his stomach had been identified many years earlier. Doctors had said it posed no danger, but they liked to keep an eye on it. He had suffered migraines during his life, which had been cured by using a drug that eventually damaged his pancreas. This induced diabetes, but the diabetes was not serious and the condition seemed to be gradually correcting itself. The broken ribs and punctured lung had healed. He was stressed and on the point of physical exhaustion. He walked into the hospital, expecting to spend an hour or so, and when he finally came out again, it was three months later, in a wheel chair.

Some one among the examining physicians pronounced the aneurism to be an immediate danger and Al was taken post haste to the OR for surgery. Who would argue under the circumstances? Al’s heart stopped three times during the operation. He recalls seeing himself on the operating table, feeling no pain, with a nurse bent forward over him, pushing on his chest, and a lot of commotion all around. Her dress was hiked up and he casually noticed she was wearing blue panties.

Then he was somewhere completely unfamiliar and a strange man appeared to him, a man with swarthy skin like an Arab, and kinky hair gone grey like an old African. He had striking blue eyes. He radiated tremendous warmth, love, and peace, and Al thought that the man must be Jesus. The man told him that he couldn’t stay. He had to go back. Al didn’t want to go back, he definitely didn’t want to go back. The man said he had to complete his mission, he had to go and cut down the tree. When he got that done, he could come back again. Al sat up abruptly. He was resting on a gurney, not an operating table, and he was in a body bag. The orderly who had been trying to zip up the bag was screaming and running down the hall.

He didn’t fully return for 30 days. He lay in the ICU in a coma and it was only the intervention of his daughter that prevented the hospital from pulling his plug. He had been clinically dead for so long that the doctors had no hope. But he did. He finally returned.

The Gen IIIa modified Pontiac Catalina stolen by the local police in 2003 as Al lay in the hospital. From a source Al learned that this 400ci beast got 93 mpg when the FBI drove it to DC later that year. This is the second of Al’s cars the government seized. No accounting has been given.

He met the OR nurse again while he recuperated. She confirmed that she wore blue panties that day when she was trying to resuscitate him, blue panties trimmed with lace. So, it had really happened, and Jesus had really happened, too! But he didn’t tell her the Jesus part. He kept that to himself and watched television as the days dragged by, feeling no particular desire to do anything until one afternoon on the news he saw a SWAT team entering a building that looked very much like his condo. The news caster was reporting that Allen Caggiano had defrauded the public with a phoney high mileage device and fled the country with his ill- gotten gains. Police had warrants to seize his property. The camera showed the Pontiac being towed away, the one he had found to replace the wrecked one. It was definitely his. There was no other yellow Pontiac Catalina with bold lettering on the sides! His blood began to boil. There were 3 Gen IIIa’s in the trunk, all he had!

Back in his condo, which was now stripped of all things that might relate to the FIVS, including hard drives from his computers, he required nursing care around the clock. He had no feeling from the waste down and could not walk. But sensation was slowly returning and he was determined to walk again. The kinky-haired Jesus had clarified his thinking and he began to believe that he could not die until he had accomplished his mission. Jesus would see to that. What the hell else could they do to him now, anyway? He started to plan a new website.

But the Big Boys still had some dirty tricks in their bag.. He began to relapse into a comatose state, inexplicably, and have to be rushed to the hospital. On the third occasion, the night nurse happened to notice that insulin pills were being included in his pill caddy. Since his release from the hospital he had been taking insulin by injection. The old prescription of insulin pills left in the medicine cabinet should not have been put in his pill caddy. He was being overdosed on insulin. The shift nurse responsible did not return. She disappeared. The Home Nursing Association which contracted for Al’s care had no record of her.

Later, it was also learned that the operation had been completely unnecessary. The x-rays had not been read correctly

On his new website, Al announced: “Hey guys, I’m back! Can’t kill me! I don’t stay dead!” True enough! He was giving it all away now in the hope that the American people would carry on the fight. Lots of interested people called and e-mailed and Al spent his time on the phone answering questions, giving advice. He had to earn some money from his wheel chair, so he started brokering mortgages online and did so well that he later set up his own mortgage business with his youngest son in California.

Until Neville Solomon called in early 2004, Al had not spoken with anyone who was such a quick study. He believed he’d found a man he could trust. The INS showed up one day in March of 2005, clapped Neville in irons, treated him abusively, and killed his American dream on the spot. Who cared if he had an American wife and seven children? Mere collateral damage. He was held at an INS detention center where he met Kevin Ng, a wealthy Chinese business man from New Orleans who was caught up in the big net of the Patriot Act.

Kevin believed Neville’s story. Being a Christian evangelist, Neville has the gift of persuasion, which proved to be his own salvation at this low point in his life.As a citizen of Communist China with intimate experience of the lawless power of government, Kevin was not disillusioned,unlike Neville, just pissed off. He told Neville that if the US was so stupid, he should come to China and they would build the FIVS there. By summer, Neville was living as a guest of his generous host,Kevin Ng, in Fujian, in Guangdong province. Then Al showed up with Kenny. The FIVS had gone to China to be born again when Al sat down to make some design changes. With a few suggestions from Neville, Al developed the Gen IV to resolve Gen IIIa issues and reduce its size, among other things. It became a substantially different device.

With no interference from the Big Boys, China felt like a free country. The Party encourages development. The Party is the supreme monopoly and the greates special interest group. It regulates the market to suit its own needs. The Party’s interests are best served by an open and competitive market. Ironically, the Chinese market has fewer inhibitions than the US, where the Big Boys squelch competition. Al was exuberant. He was walking more easily now without crutches. There was Kevin Ng’s capital, ready industrial space, and a hungry population of skilled workers who welcomed them as heroes. What could stop the FIVS now?

Kevin Ng’s wealth was US based in an import business and two very successful restaurants in New Orleans. Katrina came ashore and smashed many dreams in the Big Easy. No doubt the Big Boys smiled. Things tend to go their way. Kevin Ng was suddenly at the point of bankruptcy. Neville was never able to test the prototypes of Al's new design in China. He urgently needed to support his wife and children who had arrived in China before Katrina hit. He went to work building a biodiesel facility and shipped the Gen IV prototypes back to Al in Massachusetts. Gone to China. Back again.

America has been the world’s greatest engine of technological innovation for generations and that innovation begins in the little engine that could, the creative imagination of a single individual. The wealth and power of the Big Boys who create nothing themselves would not exist without that little individual. He or she is the goose that lays the golden egg and if they can’t own her, they want to kill her. Strange. They are also killing democracy.

Al says that if the Big Boys don’t let him produce his FIVS here, then he will take his Gen IV back to China and let the Red Army build it. Energy efficiency creates energy abundance. Energy scarcity is all that prevents China from overwhelming the US economy.

America is losing its technological edge, except in the area of military hardware, the technology of destruction, which the Big Boys are using to shoot themselves in the foot through their lust for war and global power. They are truly crazy. No doubt about it. Their stranglehold on energy production will be broken. The American people will not continue to be held hostage to their clever  monopolies, dirty tricks, and lies. The American dream is dying for lack of clean air, water, cheap and non-polluting transport, and the freedom to innovate in a truly free market place. The time has come for the huddled masses of Americans to wake up and cut down this massive, old and ugly tree in which the Big Boys are perched, like vultures. It’s blocking the view of the future.

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