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How To Cook on Your Car Engine While Driving



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Howcast shows you how to bake a meal on your car engine while driving. At the end of a long workday, you can wrap a few ingredients in tin foil, toss it on your radiator, and have a hot meal waiting you when you arrive home. Run time: 2.5 minutes.

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A friend and I used to do something like this during winter whenever we got stuck in the snow. He'd always bring some noodles and a thermos of water and using the heat provided by the radiator and engine we would have hot ramen noodles while we took turns digging ourselves out of the snow with shovels. Good times.
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wat i find funny is truckers have been doing this for years and years. we also cook sauseges and hot dogs. we just put it on our exaust manifold or turbo
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This technique was covered by magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanix in the 1950's and 1960's. It is a lot harder today because of cramped engine compartments and heat shields. The radiator doesn't get hot enough.
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When I worked at a parking equipment company some 30 years ago, our installation guys would show up every morning with breakfast burritos wired onto their work truck's engine block. They'd pop the hood and have breakfast in our warehouse. Seemed like such a normal thing to do for some reason.
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Judging by the amount of motor oil coating the underside of my hood, I don't think anything I put under there will be edible for long.
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I have an older 50's vehicle. I also have a cook book titled Manifold Destiny, which I recieved as a graduation gift in 1989. I have used it many times on many trips around the state.
It really helps to have a big block V8 for cooking. Econocars just dont cook cinnamon rolls or hot dogs, the way a big block V8 can.
The shape of th V lends to a very nice cradle to put items in. And premade or parcooked items work best.
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