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Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Tomarse posted:

Where are brake discs used on ships?

I'd like to see some oversized mechanical porn too!

Well, this should float you boat nicely then.


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Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Want to see what that exploded turbine looks like after some good Russian snow?

http://englishrussia.com/?p=9812

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Good lord, that's insane.

Those containers were stacked at least six high and that last wave went right over the top of them!

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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I bet if they lifted the front end up to tow it, the engine would simply fall out onto the ground.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Strtching the theme a bit here, but here's a vid where the horrible failure is the driving skills of the person behind the wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDB8l0lzos


I'm not usually a 'yell advice at the screen' type of person, but this woman nearly had me doing it.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Just another working mine. Nothing to see here.




What's that in the water? Oops.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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meatpimp posted:

Story, please.

I just got this from a mate who works for a mine in Broome. I don't know where it happened or when.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Why would you bother, though? Mining accidents can be described as either of two things - frequent or bizarre.

I was going to do a big post of weird mining accidents I found on GIS and lo and behold, I found a site where my mate probably found the images in the first place

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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MATLAB 1988 posted:

What kind of failure mode is my tire in?



Is that a retread? Because it almost looks like the tread has been pasted onto the tyrer itself and is starting to come off.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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JD Brickmeister posted:

Did that get bent, or is it supposed to be bent and we should just be amazed at the loving size of the thing? Either way...

Marine engines are large.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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eddiewalker posted:

Drag the slider across to level an entire town:
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/26/13665...-view-of-joplin

I know this isn't D&D, but I can't be anything but disgusted that a politician could see that sort of destruction and then say that Congress won't pay a cent of disaster relief unless they cut it from the budget somewhere.

And to make it even more ridiculous, some of the cuts seem that they might be coming from the tornado forecasting service

Source

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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The start of the positive camber movement?

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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It's not an actual 'movement' until cashed up yobbos start doing it to their rusted-out VWs.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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I can only guess that the 'one person injured' was in the truck and the minivan was unoccupied.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Stepping away from cars for a moment and looking at a larger scale failure:


The Podolsky Bridge under construction in Russia is a massive bridge over a heavily trafficked river. Being Russian, the machines used to build it are equally huge.

Like this crane barge.






But not everything went smoothly.






For a really good idea of the sheer scale of the barge, look on the side of the river at the two people standing there.




And fixing it isn't just a matter of flipping the barge back over somehow. Look at what happened to the massive girder that makes the backbone of the crane:

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Throatwarbler posted:

Recalls on cars aren't really newsworthy nowadays unless you manage to ship thousands of cars over 6 months and forget to fit brake pads.. Oh GM.

What could could possibly go wrong with their response.

quote:

Customers are going to start receiving letters from dealers "beginning January 14th" asking them to get their car inspected.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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revmoo posted:

Yeah we don't do inspections around here.



You could wait until the owner parked the car, surround it with half a dozen strong guys and just lift the body off the frame and carry it away.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Can someone explain what's happening here

http://i.minus.com/iby0ClqcLmwp9T.gif


I can't see anything connected to the tyre and it looks like the guy barely touches the it and it explodes. It doesn't look like the air is coming from the valve, rather the sidewall. Is he stabbing it? If so, I'm certainly not going to feel sorry for him.


EDIT - changed image to a link because I didn't realise the idiot stabbed himself in the arm and bled all over the ground.

Megillah Gorilla fucked around with this message at 16:49 on Aug 16, 2012

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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I'm going to change the image to a link and I think everyone else should, too. Pretty sure the mods don't like seeing people get hurt.

I can't believe I didn't notice he bled all over the ground, my bad.

It looks like he maybe stabbed himself and broke his forearm. Goddamn.

Well, I suppose at least he had a handy rag he could use to mop up the blood.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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kastein posted:

quality over quantity, buddy



Whoah. I've seen any number of side bulges in my time, but this is the first time I've seen the actual tread blistering out.

For some reason I find it incredibly disturbing. Imagine driving off with a tyre like that

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Cakefool posted:

Yeah, those are totally unrelated stock fires.

Yes, your can not being on fire is an optional extra.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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I can hear the noise

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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My sister managed to do something like that once. Her oil light came on and she checked the dipstick - but she didn't wipe it first.

Somehow she made it home, but that engine was completely borked.

Megillah Gorilla fucked around with this message at 15:17 on Nov 12, 2012

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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I thought I knew a decent amount about machines and engines but I'm constantly looking at photos in this thread and saying, "What the HELL is that!"

I thought a crankshaft had somehow become lodged in the boiler room of an old building.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Ferremit posted:

I was going to say, theyre pretty much 100% fatal to the motorcyclist. Theyre popular in Australia instead of Armco because of the cost factor, but even a minor off will cause one to kill a cyclist

I remember the uproar among bikers when the Victorian government first started changing over to them. What really pissed people off was that they outright refused to perform any tests on whether or not the cables were more deadly to people on motorcycles than the old metal barriers.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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It's like a really tame version of that classic set of pictures of the people who ran over a mattress and didn't bother stopping.






Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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B4Ctom1 posted:

I ran across this photo I took. I am not sure but I am afraid I posted it already.


Thankfully, not something to be all that worried about!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8gV4DJZUw

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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the_worm_ posted:

Pretty sure this is not mechanical failure, but pure stupidity. From a friends cell phone



Stupid, but lucky. He could very well have ended up like this truck:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gLzZ1rLSF8

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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PainterofCrap posted:

I have kitted out my cars for years with portable trolley jacks.



I have one in the trunk of the '66 Bonneville because the factory jack is a bumper jack and aside from me not trusting it, it wil mar the finish on the bumper. Never had a problem with them.

I got one of these for my Ford Escape after discovering that the jack points were in the most inconvenient spot humanly imaginable. Directly behind the wheel.




Now that picture makes it look better than it really is. The jack point is only about 5cm behind the wheel and, given the wheel well's shape, it means the only way you can jack up an Escape's rear wheel with the factory jack - if you want to be able to see what you're doing - is to lie down on your goddamn stomach at the rear of the vehicle and slide it under the car.

Then you need to start jacking up the car while lying on your stomach partly under the vehicle because the handle on the jack is so short. If you use the factory supplied jack, there is just no way to jack the car without part of you under it.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Wicked Ford of the East?

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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It looks like you smooshed your face into it.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Root Bear posted:

It is if it's done with the right parts!



Someone actually went and named their company Thrush.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Godholio posted:

I didn't figure it out until I noticed there were no bolts holding the pan on...wait there's no pan lip...wait holy poo poo...


I love these ones. You sit there, looking at the image, wondering what the problem was and then suddenly it all comes into focus like one of those optical illusion images where the outline of a tree is also the silhouette of a panda or something.

And you're like, 'Ohhhhh.'

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Good lord, was he parking that thing every night in a kiddie pool full of salt water?

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester posted:

<seinfeld> Why can't they make the car out of the antenna?

I ask this every time I see a car that's hit a tree while going a million miles an hours and has totally pretzeled itself, but the tree has only lost a tiny bit of bark.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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CommieGIR posted:

But....but...but...why not just run it on a roller OVER the coolant flange?


I've wondered about that before and all I can come up with is someone in management specified the belt types the designers were allowed to use and, given the length of the belt they had to work with, it was simpler to do it like that and go, 'job done' and gently caress off to the pub rather than decide to work later tyring to turn a stupid management decision into something workable.


"Okay people, the warehouse called and apparently they've got 50,000 of these KS-450 timing belts sitting there taking up space. So accounting has decided we're going to be using them in our engine."

"But they don't fit anywhere."

Make them fit."


Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Powershift posted:

I can only imagine this is the result of "hold my beer and watch this"



Soooo, you know how sometimes guys cut a front wheel drive car in half and drive it around?

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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Restored with WHAT? Pre-rusted ill-fitting panels? Bondo applied via the old 'dip a broom in a bucket of the stuff' method?

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Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

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kastein posted:

Don't think this Focus starter motor will work, even after a hammer love tap

Everyday Lurker posted:

I'm at a loss here. Just.....how?

Add me to the list, because I'm looking at this and just not seeing a starter motor there. It's like everything that's supposed to be there has been ground to a fine powder and then had half a clock poured onto it.

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