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Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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When I watched this all I could hear in my mind was that goofy jack-in the box style "pop goes the weasel" tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSFA0ufNS_k&NR=1

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Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Petekill posted:

In this sort of situation, do they even try to fix the damage to the engine, or is it a "trash it and get a new one" kinda thing?

Replace with known good unit. Then sell the old one for refurb. Everything behind the piece that shouted FREEDOM! and leapt out should be salvageable...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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bladernr posted:

Roads? Where were going, we don't need ... roads.

Or the ability to open the rear doors on either side, it seems...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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I wonder what blackstone would have to say on that...

Supposedly one of my uncles bought a used accord in the 80s with 150k on it, changed the oil once when he got it, and sold it 2 years later with 275k, and the same oil... (He was a sales rep for an eyeglass frame maker, so he had to travel his rear end off...)

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Whitey Ford posted:


Aw poo poo, a nail in a nearly new tire..


Wait..

Hmm, you're supposed to use BBs to balance tires internally. Right?

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Cakefool posted:

Is someone going to start an 'oversized mechanical porn' thread or do I have to go snapping pics at work tomorrow & do it myself?

Yes. I'll even sticky it for 2 days out of the kindness of my wallet.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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What kind of engine is it that the piston rods have ball bearings in them?

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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2ndclasscitizen posted:

I imagine so. If bike racers wore nomex underwear.

If I had nearly 200 angry HP between my thighs I certainly would.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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angryhampster posted:

Reminds me of Chernobyl. One reactor was working way too hard then ppffttt

Actually, it wasn't even connected to the grid at the time...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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blambert posted:

Mhm, sorry should've put it there in the first place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_S..._hydro_accident


Click here for the full 990x654 image.


This was totally the reference from TopGear when they spent the night in front of a dam in their cars in Romania! WOO! 2+2=4!

"Probably built by the Russians."

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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ElehemEare posted:

I plan to periodically check this mans Facebook since we seem to have run him out of AI.

What the bleeding gently caress did he do to it that he requires a full block *AND* both turbos? Head on into a girder or something? Jeezus.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Elephanthead posted:

He was playing u boat commander with a leased bmw. The thread is amusing. He is smarter then us because he can afford to lease a bmw.

Throw me a bone to the thread? I do have archives.

But yes, water does make sense now to explain both turbos and the block.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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trouser chili posted:

I've never been more in awe of sheer danger than the time I toured a smelter.

I worked in an iron foundry for 3 months...


I lost almost 30lbs (I was 5'11 175 going in, and 5'11 148 coming out.) Man was it hot as hell in there, even in March-May. I got to wear a cool powered forced air breathing apparatus though.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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InitialDave posted:



Working in an injection moulding plant in the middle of summer was bad enough. Anywhere dealing with large amounts of molten metal must be utter hell.

Even the not so molten bits were hell.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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frozenphil posted:

I have this deep rooted fear of actually looking at that thread for fear of it being nothing but neckbeards asking how to make Hanzo steel and chainmail.

Is it sad I've often considered an anodized(red) aluminum chainmaile tie?

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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http://theringlord.com/images/commercial/lampshade1.jpg

Now that is ...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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frozenphil posted:

So you hear a noise in your bottom end and decide to drop the oil pan and check out your bearings. What's the worst thing to see in the pan?



How did oil control ring(s) end up down there? Massive skirt failure?

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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frozenphil posted:

Like I said above, 20psi from a positive displacement Kenne Bell supercharger on a stock 2v Mustang bottom end. Most consider 14psi or 430rwhp to be pushing your luck on the garbage stock hypereutectic pistons and powdered metal rods. He would have been making around 600 to 650rwhp on 20psi with a proper setup, but the stock fuel system and bottom end can't keep up with that. Go lean, detonation on already maxed out pistons and rods, boom.

I swear I musta loaded the thread and got distracted while you posted the first time...

Who start's anything boost related at 20psi?

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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InitialDave posted:

I've worked places with those shelves (and with a similar lack of bash-guards at the lower legs) - they're just thin sheet steel folded into sections, not even proper box or tube. They're frightening enough on their own, never mind when you see a loaded one get clipped by a forklift and crumple like the proverbial coke can.

Think foam rubber sounds squishy and delicate? When it's 1) strapped to a pallet and 2) descending from thirty feet up, it'll gently caress up what it hits good and proper.

I once toured the local Heinz Foods plant (now StarKist or something, they make pet foods, not people foods.) And it was awesome. They built this huge warehouse, and it was going to be their biggest on the east coast, so they made it 75' high and had a fleet of cool 60' boom forklifts... Well we got to see a pallet of canned cat food pop it's plastic and MIRV cans from the top shelf... Was the best part of the tour. I was like 10 at the time. They pointed to the heavy shields around the forklift and said "now you know..."

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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You Am I posted:

I'm not too sure whether that was a fail or whether the owner was doing that on purpose. The plastic bag taped over the broken front passenger window seems to point to the car being a piece of poo poo before getting thrashed like that. Plus there was a lack of "OH gently caress OH poo poo MAN YOUR DAD IS GOING TO BE PISSED" from the video.

I liked how he went to open the hood, then grimaced at the oil on his hands... We all know when an engine makes that noise oil goes everywhere under there...


Would have been funnier if whatever it decided wanted to GTFO had gone through the windscreen and into the idiot's head/chest instead of bouncing off.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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thArf posted:

On the topic of failed burnouts, here is some Z06 flavor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM3So0U1BMQ

You can almost hear the tears flowing when he says "gently caress!" right at the end.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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frozenphil posted:

Integral bearings? What a stupid idea. I do like the blue journal in the first pic, though.

That's not a journal, it's a cam lobe innit? Or am I just not seeing the big picture?

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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2ndclasscitizen posted:

Less yappy, more bangy.

KABOOM!



Note please, the two objects near his boots. Yes, they're what you think they are.

drat that's a big valve...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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ozziegt posted:

Facetious-ness aside, it's probably to contain the noise from the engine.
Err, doesn't the hood do that?

I'd probably bet it has something to do with air flow/cooling... Or, since its a US caddy, Bling Value...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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eddiewalker posted:

I-70 halfway between Kansas City and St Louis, traffic barely slowed down even though I could feel the heat on my face with my windows rolled up.

No sign of a fire crew. Just the driver standing there watching it go.



WTF did he hit that it broke the god drat frame? Or is that just squatting on the rims since the tires burned?

I swear I see a pair of cow legs sticking out...

Edit:



Sponge! fucked around with this message at 17:45 on Apr 2, 2010

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Skyssx posted:

Interestingly enough, I would fit fine in a Fiero.

Well yeah, most people's cremated remains don't take up much space...

Fieros on fire joke...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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DELETED posted:

My rings are shot and my carb is out of adjustment. I have another carb sitting around I can rebuild, but I'm lazy.


Click here for the full 1879x1056 image.


Jesus, if you'd have just shown the picture I would have thought "Ahh, lawnmowers..." That came out of a car? drat.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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DELETED posted:

Yup, if they stay in long enough it will start to turn into ash but they usually foul to the point of not working before then. I have to pull and clean them every few hundred miles, I'm pretty much just seeing how long an engine can run like that at this point. Being an AMC 258, I'm not holding my breath.

Try getting a spark plug anti-fouling adapter most auto parts places have them if you ask.

As I understand it its a sleeve that goes in first and helps prevent the poo poo building up.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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ab0z posted:

is this a problem



Its... So beautiful!

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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There's no "mundane mechanical failures" thread, so you all get this.

So I heard a grinding noise from my front driver's brake starting the day after my state inspection. I checked the sticker and they pulled LF and RR wheels this year, so I just figured "bastards didn't clean anything and just whacked the pads back in after mic-ing them without anti-squeal."...

I bought myself some anti-squeal since the last bottle I had got loaned out and never returned, along with some brake cleaner and a bottle of starting fluid for the jeep.

Off comes the wheel.







indeed.





So I grabbed my uncle's tracker and went and bought pads...

All I can figure is they broke the pad when they slammed the caliper back into position.

This also explains the whole "Well I back up out of my driveway, and when I get to the end of the street and am nearly stopped there's a nasty THUD! noise from that brake..." From that pad remnant shifting from one end of the caliper to the other.

Thankfully I drive like an old man so I didn't damage the rotors or anything, that bit of pad did the best it could. Now I feel like I should be planning apexes!

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Splizwarf posted:

A stack of feeler gauges between the pad backing and the rotor. Don't need to take the wheel off if you're lucky.

Sponge!, where do you live? That inspection process sucks.

I live in PA.

And the fact that it started right after my inspection puts it at more than coincidence...

Here in PA they do pull the pads and inspect them for glazing/cracks/de-lamination. On drums they pull the drum off and check it and the shoes.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Raluek posted:

That must suck, front drums where you have to re-pack the bearings and poo poo to get to them. But hey, free drum adjustment!

Which is why they only pull one front and one rear per year, and they do opposites every other year. Next year they'll pull front passenger and rear driver.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Seat Safety Switch posted:

Holy poo poo, what are the chances of that happening? It looks like it brought some hot engine oil along with it, judging from how it splashed against the drywall as it ruptured through the house.

What would you even change on the engine to withstand something like that? That's gotta be a shitload of force to move a piston that weighs almost 100lb that far.

Am I right in assuming it was the cause of poor maintenance? Those bolts should have been checked and retorqued to make sure the thread wasn't wearing on them.

edit: Man, I wonder what it sounded like to whoever was inside the house at the time.

Well they only do 300rpm or so, still that's up and down 5 times a second.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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SGNL06 posted:


Miller cycle I'm not sure about, but they are definitely two strokes with exhaust valves. In the picture of the heads that was posted, the two outside rockers are for the valves and the middle one is for the injector.

Yes, they just scavenge with the forced induction. Double the power strokes is double the power.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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meatpimp posted:

Haha, internal speed holes!

I'm imagining the guy doing it, thinking he's smart; really, really smart; doing the math, balancing the crankshaft for the reduced mass of the connecting rod, and completely and totally overlooking the fact that that drat rod was already made as light as drat well possible without failing under strain...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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sandoz posted:

There's a reason the original post was about turbine-electric power, and not geared direct drive turbine.

Even still, try sending a consist of turbine-elec units through the average north american loading gauge tunnel and watch as everything behind the first one flames out and dies...

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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I'm surprised nobody has posted this...



It was made by Hyundai!

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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grover posted:

Why are retreads still legal?

Listen, if you can see the steel belts in it its a blowout not a retread separation.

Contrary to popular belief a retread is usually stronger than the original tire.

Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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frozenphil posted:

Do they make cranes that can deadlift 120 tons through water?

Airbags!

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Sponge!
Dec 22, 2004

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Rogz posted:

I was thinking drain and use another truck to pull it out. But airbags probably... I must know!

You'd airbag it to float it to where the pit road is closest, and then you'd use a ground winch to drag it onto dry land and then hopefully tip it right side up.

You can see the pit road at the right middle frame. They'd have to float it over there.


I like how it seems there was fluids spilled out of it on the way down. Yellow stain on the rocks...

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