Probably Not the Best Choice of Materials...

Probably Not The Best Choice Of Materials...

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:22 pm

But cool nonetheless!

https://youtu.be/cS1_1GkeTnI
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Re: Probably Not The Best Choice Of Materials...

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:46 pm

coaledsweat wrote:But cool nonetheless!

https://youtu.be/cS1_1GkeTnI

what the heck happened? blew head gasket..... sucking extra air... and this is basically only for demonstartion reasons.
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Re: Probably Not The Best Choice Of Materials...

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:52 pm

Actually, I think it was pretty cool. I'm sure the operator knew the plexi-glass was gunna fail. I just enjoyed the birds eye view of the spark plug igniting, before the failure. Kudos to the initiator for coming up with it. And a mope-head it was not. Looked and sounded like a serious dirt bike to me.
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Re: Probably Not The Best Choice Of Materials...

PostBy: top top On: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:18 am

I'm surprised it stayed there. I had a four stroke twin cylinder Kohler throw a plug. The hood was open on the tractor and it left like a rifle shot and was never heard from again. Just thankful no one was leaning over the engine when it happened. I repaired it with a helicoil and it ran fine until I sold it a couple years later.

Kewl video. Definitely in my "save" file.
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Re: Probably Not The Best Choice Of Materials...

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:15 pm

wilder11354 wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:But cool nonetheless!

https://youtu.be/cS1_1GkeTnI

what the heck happened? blew head gasket..... sucking extra air... and this is basically only for demonstartion reasons.

I think because the plug is steel, it heated up quick and just melted the threads holding it and it blew out. You can see the plug start to lean over before it pops.
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Re: Probably Not The Best Choice Of Materials...

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:32 pm

top top wrote:I'm surprised it stayed there. I had a four stroke twin cylinder Kohler throw a plug. The hood was open on the tractor and it left like a rifle shot

Yeah, I was really worried about that guy sitting on the bike, hoping he had already had all the children he wanted.
Really neat video to watch. Thanks.
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