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Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby billybobster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:00 pm

Because Fire Fire Fire!



About halfway through, I was thinking this is fake because nobody's that stupid. But the risk (or getting) burned seriously and burning down the garage is real. So must be real.

What a maroon!
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby brkinshiz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:41 pm

Poor Miata, what did it do to deserve that.
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby Ken P » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:20 pm

i don't understand why he kept hitting the start button after it caught flame? was he hoping to suck the flame into the engine?
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Postby brkinshiz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:02 pm

That's what I figured. Which occasionally works if its just comin up through the carb...unless fuel spraying everywhere and you're an absolute moron.
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby 95montego » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Wow this video is really going viral among car communities. See how in the beginning, he flipped a switch, and you can hear a pump going? Then he started cranking? Looks like he has 2 switches, one for the starter and one for fuel pump. I guess his thought process behind keep cranking was that the engine would suck up the remaining fuel and put the fire out...but apparently that failed..
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby TheOtherRedMiata » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:45 am

I don't think there was a thought process. Water on a gas fire...what an idiot.
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Postby Ken P » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:57 am

^ haha i noticed that too.
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby thehak » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:32 am

TheOtherRedMiata wrote:I don't think there was a thought process. Water on a gas fire...what an idiot.



idk he did blow air in to fire... he is just not every smart...
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby Scandinavian Flick » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:23 am

Having accidentally set myself, part of my car, and nearly a shrubbery on fire before, I can attest to how quickly panic sets in when it comes to automotive flambe... One does not always think rationally.

That said, in that case, and every time I fire up a car for the first time after major work, I've had at least one proper extinguisher close at hand.

I also did not record it and then upload it to YouTube...
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Postby maxh2o » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:46 am

^^truth.
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby billybobster » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:20 pm

Update on Miata car fire guy...

http://jalopnik.com/idiot-kid-explains-why-he-caught-on-fire-working-on-h-486127646

Kid got quite badly burned in this - first and second degree burns on his left leg and arm. Graphic photos...

Plus he's very honest about how dumb he is and doesn't have health insurance.

And, he's learning from this...

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Well first off, I will have a fire extinguisher or 2 nearby.
Second off I'm going to pull the car outside and put it in the street.
Third, i will make sure the gas tank is in the back of the car
Fourth, I'll have exhaust manifolds on it so it won't be shooting flames.


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So I feel sorry for making fun of him (sort of). Glad this is getting a lot of viral distribution because hopefully it will help other idiot kids out there.
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby brkinshiz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:41 pm

He didn't even have exhaust manifolds on it?

Explains the spark(detonation) in the beginning. Oh well, what the hell; live and learn.
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Re: Worst (or Best) V8 Swap Build Video Ever

Postby billybobster » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:37 pm

brkinshiz wrote:....live and learn

Barely...
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