|08-27-2013 07:54 AM|
Can you imagine!
|08-26-2013 10:31 PM|
|cobalt327||Rock climbing? Like THAT?? Oh HELL no!!! lol|
|08-26-2013 05:21 PM|
You'd think the Government would make them install air bags somewhere when rock climbing...hell if Toyota Prius has to have them...why not mandate them for rock climbers...I guess just like cars...after you hit a wall at a certain speed...air bags won't save you.
|08-26-2013 05:11 PM|
|08-26-2013 02:51 PM|
|old drag racer|
|08-26-2013 02:04 PM|
Speaking of being branded a terrorist, in my naivety I ordered some red phosphorous shortly after it went on some list for being a drug precursor. It makes chemicals react a lot faster than they would ordinarily- it's what makes toy caps (and Armstrong's mix, simple mixture of KClO3, sulfur and RP) go *bang* w/just the blow of a cap gun's hammer, for instance. It's still used on matchbook strikers; I used it for making fireworks. But you'd have thought I had taken possession of freaking uranium or something the way everyone was so worried about me getting a visit from... whoever visits you when you have a banned substance. DEA, maybe?
Anyway, thankfully I got no visits from any fedgov reps or anything. Same thing w/iodine. Common chemical used in countless amateur chemistry experiments but the goddamn dope fiends/cooks abusing it made IT illegal too.
|08-26-2013 01:22 PM|
Turbonique on the loose again! Us oldsters remember their drag axle, strap a thermolene fueled turbine into the rear axle of your Falcon and eat everything insight, just hope you don't need to use the brakes or make a turn.
Then there's the rocket fueled turbo charger, no exhaust backpressure, no power taken from the crank. Kind of like 1960's version of today's nitrous boost.
If you tried to buy Thermolene today, you'd be branded a terrorist and every government agency from the Feds to your local constable would be hunting you. And all you wanted to do was go fast and have fun.
|08-26-2013 12:43 PM|
|08-26-2013 12:30 PM|
|08-26-2013 12:23 PM|
|sedanbob||70 mph in a cart would feel like 200 - I can't even imagine what 200 would feel like... and getting there in 6 seconds wouldn't hardly give you time to soil yourself!|
|08-26-2013 12:04 PM|
|old drag racer||
|07-24-2009 06:01 PM|
When I was a little fart my next door neighbors raced karts. He had a son that was about 5 or 6 years older than me at the time. I think I was about 11 or 12. He had a kart with two MAC 91's w/expansion chambers and God knows what else on it. At the time Interstate 10 was under construction through Beaumont Texas and the completed but unopened sections were a haven for racers on the weekend. You could see anything from gassers, karts, and motorcycles. One Sunday afternoon I was over my neighbors house as they were tuning the kart and they asked me if I wanted to go with them to try it out. I quickly ran home to ask my dad who said yes and we were off. When we got there one of my other neighbors had his gold 55 Chevy gasser and was making loud passes down the concrete. Buddy who was my neighbors son made a few passes with his kart, and a few adjustments returned and asked me to sit on his lap. I did and he scared the holy cra* out of me. I have no idea how fast he went, but it was fast.
The very next weekend I was over Randy Blackwell's house as he was working on his 55 Chevy gasser....and yes he asked me to go with him and his brother out to the unfinished interstate. Randy went on to have several cars he raced. I think that and the weekend before sealed my interest in cars.
|07-24-2009 02:56 PM|
Is he going to actually ride that death machine or hang it on the wall as a conversation piece?
|07-24-2009 08:48 AM|
I could see running the engines on a modern lay-down type cart, the type w/4-wheel disc brakes and full aerodynamics.
The cart- as pictured- would become airborne over some (yet to be determined) critical speed, I'm pretty sure.
That same layout was de rigueur in the '60's, and could be found w/engines ranging from Tecumseh and B&S 3-1/2 HP to West Bend 6 HP, to Mac 91's and 101's, B-Bombs and Komet's that did haul serious A.
But we're talking 100 mph or so, this deal could be capable of way over twice that, easily- power-wise.
|07-24-2009 08:28 AM|
|Apache_Boy||I want one lol, I'd be at the track every weekend if it went that fast. Racing for pinks? Or a thing of cash? either way it would be super fun.|
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