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Dyno Failure

Discussion in 'WHOOPS!!' started by shucker1, April 29, 2017.

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  1. shucker1

    shucker1 Elite Explorer

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  3. MONMIX

    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I will save you all some trouble.
    Fast forward to about 0:50.
     
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    Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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    that's makes for a great day...holy ball of flame!:burnout:
     
  5. Barry Trobaugh

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    Exciting to say the least. I would have loved to hear the actual sounds at the very moment
     
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  6. Mbrooks420

    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    I’m surprised they don’t have some fire suppression directly above the engine bay.
     
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    Or a fire extinguisher right next to it. Amateur and super dangerous.
     
  8. Mbrooks420

    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    Yeah he definitely looked super panicked. I’d always be expecting a fiery meltdown.
     
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    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    @shucker1
    I worked in a dyno test lab for a number of years, with 3 dynos running each capable of having an engine ready at either end of the dyno shaft. Never once had a fire, but one incident, happened at around midnight, an END-864 Mack Truck engine, big V-8, threw a rod through it's block, the rod was about as thick as my wrist! Pieces of the block and pistons were thrown the length of the dyno room, some embedded in the block wall!

    Night guy, working alone, it scared be-Jesus out of him, he quit the next day! imp
     
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    I did a bunch of systems upgrades at a major aerospace manufacturer. They had test rigs between 500-800hp that were designed to test then bearings they manufactured. They also had 8 rigs that load tested the single balls and separate rigs to test the bearing races.
     
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  12. toypaseo

    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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    "Thankfully we are prepared for such emergencies and we keep Fire Extinguishers Near By"

    one guy gets one after a while
    one guy disappears
    one guy grabs one that is close

    :wtf:
     
  13. Mbrooks420

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    What do you think, a set of plug wires and a can of foaming Engine Brite? :snicker:
     
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  14. shucker1

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    @imp ,

    A long time ago I had the opportunity to meet and work with one of the design engineers from the old Mount Vernon, Ohio Foundry where the big Cooper Bessemer stationary engines were made.

    I asked him how they came up with the design for these machines. We are talking about 1950's - 60's engineering so No Computers only slide rules. (You know what that is right?) LOL.

    Simply put:

    Engineers would come up with a concept unit and cast one out and build it.

    Take it to the test bunker and run it till it blew up. Go in pick up all the left over parts and figure out what failed.

    The component would be 25% stronger or larger on the next test.

    This process was repeated unit a design unit could run 125% or more load for 72 hours continuous with out failure.

    Production models were issued from that design.

    Sounds like my kind of job where you get to force a 6'000 HP engine to have a "Cast Iron Shit Fit".
     
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    Some timing chains simple fix:)
     
  16. Mbrooks420

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    I’d rather have timing chain issues than a bad transmission. At least I could do the chains myself.
     
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    That engine was running hot.
     
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