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Flame Throwing WITHOUT exhaust?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ne14007, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. ne14007
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 15


    So I have a question. You always see these guys at car shows in these flame thrower contest shooting flames out of their tail pipes and what not. I hear its pretty bad for your engine. Has anyone ever seen or heard of someone doing a flamethrower setup without using the exhaust, or using it, in a way that wouldnt harm the engine?
  2. wristpin
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 48


    propane, good 4 startin forest fires.

    looks better at night
  3. I can almost picture the headlines now :rolleyes:
  4. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,251

    from Michigan

    Napalm would do the trick. Smells good in the morning, too...:D

  5. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,251

    from Michigan

    Ok, a real answer for you. Ya gotta expect a smartass answer or two though, 'cause flamethrowers generally aren't considered to be traditional.

    I think the only reason some say flamethrowers hurt the engine, is because you have to choke the crap out of it to make 'em work...which can wash the oil from the cylinders...not good for lubrication. There are injector-type flamethrowers though, that don't require the engine to be choked...the fuel gets injected directly into the tailpipe.

    I've now ruined my already tenuous position on the Hamb, by helping you and admitting that I know anything at all about flamethrowers.
  6. BillSchmid
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
    Posts: 98

    from Ohio

    I have heard of people using propane, but have never seen it in person to say how well it works.
  7. i have tried different setups over the years and the old way is the safest and i have almost 60,000 miles on my engine with no ill affects i look in side every other time i change plugs with a borascope
  8. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    I'm sure all that extra raw gas is not helping your engine. But even if it actually helped, I gotta ask why? Why have something that shoots flames out that burns paint, expensive tail lights, and scares old women, little kids and dogs? If it made the car go faster I could see that.:D
    Most local shows and even Turkey Run outlawed it. I still don't think they do it there.
  9. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    Flamethrower idea is gay as it gets but could serve a purpose at carshows roasting those silly dolls and stuffed animals.
  10. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,142

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    They are all gay :D Whenever you see guys who shoot flames from their tailpipes run away and tell yourself "I will never be that stupid or gay". :)
  11. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    I have run the hell out of mine since 2006 with no ill effects. I replaced a head gasket 2 years ago and had no scratches, wear or anything. I could still see hone marks, so I call BULLSHIT on the washdown theory.
  12. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,005


    They are good for getting tailgaters off your ass,I have wanted to put them on a car of mine for that reason but never got around to it.
  13. ehdave
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 119


    I'd love em for the same reason but it would probably land you in jail or at least court pretty damn quick!
  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,893

    from Michigan

    Flame throwers don't do nothing for me.....
  15. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    I know of a car that has the most god awuful propane fueled flame throwers on an otherwise cool car. Its ridiculous, looks like 2 Charmglow Gas Grills hangin off the back bumper. IMO ruins a cool car AND they dont even really work that good. You look at it and think "this thing could start a city block on fire" and then, not much happens. Not enough to justify the time and expense anyway. Just my opinion but I think it would be better without it but to each his own.

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  16. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 702


    Pretty common to see some POS Rusted roach shooting flames because that’s all it can do, the only consolation wound be is that it would burn to the ground doing it .
  17. I love Army movies!!! Oh GREASE! That Merc was cool. Pretty LAME on cars. IMO
  18. ne14007
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 15


    Haha, I'm getting the general consensus. Thanks guys. :)
  19. WINNER!! I hate those damn dolls! and even worse, I hate what it says about the old guy that has them all over his beautiful car.
    You will usually see a wrinkled up old sidekick that makes him put them damn dolls all over cause it looks cute and she saw them at the craft show she made him walk all over the day before. gggrrrr, have some balls man!
  20. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

    from guthrie ok

    Flamethrowing is traditional!
  21. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 702


    your one confused young lad

  22. tudorkeith
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 454


    I likr flamethrowers just fine as long as they are on someone elses car.
  23. I did love that smell but it was usually followed by the smell of burnt pork. :eek:

    Oh Ricky by the way your rep is safe with me, not that it makes any difference in the whole scheme of things.

    So is lighting farts if you are a nerd.
  24. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,776


    Not traditional...? Really...? I think folks are confusing 'traditional' with being 'played out'... because they seem pretty traditional to me.

  25. Leevon
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 400

    from Nixa, MO

    How about a zombie cry-baby doll holding a working flamethrower. Now that would be something to see, traditional or not.
  26. Blake,
    I will admit that I did it when I was a kid once. I think that it is a little adolescent for most.

    I don't think that they are a bad thing, maybe a little lame. The raven actually has a pic that he posted about 6 or 7 years ago of me lighting my cigerette with one. I can never get him to dig it out. I guess that it is proof that alcohol and flame throwers is not a good idea. :eek:
  27. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    sorry man, but that can't be a real traditional photograph. No ink, no cuffed Levi's, no vans, no wallet chains, no piercings, no black T-shirts with speed shop logos, chic is not borderline obese or wearing a corset, need I go on?
    And call that cool little jet engine style flame that makes the car looks like it might possibly be futuristic rocket powered traditional? I mean Jesus, we all know that traditional flames should shoot out of half gallon paint cans welded to your tailpipes and look like Marines in Vietnam burning Charlie out of the jungle!
  28. Though, I have seen people shooting flames out of their exhaust pipes, I have yet to see anyone shoot them out of their what nots. I suspect that burnt hair and blistering, in addition to the pain inflicted, to the what not, is why the practice is rarely seen. I understand it is popular with the the Japanese punk rodders.
  29. davidwilson
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 595

    from Tennessee

    put zoomies on - they're flame throwers
  30. 4t7flat
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 266


    Any event that advertises a Flame contest,or Burn out contest,I stay away from.
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