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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel of Death

Painful to watch but also fun. Made my stomach turn a bit while I waited for it to happen. You have to watch to see what I am talking about.

What Happens When You Run an Engine Out of Oil? It Explodes! Wheel of Death, Vol. 1 is Here.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 07:38 PM
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I'm not a fan of those hosts. And you can tell the West Tech guy was not thrilled about intentionally blowing the motor.
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It's just a small block Chevy, no loss
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I can't believe they left all the other stiff sitting around the motor knowing they were going to blow it up.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 08:32 PM
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I'm not a fan of those hosts. And you can tell the West Tech guy was not thrilled about intentionally blowing the motor.
More likely he was anticipating cleaning up after.

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Would have been better with most anyone else as a host, those guys belong in a warehouse driving a fork lift, or loading vending machines.
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During my time at the.. ahem.. Chevy dealership... we used to get terds traded in during the push, pull, or drag gigs. We'd take the ones with bad engines that made Juju music, drain the oil, fire them up, and place bets on how long they'd run. It was all fun and games until a Pontiac Grand Am quad 4 engine threw a rod through the pan- it bounced off the floor and lodged itself in the drywall roughly 2' from a tech that was watching!! Thus ended our version of the 'wheel of death'!
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lol......a friend had a Kawasaki dirt bike that was constantly breaking down, he kept pliers, screw drivers and electrical tape with it. One day he was a couple minutes into a trail ride when it broke down, after he had spent hours working on it. He whipped out the electrical tape, cracked the throttle wide open and wrapped the tape around the handle and walked away. Everyone there said it only lasted about 5 seconds before the rod, piston and crank grenadded itself.
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It would have been better with some high speed camera shots ala Mythbusters. Oh, and those two need to never step in front of a camera ever again.

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