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Posted: 9/7/2010 9:22:09 PM EDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3iyOvLXxF0&feature=related

towards the end. You can obviously see fire.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:31:00 PM EDT
Looks like fule leak.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:31:05 PM EDT
ruptured/leaking fuel line?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:35:09 PM EDT
I've never seen a radial engine with the rows so straight and not staggered.
Here is how multi row radials are supposed to look.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:38:17 PM EDT
Looks to me like it was too awesome for one vehicle.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:38:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:39:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sailsail:
I've never seen a radial engine with the rows so straight and not staggered.
Here is how multi row radials are supposed to look.



Fancy valve covers and its the same thing, Duh.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:42:06 PM EDT
Blew an exhaust manifold or fuel line.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:43:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:51:28 PM EDT
The comments with the video said that the tractor was converted from diesel to methanol. I may be wrong but I believe that methanol burns blue. Those were orange flames. If it was a liquid fire, wouldn't the bucket brigade have spread it across the ground?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:53:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
A bucket brigade?


And they weren't even trained well enough to form a line and spill half of the water passing it down the line. Amateurs.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:56:59 PM EDT
Where do I get fire extinguishers like those???
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:00:55 PM EDT
Sure looks and sounds like a valve failure which led to obviously much larger problems.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:06:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 10:08:43 PM EDT by Schadenfreuda]
Blew a valve.

They REALLY suck.

The Rolling Stones that is.


Originally Posted By sailsail:
I've never seen a radial engine with the rows so straight and not staggered.
Here is how multi row radials are supposed to look.


NOT a real "radial" engine.

It looked like (6) V8's arranged in a star, and it probably had a centralized driven gear that went to a tranny.

Technically, it was just a few V8's tied-together with duct tape and lutefisk.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:18:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schadenfreuda:
Blew a valve.

They REALLY suck.

The Rolling Stones that is.


Originally Posted By sailsail:
I've never seen a radial engine with the rows so straight and not staggered.
Here is how multi row radials are supposed to look.


NOT a real "radial" engine.

It looked like (6) V8's arranged in a star, and it probably had a centralized driven gear that went to a tranny.

Technically, it was just a few V8's tied-together with duct tape and lutefisk.



It's 7, 6-cylinder engines. It's neat and all, but that's a shit-pot of machinery that's gotta all be running perfectly.

Radial engines always have an odd number of cylinders in each "row". This engine has the 6 "rows" all together on a common block.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:39:30 PM EDT
It's a Russian motor

'nuff said
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:24:40 PM EDT
Looks like it dropped a cylinder(s), then an oil fire.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:00:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By inthe605:
Looks to me like it was too awesome for one vehicle.

"maybe it was too big"


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:03:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sailsail:
I've never seen a radial engine with the rows so straight and not staggered.
Here is how multi row radials are supposed to look.



Pure mechanical art of the highest order!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:46:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Schadenfreuda:
Blew a valve.

They REALLY suck.

The Rolling Stones that is.


Originally Posted By sailsail:
I've never seen a radial engine with the rows so straight and not staggered.
Here is how multi row radials are supposed to look.


NOT a real "radial" engine.

It looked like (6) V8's arranged in a star, and it probably had a centralized driven gear that went to a tranny.

Technically, it was just a few V8's tied-together with duct tape and lutefisk.




lol. Coming from MN that is hilarious
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