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Terrific engine explosion

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  1. AnotherDunneDeal

    AnotherDunneDeal F1 Veteran

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    This is a link to a picture when the engine of my buddy Eddie Hills top fuel dragster engine let go at Dallas about three years ago--maybe four.

    http://www.toytrump.com/p53-225-318-nhra-race-image-eddie-hill-rare.htm.

    I was reading the post the other day about top fuel dragster stats and thought that this is good example of just how powerful a 5000 hp engine can be when it lets go.

    Just click on the link and enlarge the picture. Completely blew the heads, supercharger, headers and intake manifold toatally off of the car. Pieces of pistons, the lower part of the block and bits of the crankshaft had to picked up for 30 minutes after it exploded. Horrific sound.
     
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  3. AnotherDunneDeal

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    I believe it is the 6th or 7th print on this page.

    Eddie Hill explosion.
     
  5. Doody

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    fwiw,
    doody.
     
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    damn
     
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  8. WJHMH

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    "AAAUGGGHHH.....FIRE BAD!!!!"
     
  9. AnotherDunneDeal

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    Not as good as this example but I can remember witnessing 2 really great (bad) engine failures that were impressive to watch:

    1. Ferrari 308GTB race car went bang right in front of me ... you could see the bottom internals of the engine ... oops!

    2. Ford Falcon GT coupe went bang in a big way and just stopped dead with a huge cloud of smoke ... assume not much left of that engine also.

    3. I'll include my own worst one ... when I broke a crank at 8000rpm. You could wiggle the crank front around (after it had cooled down). Everything fncked ... engine never ran again! One of the largest bangs I have ever heard!

    Pete
     
  11. AnotherDunneDeal

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    Referring back to the drag race stats post. This is what happens when that T/F engine expires early. BTW, he did another one just like this one the next week at Houston. Found out that the racing block of the engine had a flaw in the casting and it suffered a weakening of the lower end. Cars that run on the edge like these do cannot have a weak point anywhere in the engine.....no forgiveness, just a massive explosion.
     
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  13. abarre

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    We were dyno testing a Winston Cup Chevy 355 (one of Richard Childress's if memory serves) when it threw a rod at 6000 RPM. What an expensive mess....
     

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