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Thats the way we did it (archive)

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Posted by Ken on April 27, 2000 at 17:50:43:

In Reply to: Flames, Ok, I think they use to do it like this. posted by K.C.K. on April 26, 2000 at 22:45:21:

: If your car is like mine it runs alittle rich. If I remember correctly, the street rodders use to run a spark plug wire back to a plug about 4" from the end of the exhaust. When you lift to shift unburnt fuel is pushed out the valves through the exhaust. If the plug has power you will have fire. With the fuel tank right there I would keep the fire to a min. If you have to know put up a second post and I will ask the old man with the 34 Ford.
: Best of Luck.
: K.C.K.

: : I recently saw an ad for a company that makes a kit you you can adapt so when you shift a flame comes out of the exhaust. The kit is about 80 bucks and is usually for only carbed cars but he says he has got it to work, what do you guys think, this is what he said:

: : the kit is designed to SHUT OFF your ignition and allow the unburned carb gases
: : to flow down the pipes and ignite in the rear. I don't know the particulars of
: : the 74 tii inj system, but if it's like my 1974 142DL volvo, you CAN shut off
: : power to the distributor and the sensor at the bottom of the dist will continue
: : to provide a timing pulse to the EFI controls to continue injecting.

: : Does this sound right at all, I know this isn't very 2002ish, but I think it would be kinda cool, I still have the pic of that turbo shooting flames out of the rear of his car and would love to look the same. Any ideas comments, I don't care, flame me if you want (ha I thought it was funny, anyway...)
: : thanks
: : cavan
: : 74 tii with panasports, custom exhaust, front spoiler, stereo, m touches, and hopefully new suspension first

The sparkplug in the tailpipe was the preferred method in the 50's and 60's. Since I used the original fuel tank in the cowl on my 31 Ford I only split the seam on a muffler...It took a wiring fault to bubble up all that candy apple red paint.
Years later I got to watch my Mercedes with a cracked carb muont go up in flames.
Now I'm cruising around in a 74 tii which smells like a molotov coctail with the windows up........Some people never learn.


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