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Old 12-12-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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homemade flame thrower kit(how?) dont flame me for this, pls?+ more

i heard somewere that if you connect a spark plug to the tip of your muffler and connect the spark plug to a battery it would cause flames to come out?
im not sure can someone help?
dont flame im just young and curious
i dont wanna buy cus its expensive and takes too long to arrive
i think its would be cool to do this to my dad's off road truck so that we go camping, we can have roasted weenies and smores haha
but the real reason is that we need extra lighting going through the trail, its muddy and its also dark out in the middle of nowere, and it i might as well do this cus its cooler haha
but it would be cool
thanks for helping
flame if you want i guess

plus im thinking of working on an old corolla coupe that my uncle is giving to me if i want it or else it will be scrapped, i think its a 71 but anyways im thinking of getting a conversion done to change the leaf springs to coil overs but it would take to long to find parts, can a leap springed car handle well like drift and drive through mountain roads? i heard about a panhard bar it does something to the leap springs, i think it causes it to sway or stop turning like a boat, not sure but is it a good idea to convert to coil over suspension or stay with leap spring?
and the steering of this car is still non power steering, so i wanna get it converted to power steering, i want the wheels to spring back straight when i turn the wheel, how is that done, i cant ask my dad cus he is out of the country and has no time to contact me
thanks for the help

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Old 12-12-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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That's the dumbest thing I ever heard, I'm pretty sure the gasses that come out of your engine aren't flamable.

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Old 12-12-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jedimario
I'm pretty sure the gasses that come out of your engine aren't flamable.

Yeah I second that. The only gases that come out are waste products of combustion, like nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. I doubt they can catch fire.

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:05 AM   #4
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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Well actually the flames don't come out ALL the time, pretty much only when you sit there a rev the engine and it shoots raw fuel out the exhaust. Not the best idea for lighting in a wooded area though I would think.

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Old 12-13-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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I see ads for exhaust flame throwers all of the time...they go for $120...but if you don't want to buy one, find out how to make a flamethrower, and make an extra pipe...

As for leaf springs...I believe that the Corvette C6 has them, and it handles pretty nice

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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Yes You can..

I have a 1998 eagle talon TSi AWD TuRBO/Honda Eg Hatch.. I Plugged a spark plug in the back of the muffler one wire to a switch the other to a solid 12v. Wen you are at a high RPM TRIGGER THE SWITCH and enjoy the fireworks..!!
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:43 AM   #8
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Call me crazy but if flammable things are coming out of your tailpipe your engine isn't running correctly. There are kits that shoot gas out to make flames, and racecars often backfire, but I'm pretty sure that if you can ignite your exhaust you need a tune. As somebody said, you might be running rich.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:38 AM   #9
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like others have said, it takes stomping the gas to get a flame thrower workin by just puttin a spark plug in the gas.
if you would like to be able to throw a little (1-8 foot) flame, anytime you want to, run a propane set up. set the spark plug and the energy source up the same exact way, but instead of using the throttle to start it, you use a switch attached to the dash. i use 16 ga. wire all the way around on every car and truck ive done. to make things easier set the propane up with a sylinoid that is also activated by the same switch, and you will be good to go anytime you feel like. just flip the switch and watch the heads turn.
best way, is if you have a truck, run 6 inch stacks, or whichever you prefer, you will get a louder rumble, and MUCH larger flames.
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