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  • #31
    Geez Jeff I outta tell ya about a couple of people I spoke to on the Internet who shared a love for making mini cannons!!

    I like using gas myself. Dribble a little down the throat to get a setting engine going. Little word though on whatever easily lightable fluid you guys use; too much fuel a slight leak at the manifold or base gasket, and a hot exhaust manifold can bring real trouble real fast. LOL, dont ask how I know this, but luckily I was able to extinguish the an exhaust manifold fire with rags on a flattie six before it got too out of control. [B)]


    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
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    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    • #32
      Saw the tire trick once when I had some bead-lock type HD towing tires that needed re-seating - never seen it before, but kinda freaked me out - worked though.

      As for diesels, I wouldn't use starting fluid. When I used to earn my living as a heavy equipment mechanic, we'd just us a rag soaked in gasoline over the air filter to get a diesel going - might crack the injector nuts if the system had been open, but I'd never run a diesel on starting fluid trying to bleed injectors...YMMV

      If a car has been sitting, I like to fill the bowl through the vent (if it's accessible) so I can get the accelerator pump working. If it's just being cantankerous & doesn't want to start, then the quick-start stuff comes out, but I start very slowly & try to use the least amount possible. A good strong battery helps every time too.

      Daddy always said, if yer gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough & I'm one tough sumbitch!
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      Daddy always said, if yer gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough & I\'m one tough sumbiatch!

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      • #33
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        Geez Jeff I outta tell ya about a couple of people I spoke to on the Internet who shared a love for making mini cannons!!


        PLEASE do NOT encourage Jeff! He seems to "f-up" with out our help! BOSEG!


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        • #34
          I ar uh perfeshnul
          Jeff[8D]


          quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop

          Geez Jeff I outta tell ya about a couple of people I spoke to on the Internet who shared a love for making mini cannons!!

          PLEASE do NOT encourage Jeff! He seems to "f-up" with out our help! BOSEG!
          Jim
          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

          Jeff


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          • #35
            The spud gun thing sure brings back memories. I learned how to make them out of pop cans and duct tape. Where might you ask. The electronic shop of the state highway patrol.
            Denny L

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            • #36
              My son raced go-karts for 8 years and WD-40 is all we ever used. The engines ran on methanol and in the winter that stuff don't atomize like gasoline! We would squirt WD-40 down the exhaust header while pulling the crank and the thing would fire right up! The overlap on the valves was enough to pull the WD-40 into the combustion chamber.

              1955 President one owner
              Moncks Corner, SC

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