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    1. Member Cousin Eddie's Avatar
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      04-05-2012 11:55 PM #1
      Mine does.

      Decided to mount the GoPro on the back of the Datsun tonight for her maiden voyage of the season. Little 3rd gear pull. Car has a modified L series with triple webers, cam, full exhaust etc.

      Wait for it..... Waaaaiiittt for itt.....


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      04-05-2012 11:59 PM #3
      lol! my old beetle did but I doubt my current car does. funny vid.
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      04-06-2012 12:08 AM #4
      My Trans Am does - both sides to the ground, pretty spectacular at night from what I've been told.
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      04-06-2012 12:08 AM #5
      Well everyone was always telling me my car shoots fire. If I get on the throttle hard and it spits flames some excited kids or car guy always pull up next to me and "Holy **** your car just shot flames back there!" so I decided to get a vid and see for myself.

      Here's another one rowing the gears. I decided to do some Steve McQueen up-shifting a la Bullitt just for fun.

      Sorry for the "clicking" sound that's the camera picking up the fuel pump. And I know the video is black, it's night-time. Deal with it, it's for the sound (poor quality but still sound).


    6. 04-06-2012 12:13 AM #6
      toyota v6 with rich stock fueling values + 3 foot exhaust and welded thrush* muffler = flames
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      04-06-2012 12:15 AM #7
      Oh and i'm well aware that the triple carbs are running way too rich. I have some work to do in that department including a new intake/exhaust manifold gasket and a fuel pressure regulator.

    8. 04-06-2012 12:24 AM #8
      Does your car spit flames?
      YES!!.




      Nissan/Datsun

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      04-06-2012 12:26 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeeDoubleU View Post
      YES!!.

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      A buddy of mine has one of those. Cool little hatches, they fly!

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      04-06-2012 12:27 AM #10
      My bike (BMW K75 triple) will do it on deceleration through the stock exhaust. First generation electronic fuel-injection has it's glitches and loopholes. If I hold the throttle sliiightly open (enough to trip the throttle position switch) on deceleration it will pop a flame as it passes through 3500RPM almost every time.

      Good fun when I'm downshifting each gear coming up to a red light.

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      04-06-2012 12:31 AM #11
      lined up next to my dad in his B7 A4 wagon, and i was in my mk3 Jetta GLX on the way home from college. when it turned green, on my way up to the 60mph speed limit, i was on it hard and my dad noticed blue flames on the upshifts. thought it was pretty cool.

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      04-06-2012 12:35 AM #12
      Well get the GoPros out fellas, let's see some vids!

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      04-06-2012 12:42 AM #13
      very cool

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      04-06-2012 01:15 AM #14
      Don't RX-8's throw flames stock?

    15. 04-06-2012 01:17 AM #15
      i think all wankels do
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      04-06-2012 01:18 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      lined up next to my dad in his B7 A4 wagon, and i was in my mk3 Jetta GLX on the way home from college. when it turned green, on my way up to the 60mph speed limit, i was on it hard and my dad noticed blue flames on the upshifts. thought it was pretty cool.

      12v vr, 268 cams, high-flow cat, cat-back exhaust for reference.
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      04-06-2012 01:20 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Pool Runner View Post
      Don't RX-8's throw flames stock?
      Quote Originally Posted by DrFrisker View Post
      i think all wankels do
      No, no, no!

      Those aren't flames, those are hot apex seal remnants!

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      04-06-2012 01:24 AM #19
      Sadly, Yes.


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      04-06-2012 01:31 AM #20
      I always like things like this





      Quote Originally Posted by wantacad View Post
      hey now, unbolting the rear bumper, dropping the beam and gas tank to change out an exhaust hanger is perfectly normal.

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      04-06-2012 01:44 AM #21
      510? Pics or... tits...or something man!

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    22. 04-06-2012 02:19 AM #22
      Mine does. I was playing on an off ramp one night and a Mercedes got on my ass, wanting to play. Not knowing what it was, I down shift, punch it and hear what can omly be described as a bang.

      Mercedes is up my ass. I shift to 3rd and see a flash in the rearview. The Merc backs off and I realize it's a ****ing e55. Way out of my speed league.

      So, my car shot a fireball and he was like 3 feet off my bumper. He pulls up alongside and gives me a **** face. . I laughed, gave him a thumbs up, which he grudgingly returned and we went on our way.
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      04-06-2012 02:50 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeeDoubleU View Post
      YES!!.




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      that thing looks like pure fun. I wanna drive it haha

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      04-06-2012 05:39 AM #24
      Do like


      Pictures of said flame-thower?

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      04-06-2012 09:50 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by SGLoki View Post
      510? Pics or... tits...or something man!
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      Pictures of said flame-thower?
      Here's a pic:



      And some tits as requested...


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      04-06-2012 09:55 AM #26
      My old 210 would if you got off the gas at high revs.

      Stock motor with a completely open exhaust all the way through.

      The 740 doesnt shoot fire, but if you're engine braking and goose the throttle you can definitely hear it popping.

    27. 04-06-2012 10:28 AM #27
      About ten years ago I was still daily-ing an '85 Saab turbo. I had the boost turned up and added fuel pressure regulator from a non-turbo Saab to deliver a bit more fuel. Somewhere along the way I also found a one-piece stainless straight pipe for it (getting that home was interesting).

      Anyway, not exactly precise tuning. But great for shooting flames on an upshift from high revs. Best part was that it did this for a long time before I ever noticed... the flame events didn't usually make much noise.

      All in all, a very intimidating combination with the black "SPG" package the car had. Much more so that the car really warranted, I am sure.
      call it potatography

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      04-06-2012 11:16 AM #29



      umad?

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      04-06-2012 11:17 AM #30
      no
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      04-06-2012 11:23 AM #31
      Lol, no.

      When I was younger we had a '69 VW bus that'd had a Super Beetle engine swapped in at some point. It was a bit tired, but had headers and a side-exit exhaust with a glass pack and would occasionally shoot out flames that were 1-2 feet long after lifting or when shifting.

      We lived in kind of a ritzy area (back where all the service sector people lived). At lights people would occasionally roll down their windows and say things like, "Excuse me, did you know your car was shooting out flames back there?" We would just nod and say something like, "Yeah, it does that."
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

    32. 04-06-2012 11:40 AM #32
      What is the legality of cars throwing flames? Anyone every been pulled over?

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      04-06-2012 11:40 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Mine does.


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      04-06-2012 12:16 PM #34
      Right before I sold it. Just a pop in the video, but every now and then I'd hear a pretty big "pwuf" coming from the tail pipe.


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      04-06-2012 12:46 PM #35
      My FD RX7 used to always shoot flames...it was fun! No videos though :/

      I'm pretty sure my Buell shoots flames on decelleration. It pops pretty damn loud repetitively and the exhaust isnt that long. Sadly, there's no place to mount the gopro on it to take a video of said popping/possible flames.

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