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Old 03-31-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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I have always been a fan of flamethrowers of old custom rods and was just wondering how many people would think of this as a disgrace on a 2000 SSEi or would it be the coolest thing ever seen?? Don't degrade me if this is a horrible question I am just wondering what others think.
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If its not on an older muscle car from the 50'* - early 60'* I dont think it looks right. But to each his own. Plus Im sure alot will bash on it cuz of the Fast and the Furious.
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"Flashpaks" are pretty sweet. I thought about doing them on my '95 SSEi. If you do do them make sure you do them right. There are kits out there that you can get that will help control the flame. The trick with these kits is you rev your engine to usually 3000rpm or higher and then throw a switch. IT cuts fuel to a cylinder and allows the fuel to collect in the tail pipe where it is ignited by another plug. If you still have a catalytic converter on your car it is highly recommended that you don't do this. The fuel will collect in the Cat and could possibly ignite there instead of at the tips. You would also go thru Cats quite quickly.

Long story short, I think they would look alright. Not quite as nice as on an old Studebaker but nicer than if they were on a Camary.
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Oh and dont forget when it does let the motor run rich it will wash the gasoline of the cylinder walls, so you would have to change your oil sooner than normal. Cheeck out Trucks tv'* website, they just had a show about it and how to install it.
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I think it would be awesome, especialy at night, just big o flames shootin out.
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Oh and dont forget when it does let the motor run rich it will wash the gasoline of the cylinder walls, so you would have to change your oil sooner than normal. Cheeck out Trucks tv'* website, they just had a show about it and how to install it.
LOL That'* where I saw all this.
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we must all have the same exact mind cuz I just saw that episode too. the website for the kit is at autoloc.com. You have to buy some coils and spark plugs but thats it. Just buy chepaos. Yeah you definately can't do it on a catalytic converter car.
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Like they guy said to this would be a nice surprise for tailgaters, that was my reason for wanting to get it
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HEY GUYS, ARE WE NOT THINKING HERE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! There is more than one way to skin a cat you know...

Just put a 20 lb. tank of propane in the trunk and hook it up to the exaust pipe and then put a spark plug or something in there to ignite it when you hit the switch... couldn't be that hard could it???
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you could mount the switch on a spring behind the gas pedal so that when you press it to a certain point it releases the flames, but the spring will still let you push the pedal more.
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