March 26, 2012

What's in the mail today? A flame thrower?!

For years I've had some notes scribbled on a piece of paper on how to make an exhaust flame-thrower. Although I knew it could be done it was when Stacey David showed how on Gearz that I knew I would put it on one of my cars. It's easy enough to set up, only costing a couple used coils, some long thread spark plugs, a push button and some wires. This being 2012 though, someone has made up a really nice kit, with digital controllers and everything included - so I ordered up a HotLicks flame-throwing kit and it showed up today:

I thought, for $140, it wasn't bad. If you sourced a everything new, you'd be out at least that much. Of course like anything, I could have cobbled it together from parts I had laying around the shop - but the older I get, the more I like to use new, quality components in the things I do. It may be 180 degrees from a Porsche, but at least it can be made up of decent parts!

Stay tuned - later this week I'll get at and we'll see if I can get it installed without burning the shop down...

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