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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hope the guy was OK though...

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Saw it before, I don't remember if it was on here or not.

On another forum, I read that it was actually just the glove that flew off and the guy's hand/wrist were okay...and he raced again later that day.

Edit: That's Brock Davidson, he was just testing the zx14 and I'm 100% sure he still has both hands.

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http://www.brockracing.com/media/brockatco_NEW.wmv

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Never seen it.

I watched it 8 times. What was that thing that popped out from under the tank?

Jim, there's an orange flash and you can see the gas tank pop up and toss something at him. That definately wasn't a glove.... unless someone put a glove under there.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 10:10 PM
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It was a piece of the airbox from the nitrous backfire. It can happen to cars or bikes, on bikes it usually destroys the airbox...that's the piece you saw fly out. Sometimes the explosions are so bad that the tanks get launched clean off the bike. I've also seen intake manifolds blow through hoods and land 50 yards away. Oh and I edited to include the vid from the other angle just after you posted.
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Oh sh*t! That angle was worse. Man, that's some serious pressure in that engine. Good thing the tank didn't get launched. I can just see the sucker exploding and causing some serious injury.

How often does this sort of thing happen?

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It's pretty rare. I know a lot of nitrous users, but only a couple that have had nitrous backfires. It only happened to me once in my car over years of spraying, but mine only destroyed the air box and mass air sensor. The backfires only happen with wet nitrous kits due to fuel puddling in the intake manifold and exploding. It usually only happens on really high horsepower shots. It can happen from a leaking fuel solenoid or spraying at too low of an RPM, or coming on and off the throttle quick while on the nitrous.

Check out what it did to this ZO6. This guy's foot came off the throttle when the spray hit initially, then he mashed back on the gas and it blew up. http://www.spdkilz.net/Video-Audio/C...es'Z06.wmv

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Holy crap he messed that beautiful machine up. I want to know how he explains that incident to the insurance company.

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That looks expensive. Shit, I'm kinda surprised the guys were just hanging around while the car was on fire. Weren't they worried about more shit blowing up?

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That looks expensive. Shit, I'm kinda surprised the guys were just hanging around while the car was on fire. Weren't they worried about more shit blowing up?
Yeah, also the driver, you could see him hestitate as if he can't leave his vette, then he feels that fire and hauls ass .

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That looks expensive. Shit, I'm kinda surprised the guys were just hanging around while the car was on fire. Weren't they worried about more shit blowing up?
Gotta wait until the fuel rails and lines empty, or they would just spread the fire with the extinguisher. And once it's that bad...there isn't really too much you can do to save the car.
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The first time I saw that vid, the caption claimed that it was the piston that came through the top of the engine. Jim are you sure it was the airbox?

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yep nearly 100%...they ran the bike again later that day.

Brock is on a forum I post on once in a while, I can just ask him next time I see him on.
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Yep, I posted this a while ago. Always cool to see though.

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yep nearly 100%...they ran the bike again later that day.

Brock is on a forum I post on once in a while, I can just ask him next time I see him on.
Yup...yup... If you think about it, it would be damn near impossible for that to be a piston.

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I think if it was a piston, you'd see an arm go with it, and the video Jim posted with the other angle shows he's not missing an arm.

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I think if it was a piston, you'd see an arm go with it, and the video Jim posted with the other angle shows he's not missing an arm.
Its pretty hard to get the piston to come through the valve terrane and the head. I think you woudl have to see a much bigger explosion than that.
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