How to get flames out of your tailpipe??

Discussion in '4X4 Truck Talk and Repairs' started by BLKCLOUD, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    I'm building a 2wd pulling truck for my daughter, it has a BB 454, with a bunch of goodies crammed off in it..runs real good, i'm going to put a couple of chrome stacks on it and would like to be able to shoot some flames out of it right before it pulls..you know to fire up the crowd.:smile2::smile2: I have seen a semi pull on tv before that has a flame thrower rigged up on it. do any of you know what all it consist of?? thanks!!
     
  2. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    A quick search of "exhaust pipe flames" will hook you right up.
     

  3. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Check out some of the rod magazines, rat rod magazines & websites, I have seen them before. It pretty much consists of a propane injector and a spark plug type igniter set-up on each bank controlled by a solenoid and a switch.
     
  4. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    There's a couple of ways of doing this....I dont remember who makes it, but a couple of years ago, on "Trucks" television show, they had a kit to do this. It cuts off your ignition for a second, then i believe it uses spark plugs at the end of the pipe to ignite the unburned gas.....this made pretty flames, but they suggested you change the oil frequently because the unburned gas on the cylinder walls got into the engine oil (a little each time). You could also rig up small propane cylinder with spark plugs (or other type of ignitor) at the end of the pipe. You'll probably need some type of coil to get enough juice to make the spark plugs ignite. I imagine on a semi, they used propane.
     
  5. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    The kit they used on trucks was the "flame thrower" made by Autoloc.
     
  6. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    eat a bunch of hot peppers!:wink: rollo
     
  7. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    as said above the "flame thrower" by autoloc works great
     
  8. Midwest Drifter

    Midwest Drifter New Member

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    Just build a big ole Ford! You will have so much power . The crowd will go nuts.
     
  9. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    I'd get out there and try and pull it by hand before I'd get a ford truck...:smile2:
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    FLAMETHROWER BY AUTOLOC WORKS WELL
     
  11. keyskevin

    keyskevin New Member

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    Friends don't let friends drive Fords.:big_smile:
     
  12. JoshFisher

    JoshFisher New Member

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    haha come on now yall there aint nuttin wrong with fords...
     
  13. ArmyCatfish

    ArmyCatfish New Member

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    damn right aint nothn wrong with ford these other boys are just jealous their chevys and dodges cant keep up
     
  14. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    They all use the same parts from the same suppliers, some are just cheaper then Ford.