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Post  Jason_WI on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:47 am

Picked this up today. Not too bad of a price. Was there one company doing these as I have seen them before on eBay.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:22 am

You need to affix a little hammer to it along with a sign that reads "Break in case of emergency"

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Post  Admin on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:24 am

cribbs74 wrote:You need to affix a little hammer to it along with a sign that reads "Break in case of emergency"

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Post  batjac on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:06 am

Nooooooooo!!!!!!!

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Post  WingingIt74 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:33 pm

Too bad you can't get it out... the NV is crooked lol!
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Post  pkrankow on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:19 pm

Piston is at TDC, good chance it survived the freezing process.

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Post  nitroairplane on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:18 pm

Set it free Jason!

Engines looks just as good in air as they do in a block of plastic.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:25 pm

There is too much risk to ruining it, he'll have to keep it as is.
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Post  Propaplace on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:30 pm

Man! Bet you gonna' catch heck trying ta' hand crank this one!! L.O.L.!!
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Post  dckrsn on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:40 pm

These things have always kinda creeped me out.affraid
Don't ever wanna see a Venom like that.
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Post  sdjjadk on Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:27 am

That's neat. But why would someone do that to what looks like a perfectly good Tee Dee?
And I second the "Break In Case Of Emergency" sign.
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Post  sdjjadk on Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:31 am

pkrankow wrote:Piston is at TDC, good chance it survived the freezing process.

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Hopefully the crank port wasn't open when they poured the resin. affraid
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Post  Jason_WI on Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:06 am

It will not be removed. Will make a good conversation piece. I bet one could remove it if needed without destroying it. The carb body might be the only casualty.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:45 am

nitroairplane wrote:Set it free Jason!

Engines looks just as good in air as they do in a block of plastic.

I agree, in fact they look better! Plus you can put the spinner on it.
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Post  SuperDave on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:43 pm

lol! Claim the engine shown is encased in Krytonite from Superman's home planet and watch the value soar on Flea-bay.


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Post  Jason_WI on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:45 am

The more I look at this the more I want to set it free and run it. The pour job was poorly done and the cube is more like a parallelgram. The NV is crooked which looks bad anyway.

I have looked and liquid nitrogen can freeze, hit it with a hammer and it will break open. Acetone will also dissolve the lucite.

Any suggestions?
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:59 am

I can't remember/don't know what type of resin that is, likely a polyester?

I do remember DIY hobby kits you could buy to do this with that were popular in the 70's, likely what this is...some kid probably did it over Christmas vacation.

I'd saw off as much excess as you could and plunk it in a jar of Acetone and let it set for several days, done!
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Post  RknRusty on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:16 am

Mark Boesen wrote:...I'd saw off as much excess as you could and plunk it in a jar of Acetone and let it set for several days, done!
+1 on that. That'll clean it inside and out. Even if you bust it out, it'll probably still need an acetone soak.

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Post  pkrankow on Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:54 pm

Definitely saw it first, this will save acetone.  Be careful, the refraction is going to mess you up while cutting, so take it slow.

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Post  WingingIt74 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:03 pm

Places that do that kind of encasement may also be able to set it free (to a degree...)
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Post  Jason_WI on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:10 am

Slowly melting it away. Might need more acetone. Should be done in a few days. Then fire it up. What a gooey mess.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:22 am

 It only took the princess just a few seconds to remove the carbonite from Han Solo... Wink

Looking forward to seeing it run, I wonder how far into the case that stuff seeped in to.
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Post  Jason_WI on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:48 am

Probably seeped into the crankcase. It will take some time to get it all cleaned out. Acetone is some nasty stuff.
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Post  dinsdale on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:50 pm

Acetone won't have any ill effect at all on the metal. It'll probably eat any plastic bits though, and might effect any "O" rings.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:54 pm

If you get a 5 gallon bucket and a chemical pump, flowing acetone will probably eat it away quicker. Magnetic mixer would work too.
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