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Post  Jason_WI Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:47 pm

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 Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:22 pm

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 Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:24 pm

@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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:06 am

Nooooooooo!!!!!!!

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Post  WingingIt74 Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:33 am

Too bad you can't get it out... the NV is crooked lol!
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Post  pkrankow Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:19 am

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

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Post  nitroairplane Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:18 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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:25 pm

There is too much risk to ruining it, he'll have to keep it as is.
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Post  Propaplace Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:30 pm

Man! Bet you gonna' catch heck trying ta' hand crank this one!! L.O.L.!!
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Post  dckrsn Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:40 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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:27 pm

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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:31 pm

@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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:06 pm

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 Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:45 pm

@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 Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:43 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 Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:45 pm

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 Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:59 pm

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 Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:16 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 Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:54 am

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 Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:03 am

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 Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:10 pm

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 Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:22 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 Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:48 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 Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:50 am

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 Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:54 am

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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