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70 MPH LJ20

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:25 pm
by Jimny
Oops I moved the part about the expansion chamber to the "Expansion Chamber" thread and somehow I deleted this thread completely. :shock:

Sorry Folks :bang: :Chain: :gun: :flamer: :flush:

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:35 pm
by Smuz
Fat-fingering the keyboard agin?


Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:37 pm
by Jimny
My beer bottle fell on it.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!! :beer:

Stick to something

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:34 pm
by russmehl
As long as it is your story your sticking to.... not the wall or the floor or the car in front of you.... sticky business.

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:57 am
by Jimny
LOL!! Damn super glue!

70 mph lj

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:23 am
by Idahopaul
hay, maybe that guy that said he had the ticket in the glove box tried puting his transfer case in backward! :smoke: yeah right huh? well I suppose thats the only way he could have done it. you know put it in four low and then your not reducing ratio, your gaining! just a funny thought. :|

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:39 pm
by Jimny
Yeah never know!!!!! LOL!! :cool:

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:39 pm
by russmehl
I figure that would be about 7 to 8 thousand RPM... kaboom??
Some where I got a picture of what happens when the red line is left way behind... I got to find them!!! (flywheel thru the hood) When I got called to replace the motor, the only thig I salvaged was the generator, the oil pump and the back half of the trans.

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:53 pm
by Jimny
WOW!!! I want to see the pics!!!!! This was on an LJ???

It will be a while before I can dig up the pictures...

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:17 pm
by russmehl
Yes, a poor innocent LJ20O with a 100 Gal tank mounted over the rear wheel wells, the passenger seat removed and a 5hp pump installed, hooked to a spray nozzle off the back. And the widest 15" tires I've ever seen on the back. No front driveshaft. The largest privately owned lawn fertilization co. in MI used it to spray fert. and weed killer on parks, ball diamonds and other acreage in S.E. Michigan. I think they would use low range, 2nd. gear and maybe 3500 rpm to achieve the prescibed rate of application. So, one day, one of the clowns comes back and says the motor just exploded. No, I didn't over rev the thing. (Who Me?) I don't think you could have done a better job with a hand grenade. The flywheel went straight up through the hood cutting a three sided hole and peeling back the fourth side. Destroyed the front of the trans. Shredded the crankcase. I don't remember if the cylinders were intact, but I know they were unusable. Shattered rods, what pistons? Distributor broken off. Generator was ok, fan went into the radiator, with gen. still attached. I might have been able to save the water pump.... I think this would have been 1987... maybe. I got to find my picture book...

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:32 pm
by Smuz
Gawd! I gotta see these pics.

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:08 am
by Jimny
WOW!!!!!!!!!! :shock: oh I beg you for the pics! lol I have got to see this!

Long awaited, but sad, pictures

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:46 pm
by russmehl
Lets see if I can get these pics up on the first try...
Please keep in mind that I didn't do this. The guy that did, managed to explode one of the 2" plastic transfer pumps, filling his leg with shrapnel. Some people just don't know when to stop.

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:16 pm
by Smuz
I think I'm speechless ...............


I don't think dynamite or C-4 coulda dun better.


Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:58 pm
by Jimny
I'm right with ya Smuz! daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!

That little engine came apart!!!! :shock:

Man the case is missing! Look at the firewall it has a heck of a crease!

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:00 pm
by Smuz
I still think Russ did it. He juss ain't admitting to it.

Whadda you all think?

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:01 pm
by Jimny
Bad Russ!


Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:35 pm
by Idahopaul
Im in tears, rolling on the floor, laughing! so, howd you do it? :D
just kidding russ! I often wonder what a rotary engine would look like if you could wind it up enough to explode it, now I think I know.
so, I take it he was flooring it down hill with a full tank?(thinking: wonder if I should shift)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:53 am
by Jimny
I think he was thinking about his date with his girlfriend that he was going to have that night....

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:30 am
by russmehl
If I did this, you would never, never, never see these pics. I'm going to ask my bro to see if he remembers any more of the details. (he was the ops. mngr.) Just thinking about this... if he left it in 1st, low and towed it at 70 mph... where is my calculator....
Besises, Jimny, when this happened I was working on producing children.........................

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:39 am
by Jimny

I was figuring that the guy that did it was thinking about the date he was going to have that night. Not you. He had his mind on something else or just out having fun with it. That wa a LOT of RPM's!!!

Does trailing count as a 70 mph LJ20?

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:49 am
by DrizSki
Okay - so does it count if its on a 20' Big Tex with a Dodge Cummins pulling it?