You learn from what's killing you.

June 25, 2009

This scares me...

Ok, in a magazine i happened to be looking at, there is an article on doin some easy fab stuff. It's for exhaust and this is one of the pix with the article.

Ok, I look at this pic and I see a cast iron connecting rod welded (Mig it looks like) to a steel frame. Then with a plate welded to the other end. I DON'T CARE IF THIS IS A TEST STAND OR WHATEVER, but that setup is the most dangerous thing i have seen in a long time.
First off rigid mouting a small block chevy into a hot rod frame is dumb, but using a cast iron piece and welding it to steel is a RECIPE FOR FAILURE.
Now, i have rigged all kinds of shit in my life, and i was hoping that this wasn't a real car.
but low and behold, next page, this is a complete car.

Who ever decided that this was a good idea to put into print is fuckin crazy. Am I wrong?
I don't think so.

10 comments:

By Hand and By Brain said...

maybe the welds are sylicon bronze? HA HA-effin crazy...leg breaker.
J-

Torch said...

Ludicrous.

Ride on,
Torch

boonie said...

True, Dave, to put it into print and encourage others is almost more asinine than the actual fabrication...Anybody who has tried welding cast to steel knows there's no fusion with any structural integrity...

luke said...

sketch indeed.

andy said...

popin and spittin! how could anyone think this is a good idea?

Chris / Blue Collar Moto said...

Thats some funny shit! Posted a pic of a engine flying threw the air the other day. May of been the same guy. Soon to be a member of the gimp club.

steve said...

unfortunately, there are alot of guys that will see that and think that it is just amazing, and say "why didnt I think of that". Stupid shit like that pisses me off!

Wes Drelleshak Photography said...

I saw this to and was shaking my head...I bet someone told him not to do it too.

Nads said...

Stupid fucking ratrodders, Darwininning their way to oblivion.

stag party jackets said...

they did a lot of drugs in those days...