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Author Topic: Ever wondered how points ignition works?  (Read 840 times)

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Re: Ever wondered how points ignition works?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 05:05:57 AM »
I like that video!
We have a tradition at new year of shooting with calcium carbide in 6 gallon milk barrels (used until the seventies).
This tradition got a bit out of hand, so now the young guys build their own guns.
Normally they are fired with something glowing on the end of a stick.
I made an electric ignition form a motorcycle ignition coil for my son once (thought that was safer).

Here you can see why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEnNv1RyYf8
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 05:53:54 PM by Jurjen »
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Re: Ever wondered how points ignition works?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 12:20:46 PM »
About 1/2 as loud as the oxy/propane cannon. With the cutting torch and the bottom 1/2 of our engine hoist we fired soft baseballs up onto the side of a mountain and they would roll into a ravine and all the way back down where we would fire them again. Someone got bored waiting for the balls to come down and fired a large rock which started a bit of an avalanche so we stopped doing that.
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