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Shelby Blows up Dyno and itself


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Ouch

 

 

 

Oh sh*t, that looked nasty.

 

Nasty EXPENSIVE.

 

I wonder how much damage to the car?

 

 

Phill

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Whoa!

But the dyno looked flimsy in the first place...

I feel sorry for the Shelby owner.

At one point, the young guy in the background points to something (that must look bad) and start to go away!

 

 

Ya I thought that it looked a little flimsy .

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I kept watching the video knowing it was going to blow and the anticipation actually caused some anxiety. Damn..... it's like watching a bomb go off.

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my first thought was - what kind of dyno is that?

 

 

It looks like a Clayton (above ground) Chassis Dyno. They're not made for calculating max HP or TQ but rather to load the engine up so you can find a misfire under load by using a O-scope in conjunction with it..

 

They're also used for calibrating speedometers and checking brake bias (side to side).

 

The idea is to put the car in 4th (1:1) gear, load the dyno as you press the gas to maintain 55mph and compare HP from vehicle to vehicle or pre-tune vs post-tune power.

 

A typical "Tune-up Shop" would have one of these as opposed to a Eddy/Load dyno.

 

I've worked in 3 different shops with a Clayton (and I have Clayton Chassis Dyno training) and believe me, they were taking it WAY beyond its capabilities or intended usage.

 

 

Phill

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If it's a Clayton, they have stopped manufacturing dynos a long time ago!

It looks like a Clayton (above ground) Chassis Dyno. They're not made for calculating max HP or TQ but rather to load the engine up so you can find a misfire under load by using a O-scope in conjunction with it..

 

They're also used for calibrating speedometers and checking brake bias (side to side).

 

The idea is to put the car in 4th (1:1) gear, load the dyno as you press the gas to maintain 55mph and compare HP from vehicle to vehicle or pre-tune vs post-tune power.

 

A typical "Tune-up Shop" would have one of these as opposed to a Eddy/Load dyno.

 

I've worked in 3 different shops with a Clayton (and I have Clayton Chassis Dyno training) and believe me, they were taking it WAY beyond its capabilities or intended usage.

 

 

Phill

 

 

 

If it's a Clayton, they have stopped making dynos a long time ago.

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These images were in local news in Quebec earlier this week. This happened in Sherbrooke Quebec on Sunday. In the news report, they mentionned that the owner was the one driving the vehicle during the dyno pull.

 

Here is a link to the news report (in French), plus another video which shows the explosion from another angle. Fortunately, nobody was standing directly behind the dyno.

 

http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/montopo/video/archives/2013/05/20130526-104818.html

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and you sign a little paper that says if your car gets hurt there not responsable. that looked bad

 

JIM

 

HA.....I am sure that there are a LOT of Lawyers that will say "Thats not worth the paper it's writen on" "LETS SUE". Personally, I feel that, if you sign your name to a document, it should stand up in court.

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