Speaking of T/A. My cousin finished his turbo build a few weeks ago and finally got to dyno it. He drove the car off the showroom floor, ran it at more than 400whp n/a for most of the time he has had it, had it boosted at mid 500's for a while, and now is up to that, on the same high mileage block. I guess domestic garbage isn't always garbage. Though he may blow this thing apart soon. He plans a bottom end build anyway and more boost. The turbos are capable of over 1000whp. He drives this car on the road quite a bit, pretty much all weekend, every weekend. I got a ride along at ~550whp and it was ------- crazy, so I can't imagine 700.
^ That was great... my 3.5yr old girl happened to be watching the video, dancing, then laughed when elmo went boom! That's my daughter!
100 pounds of tannerite vs dump bed vs Goodhue County District Court
Typical of liberal media to report an incomplete news story.
Brian Wesley Childs was a convicted felon for assault in the fourth degree while he made this video. I was fairly impressed and very surprised with how much he cooperated with the authorities volunteering video of the explosion, was very much NOT surprised at how they ------- railroaded him with every charge they could possibly find.
Find it very disappointing that an explosion using a federally unregulated and approved binary explosive in what appears to be a *fairly* safe manor would really justify this many felony charges, yet they release him on a signature bond??????
From a news source sites as "red wing newspaper"
Brian Childs, the man accused of detonating a massive explosion on his Welch property, pleaded guilty Thursday to two felonies in the case that drew national attention.
Childs, 32, pleaded guilty to possession of an explosive with destruction of property and possession of an explosive or blasting agent without a permit or license.
Authorities were called Jan. 13, 2008, to his property after an explosion shook the area. Security personnel at the Prairie Island nuclear plant said the blast rattled windows at the guard station and reportedly tripped alarms at the plant.
Police obtained a video of the incident, in which a gunshot is heard and followed immediately by a large explosion. Authorities said shrapnel from the blast flew up to a quarter-mile.
Childs told investigators the explosion was generated when a .50 caliber rifle round struck a barrel containing 100 pounds of Tannerite, a substance he had purchased over the Internet. The barrel was placed inside a dump truck box, which blew to smithereens.
He was charged with multiple felonies, including causing an explosion with gross disregard for human life. The case was set for a Sept. 14 trial date.
Under a plea agreement reached with Assistant Goodhue County Attorney Chris Schrader, Childs must pay a $2,500 fine and $971 to the Goodhue County Sheriff's Department for investigative costs.
Childs will be eligible for a stay of adjudication in the case — which could result in the convictions being wiped from his record — if he follows probationary terms and any sentencing conditions.
Schrader called the agreement "a fair and appropriate resolution."
"The incident was extremely dangerous but was done without malice and without intent to injure any person or property, except an old dump truck box," he said. "Hopefully the public and law enforcement are now more aware of the dangers of Tannerite, which is an explosive when mixed."
Schrader added that the state requires a license or permit to possess an explosive. He said Childs was prohibited from possessing a firearm or explosive.
Childs did not return a call seeking comment. He will be sentenced Oct. 9.