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Old 12-03-2009, 02:51 PM   #21
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Always a cynic...

I gotta say, that video does not appear to be faked. The sound of the engine is precisely what it should be, and more importantly, the sound that the butt of the screwdriver makes when he uses it to stop the generator pulley after popping off the belt also seems correct.

I think we just have to face the fact that there's someone more manly than Braineack, and he drives a pre-1974 Beetle.
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I'll give you fifty dollars* if you can:

flip a screwdriver around in your hands and catch a flying object at the same instant within 1 sec and leaning forward to keep you body out of site to make it easier to splice scenes later.

there are clear splices every time the hands go in and out of the viewfinder; watch at :26-:27 while he "drops" belt. no human can move that fast, sorry. **** looks like stop motion.



*must be witnessed in person myself and filmed by 2 others.
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used to think a real man did alot of things like a real man oils his bike chain with the bike in gear till a fellow board member on another site did this.Name:  CIMG0018.jpg
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pretty happy just being a big puss and taking my time after seeing that
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God damn!
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I really didn't need to see that last pic....
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #26
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Yeah you did, bike chain safety first!
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Girlfriend didn't like that picture, she caught it out of the corner of her eye.
Guy at work that has spent half his life working with air cooled VWs and Porsches knew about this technic while I was trying to explain the video.
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Yeah you did, bike chain safety first!
Only bike chain I will ever be changing is on a huffy.
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I know this is off topic but, how in the good name of gravy do you ******* fix your hand after that ****???????????
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OK, just a hair off-topic, can someone identify the year of that beetle? It's definitely pretty old judging by the rear apron. Early 60's?

nevermind, it's in the video... 67
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he got it stiched up and is doing fine lost all the ends of his fingers. crazy bastard took pics before going to the hospital.
I posted the pic as a heads up it's a pretty cool trick but even though it's a rubber belt at 1000 rpms in your fingers get in the way you will lose them.
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OK, just a hair off-topic, can someone identify the year of that beetle? It's definitely pretty old judging by the rear apron. Early 60's?

nevermind, it's in the video... 67
yeah it's a 67 about the only way you can tell otherwise from the video would be the distributer. 66 was the last year they used the 6 volt setup and thats a 12 volt so she was built later part of 66 or early 67. assuming it's a stock setup which it looks to be
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yeah it's a 67 about the only way you can tell otherwise from the video would be the distributer. 66 was the last year they used the 6 volt setup and thats a 12 volt so she was built later part of 66 or early 67. assuming it's a stock setup which it looks to be
setting points with a match book, static timing with a light bulb, adjusting valve lash with a wrench and screwdriver, my how things have changed. I would have never imagined when I was a teenager with my 71 beetle that someday I'd be programming timing and fuel curves with a computer that sits in your lap. Of course I also thought my big 60hp was a race engine!
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The exact same thing happened to a guy on the FSAE team back at UF in '97 or '98. Not the motor on the car, it was his personal bike. And the engine wasn't even running in his case, he was just spinning the wheel by hand. They took off all four of the fingers back to the level of the first knuckle (the one closest to the hand.)

I still think the VW video is real. As Whistler says, "Don't look- listen." You might be able to fudge the video, but the sound is much harder to fake. Not just the exhaust note, but things like the sound made by the handle of the screwdriver rubbing against the generator pulley.
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I would have never imagined when I was a teenager with my 71 beetle that someday I'd be programming timing and fuel curves with a computer that sits in your lap. Of course I also thought my big 60hp was a race engine!
I was doing some research at an ACVW site a little while back, and there are some interesting things going on. A couple of folks have actually made their own water-cooled heads, by milling down the fins in the "main" section, welding some aluminum sheet and plate, etc. Imagine the sort of daily-driver power you could be making with a set of CB Comp Eliminators running water-cooled?

(Come to think of it- I'm surprised that somebody like CB hasn't started offering this as a product. Great Plains gave up on theirs, but IIRC, they were using some 044-like casting. Not very impressive.
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I was doing some research at an ACVW site a little while back, and there are some interesting things going on. A couple of folks have actually made their own water-cooled heads, by milling down the fins in the "main" section, welding some aluminum sheet and plate, etc. Imagine the sort of daily-driver power you could be making with a set of CB Comp Eliminators running water-cooled?

(Come to think of it- I'm surprised that somebody like CB hasn't started offering this as a product. Great Plains gave up on theirs, but IIRC, they were using some 044-like casting. Not very impressive.
Wow. I hadn't heard of the watercooling thing, seems a little non-purist but thumbs up to them for trying to make it work. Hey, maybe do a little meth/water spray into the fan so it blows over the cylinder fins. Just make sure not to turn the heat on!
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The exact same thing happened to a guy on the FSAE team back at UF in '97 or '98. Not the motor on the car, it was his personal bike. And the engine wasn't even running in his case, he was just spinning the wheel by hand. They took off all four of the fingers back to the level of the first knuckle (the one closest to the hand.)

I still think the VW video is real. As Whistler says, "Don't look- listen." You might be able to fudge the video, but the sound is much harder to fake. Not just the exhaust note, but things like the sound made by the handle of the screwdriver rubbing against the generator pulley.
i do believe it's real i just hope bunch of people don't try it. it would hurt like hell it something went wrong.
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I've seen the tire mounting trick done several times in person. Pretty scary, but cool.
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I beleive its real too...

anyone ever rocked a belt onto an engine... some vintage race cars dont have tensioner assembly. Simply get the exact length belt that fits, Put the belt around, and partially on the crank.

Put trans in gear, and bump the entire car forward, to bump the crank around. Slowly pushing the belt inward toward the groove.

Really a slow motion way of doing it while the engine is running.

Hell, ive seen my pops do it wile bumping the starter solenoid to jump the motor around.

Its the only way to get a belt on, if your stranded with no tools.
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used to think a real man did alot of things like a real man oils his bike chain with the bike in gear till a fellow board member on another site did this.


pretty happy just being a big puss and taking my time after seeing that
I heard he started taking piano lessons as soon as he got out of the hospital.........One bad mother ******.
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