Blowing things Up!

Date: Fri Feb 28 2003 - 06:52:58 PST

Speaking of blowing things up, many moons ago I worked for a nationwide
muffler shop chain. One of the first things I was taught by the manager (my
older brother), was how to make an acetylene bomb with a guarantee bag,
oxygen, acetylene and a wire bread tye to close it and act as a fuse. Anyway,
the salesmen at the Ford dealership across the street liked shooting rockets
into our shop. The manager warned them several times but to no avail. He lost
it when they shot one right in the open window of the shop M715 (required MV
content). I can tell you from experience that a hedgeapple, launched from a
3' length of 3" pipe, using the oxyacetylene mixture, can take out a plate
glass window across a 4 lane highway with a median. Car windshields aren't a
problem either. Sufficed to say, the knucklehead salesmen no longer shot
rockets across the street.
The block wall we ventilated is a whole other story!

Kenneth Engle
Loxahatchee, FL U.S.A.
AM General M-35A2 w/w
Fruehauf M105A1
MVPA #24371

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