Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby Red Dwarf » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:48 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:Carbon tetrachloride. AKA one of the dry cleaning fluids. Very highly toxic to your liver.

I like carbon tet as a fire extinguisher or solvent--cheap & effective--just keep it out of your blood [difficult].

What really worries me is that it produces phosgene at very high temperatures.
Good news is--your cheap convenient fire extinguisher saved you from burning to death.
Bad news is--you're still dead. :(
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby Steve7959 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:49 am

I fitted one just because it looks 'right'

But it is filled with water and is could be used to spray water. Not much good for fuel fires though

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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby Dat Yooper » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:41 am

GHGoodwin wrote:
Lmo wrote:Dad used to have an extinguished just like that on the garage wall. I think it was refillable? It had a nasty smelling liquid in it (not vodka).



Carbon tetrachloride. AKA one of the dry cleaning fluids. Very highly toxic to your liver.


1x on the Toxic VOC !!!
It's illegal to refill them anymore.
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby n3303j » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:57 am

I remember heated tanks of Carbontetracloride at the plater's shop. The solvent was at the bottom of a large deep rectangular tank. It was heated somewhat to produce invisible vapors. The heavy vapors didn't overflow the tank. Oily parts were lowered into the tank in a rack. At a certain point the oil would just begin to run off as if it were being rinsed. The parts came out dry. They never actually touched the liquid.

On a related note it was common to see glass spheres about 6 inches in diameter filled with liquid hung in old home basements as fire extinguishers. Fire would explode the glass and the heavy vapor would block oxygen flow to the base of the flames. They've all probably gone the way of lead paint.
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby mcj115 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:18 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:
Lmo wrote:Dad used to have an extinguished just like that on the garage wall. I think it was refillable? It had a nasty smelling liquid in it (not vodka).



Carbon tetrachloride. AKA one of the dry cleaning fluids. Very highly toxic to your liver.


Correct.... do not let carbon tet enter your blood stream! There are reasons this style of extinguisher is outlawed for many decades. Back in the bad carbon tet was also used as a cleaning agent.
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby mouka » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:27 pm

This one takes the cake for the reliability and durability of a Ural. The engine, of all things, was on fire. They put it out and the darn thing starts right up.
Another thing: Is this the Russian version of "let's go ride today! The temperatures are 40 below, and there are 2 feet of snow on non plowed rural back roads"? These guys are awesome!
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby Lmo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:36 pm

On a related note it was common to see glass spheres about 6 inches in diameter filled with liquid hung in old home basements as fire extinguishers. Fire would explode the glass and the heavy vapor would block oxygen flow to the base of the flames. They've all probably gone the way of lead paint.


Apparently not.

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They just don't say what it's main ingredient is. Nor do they have to, they're in Thailand.
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby bluesman » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:56 pm

The guy who originally made the video says that the gas came not from the gas tank, but from the carb.
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Re: Fiery Ural Sidecar Crash video

Postby 54vintage » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:18 am

Look guys it's as simple as this.....never ride your Ural unless there's at least 24 inches of snow. :wink:
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