The "Goolie Burner"
The following is a detailed review of the "Goolie Burner Project". This project was undertaken to prepare for Mark Nye's appearance as an expert on the TLC show "Junk Yard Wars". See the Junk Yard Wars page to see how the show turned out. Click on the pictures to see larger versions.
Pontiac 6000 le "Goolie" donor car. (Thanks to Mark at Cooksville Auto Recycling for loaning us the car free of charge.)
First Direct Drive Test.
Shish!!! at 5,300 RPM, IT REALLY BLASTS! But without a stator, the air is spiraling instead of blasting straight out. We used water to help reveal the plume. We were able to measure the exit angle with a cardboard vane mounted on a welding rod through the barrel.
Here is fan #3. We are learning quite a bit here, the hard way I'm afraid! Drive Shaft, Housing, Flame Holder, Stator, Fan and how it will be assembled inside the housing.
The GOOLIE Burner --And now it all comes together! --
Burner tests using gasoline.
I intend to apply what was learned here to the "Jet Trikes" challenge on Junk Yard Wars.
Special Thanks to Mark at Cooksville Auto Recycling for loaning us the car free of charge.
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For more information about "Jet Trikes" on Junk Yard Wars click here.