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Old 01-22-2002, 02:17   #1 (permalink)
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How not to improve the accelaration of your vehicle

> > > > > The Arizona Highway Patrol came upon a pile
> > of smouldering metal
> > > embedded
> > > > > into the side of a cliff rising above the
> > road at the apex of a
> > curve.
> > > > > The wreckage resembled the site of an
> > aeroplane crash, but it was a
> > > car. The type of car was unidentifiable at the
> > scene. The lab finally
> > figured out
> > > > > what it was and what had happened. It seems
> > that a guy had somehow
> > > gotten
> > > > > hold of a JATO unit (Jet Assisted Take Off
> > actually a solid fuel
> > > rocket)
> > > > > that is used to give heavy military transport
> > planes an extra "push"
> > > for
> > > > > taking off from short airfields. He had
> > driven his Chevy Impala out
> > > into
> > > > > the desert and found a long and straight
> > stretch of road. Then he
> > > > > attached the JATO unit to his car, jumped in,
> > got up some speed and
> > > fired
> > > > > off the JATO! The facts as best as could be
> > determined are that the
> > > > > operator of the 1967 Impala hit the JATO
> > ignition at a distance of
> > > > > approximately 3.0 miles from the crash site.
> > This was established by
> > > the prominent scorched and melted asphalt at that
> > location. The JATO, if
> > > > > operating properly, would have reached
> > maximum thrust within 5
> > seconds, causing the Chevy to reach speeds well in
> > excess of 350 mph and
> > > > > continuing at full power for an additional
> > 20-25 seconds. The
> > driver,
> > > and soon to be
> > > > > pilot, most likely would have experienced
> > G-forces usually reserved
> > for dog fighting F-14 jocks under full afterburners,
> > causing him to
> > become insignificant for the remainder of the event.
> > However, the
> > automobile
> > > > > remained on the straight highway for about
> > 2.5 miles (15-20 seconds)
> > > > > before the driver applied and completely
> > melted the brakes, blowing
> > the tires and leaving thick rubber marks on the road
> > surface, then
> > becoming airborne for an additional 1.4 miles and
> > impacting the cliff face
> > at
> > a height of 125 feet leaving a blackened crater 3
> > feet deep in the
> > rock. Most of the driver's remains were not
> > recoverable; however, small
> > > > > fragments of bone, teeth and hair were
> > extracted from the crater and
> > > > > fingernail and bone shards were removed from
> > a piece of debris
> > believed to be a portion of the steering wheel. It
> > has been speculated
> > that
> > > this moron nearly reached Mach I, attaining a
> > ground speed of
> > approximately 420 mph. Voila!
> >
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Old 01-22-2002, 03:38   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to know where apparently this story came from, read the story at this link

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Yes. Go to http://www.snopes2.com/, follow the link to Automobiles and then go to Dream Machines.
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