News article I wrote about an explosion.... - TCCoA Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Poster
EvilMooseofDoom's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: People's Republic of Oregon
Age: 47
Posts: 732
News article I wrote about an explosion....

From: The McCURTAIN GAZETTE (Broken Bow, Oklahoma), June 17th, 2007

Thousands are in mourning today, after yesterday's horrific blast, when the backyard lean-to shed housing Jim Bob Bradshaw's classic 1978 Ford LTD 4-door car exploded in a titanic blast which shook windows as far as 68 miles away. Investigators concluded that Mr. Bradshaw had performed the highly-dangerous vehicle modification called the 'Jim Bob Special' to his car, in which he believed it would add an extra 400 horsepower to his engine. According to state forensics specialists, the removal of that baffle caused a feedback loop, which somehow pressurized the headrest cushions with thousands of pounds of air pressure, eventually reaching around 40,000 psi, bursting the headrests with the explosive force of 10,000,000 small plastic bags being aired up and popped by hand clap.

Investigators combing the wreckage around the 30-mile blast zone discovered the body of Mr Bradshaw, with a 'definite look of surprise on his face', laying some 10 miles away from his home, after landing in the middle of a shipping warehouse, which housed "John's Mostly Used Mail Order Toilets", causing the entire roof to collapse.
Investigators are also combing the wreckage for the bodies of victims, the blast also hitting a nearby high school for the deaf. "They never heard it coming" says one unnamed school official who survived the fiery blast.

The death toll remains unknown at this point, as the search for survivors is still ongoing, local officials state. "We only have one guy combing the wreckage right now, we sent the other three guys out to get us some lunch, and they never came back....that was four days ago". Also slowing down the search was the nagging hangnail injury of the lone searcher, Walter Pinton: "I know it hurts, especially if I brush something with that finger, but I know that I must go on, nevermind how much pain I am burdened with".

State and Local officials have put a state-wide moratorium on all Smog-Pump Baffle removals, until state scientists can determine what series of cause and effect relationships caused such widespread damage. (A/P story)
EvilMooseofDoom is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 04:43 PM
Veteran Poster
95_SilverBird's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CT
Age: 36
Posts: 789

Eibach 1.5" Lower Springs, Koni Adjustable Shocks, SCP IRS Brace, SCP Lower Engine Cradle Brace, Mark VIII LCAs
Chuck's Poly Motor Mounts, 13" PBR Front and Cobra rear brakes, 245-45-18 ADR Kasai Wheels, RichardM Intake Tube
Super Coupe leather seats and console, Pioneer Head, Audison Amps, Boston SL Components, 10" Boston G5 subs, Reverse Glow EL Gauges, Super Coupe Ground Effects, '96 Hood and Headlights, Custom paint: Tungsten Silver, PI Intake, 4000 stall
95_SilverBird is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 04:46 PM
Voice/Data Guru
Boston-Bull's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grapevine TX
Posts: 7,778

2017 Mustang GT 5.0L 2nd gen, cold air box,tune,6 speed auto,RGR 3.31, Magnaflow Tru X-pipe ,GT350RStrips
Gray Mustang Registry # 8582

Boston-Bull is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 06:27 PM
Seasoned Veteran Poster
Jeremys95Thunderbird's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Connecticut
Age: 50
Posts: 855

1995 LX 4.6 Stock for now.
Jeremys95Thunderbird is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 07:21 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
ben_cline's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Quincy, IL
Age: 36
Posts: 7,557
Send a message via AIM to ben_cline Send a message via MSN to ben_cline Send a message via Yahoo to ben_cline

Benjamin' 07/30/82 Christian MySpace CarDomain
Celica and Chevy 1500 are sold for parts. Now I'm left with the broken Buick and my '98 Dakota.
Bedroom: Pioneer VSX23, DefTech BP6s (front) ProCenter 2000, Mirage Omni 350s, 10" Kicker L7 pushed by PExpress plate amp, XBox 360, PS3, 50" LG 3D plasma.
ben_cline is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 03:20 PM
3rd Gear Chirper
hotbird's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Englewood FL
Age: 34
Posts: 2,399
X4 +1
hotbird is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome