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@R Thorpe posted:

Hey Napa Paul,

Isn’t the stuff in that fire extinguisher the same stuff those Ruskies put in that doomsday bomb in Dr Strangelove? Gota love those Chinese recycling it an selling it to us in fire extinguishers. Cool 😉

Close, but not exactly. Strontium is merely an alkaline earth-metal (Sr #38 on the Periodic Chart). You're thinking of Strontium-90, and that's the radioactive isotope of Strontium that's produced by nuclear fusion (there's the bomb). Sr-90 is considered to be the most dangerous constituent of fallout.

It's believed to have been the cause of the cancer that killed John Wayne...and several other members of the cast and support personnel who filmed The Conqueror near St. George, UT in 1956. Several A-Bomb tests were made over the course of filming that summer and the clouds dumped loads of fallout on the movie set.

I actually saw the blast of one while spending the night in St. George. I remember I was on vacation with my parents going to the Grand Canyon's No. Rim. Seeing an A-Bomb go off is something a 12 yr. old will never forget!

@R Thorpe posted:

I think it’s just a 911 fan salvage yards should have them

I use a machined-down fan ring, 11 blade fan, and alternator from an early 911.

Jake Raby chucked the big fan ring in his lathe for me. The machined aluminum base that fits over the case breather and fuel pump on the case requires a smaller diameter ring.

The alternator has been converted to a one-wire by me. I wired in an aftermarket Japanese external regulator, and bolted it to the back of the alternator.

I also used a later 911 deflector/diverter behind the alternator that I cut/bent the vanes to fit with the clearly aftermarket 4 cylinder shroud. This keeps the cylinder temps within 20F of each other.

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