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smurphalurph 
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Posted: July 11, 2006 at 5:30 PM / IP Logged  
This has to be just my luck. Last Night my friends and i were wrestling around and one of my friends was thrown on to my hood. It looked like someone threw firecrackers on my car and a nice little fireball to go with it. It Melted the nut to the battery. Has AnyOne ever seen this happen before?
Battery Terminal Exploded Through Hood -- posted image.
Battery Terminal Exploded Through Hood -- posted image.
Battery Terminal Exploded Through Hood -- posted image.
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Posted: July 11, 2006 at 5:47 PM / IP Logged  
Yup, welded it.
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Posted: July 11, 2006 at 6:22 PM / IP Logged  
Yep... as auex said, it's called "welding".
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
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Posted: July 11, 2006 at 7:48 PM / IP Logged  
I'd get the guys that did the throwing, and got thrown....to pay to have it fixed....thats unreal!
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Posted: July 11, 2006 at 10:04 PM / IP Logged  
hope they got some plastic, cuz you shouldnt have to pay for your ignorant friends!
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Posted: July 12, 2006 at 10:08 AM / IP Logged  
Something to be said about putting in the proper sized battery in a car.......
I love seeing the odd GM that someone has put a top post battery into..... there just isn't the clearance on some models....
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Melted Fabric 
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Posted: July 12, 2006 at 10:18 AM / IP Logged  
Hell, they got off lucky, and you too. Usually if you let metal, like say, a wrench short the two posts of the battery together, it will EXPLODE.
I never knew about it until about 2 years ago. My mentor was telling about the time he had went up to Pepboys for something and there was an ambulance there by the shop entrance. One of the mechanics who was working on a car, sat a wrench down on the battery, .... BOOOOM!!! ..... sounded like a cannon had gone off, the guy had gauze pads all around his eyes when they took him away, he was in bad shape but luckily still had his life.
Also, for people who like to wear jewelry while working on cars, I forget the details but things like rings and braclets, and necklaces, if they short with the electrical system in some manner (like I said, I forget how) they will "weld to you too."
I will see if I can get the details for that later.
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smurphalurph 
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Posted: July 12, 2006 at 2:57 PM / IP Logged  
Well its nothing a little bondo cant fix. So I really dont mind. It just scared the doodie outta me. That would have sucked if my battery blew up. But I guess the way the hoods shaped it only touched the pos+. (still sucks) My friend thought I was gonna punch him in the mouth. I said if you ****d up my system ill do more than punch you in the mouth.
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Posted: July 12, 2006 at 3:15 PM / IP Logged  
insulate the area by the terminals so that never happens again.. i have a gm with an optima and am using the top mounts and my terminals all have plasitc covers... i aint risking nething like that!
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Posted: July 13, 2006 at 10:57 PM / IP Logged  
Yea, Stinger and Streetwires sale nice Battery Terminals.
Nice forum name, meltingplasticBattery Terminal Exploded Through Hood -- posted image. heh
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