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by moltensteelman
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Newbie On Fire for 2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2307

Re: Newbie On Fire for 2014

You may want to stop in at the roadside attraction on Tuesaday evenings for an event we call Woosday, a gathering of Portland burners from all different camps that get together to have a beer and socialize about random crap.
by moltensteelman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 9:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 78
Views: 22686

Re: 9:00 Neighborhood Camps

ACME will be at 9:00 Portal and A this year, minus The Walking Beast, but we will have some new fire toys. Stop by we may let you push the button!
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Burning Man 2012 - The Walking Beast by extramatic, on Flickr
by moltensteelman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going Alone...
Replies: 51
Views: 4241

Re: Going Alone...

Note: Anyone you really have to persuade is likely to have a $&%# time out there. (Mind you, some friends only need to hear what you're doing to leap at the chance.) I disagree with this statement, it took a lot of heavy persuading to bring me to burningman. People have been telling me I belong...
by moltensteelman
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: 2013 Art Car Ideas??
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: 2013 Art Car Ideas??

I think you should go with the playa pig. It's calling your name. Drop in a Big block V-8 with a 150:1 gear reduction, a 2 1/2 ton rear differential with 44" tires, a 12" I beam frame with tractor weights accross the front bumper and a trailer to haul 30+ burners and I think you'll have it...
by moltensteelman
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: art car suspension
Replies: 30
Views: 3100

Re: art car suspension

If the golf cart has 8"x 7" rims you can mount snowmobile trailer tires on them. The tires are 18.5 x 8.5 x 8 and are available in load range B (770lbs) or load range C (940lbs). These are high speed highway tires with stiff side walls and available new from most tire stores for about $50 ...
by moltensteelman
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Propane estimation for mutV
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: Propane estimation for mutV

Trying to look up make/model/year fuel consumption for a bus isn't practical, especially since this is an unusual application. I think testing it by idling it for some measured hours at home is a good idea, and if you can drive it around some - or a lot - that's even better. Burning Man mutant vehi...
by moltensteelman
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Heat, dust and small engine Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Heat, dust and small engine Questions

I would think that a tractor centrifugal force pre-filter would be ideal. They use them for baja trucks and can be found at tractor wreaking yards or maintenance shops. Finding the right size might be a little tricky, but worth checking into.
by moltensteelman
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

The music is from an art car that pulled up right as we started filming.
by moltensteelman
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Fundraiser: Help The Walking Beast burn brighter this year!
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

33 Hours Left!

33 hours left to help The Walking Beast and our camp operate for the week of burning man. We are currently 38% funded. we currently have enough propane to keep the flame effects operating till about wednesday so stop by our camp early in the week. The flame poofer on The Walking Beast from 2010 has ...
by moltensteelman
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Fundraiser: Help The Walking Beast burn brighter this year!
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

New cool Kickstarter stuff: Pyrosaurus head replica!

We made some really cool Pyrosaurus head replicas that we are giving as thanks to our Kickstarter donors of $100.00 or more. Several lucky people have already snagged a few of this limited edition and we have stickers and Moltensteelman schwag for other donation levels. Wow are we ever busy getting ...
by moltensteelman
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

The Walking Beast could use some help with fundraising for propane and the new flame effects this year. see our fundraising eplaya thread here http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=293&t=56560 and feel free to pass along this info. Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone on the playa.
by moltensteelman
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Headlights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3141

Re: Headlights?

You need at least one headlight and tail lights, The lights don't have to be very bright but, you still need them. I've known people who use a small headlamp flashlight as there headlights. Tail lights can be red leds.
by moltensteelman
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Fundraiser: Help The Walking Beast burn brighter this year!
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Fundraiser: Help The Walking Beast burn brighter this year!

We are bringing back The Walking Beast for 2012 at our new camp ACME Exploration Corporation! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7624115124_f03a8f44c3_n.jpg flame effects concept beast by moltensteelman , on Flickr The Moltensteelman team is now hard at work building an amazing anti-aircraft gun rep...
by moltensteelman
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa Lung Dust Masks
Replies: 89
Views: 16699

Re: Playa Lung Dust Masks

if you search google for playa lung you will find your ansewer or just add .com
by moltensteelman
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it into?
Replies: 73
Views: 10861

Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

A centrifugal force pre filter from a tractor could stop a lot of dust from entering the air filter and may be a good attachment mounted on top of a snorkel. I haven't tested these on playa, but they seem like a good idea. I bought one for other purposes from a farm wrecking yard a few years back fo...
by moltensteelman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

Katiebaby25 wrote:Awesome! Can't wait to see it, I'll come find you for sure :)

Looking foreward to it.
We will be at Esplanade and 8:30 ACME Exploration Corporation camp just look for the brightly lit blue and white triangle or The Walking Beast
by moltensteelman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it into?
Replies: 73
Views: 10861

Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Depends on the object, no? Or, depends on the person. I don't buy anything without the intent to use it. Otherwise it's just gathering dust and being useless and why bother buying it? I agree with Brody here, what is the point of buying or makeing a machine that sits around gathering dust in a back...
by moltensteelman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 9:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 46190

Re: 9:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012

ACME Exploration corporation, (a new sci fi space exploration themed camp) will be at Esplanade and 8:30. We are bringing back The Walking Beast this year as well as the Flamboni and some new fire breathing sculptures (pyrosaurus and the atmosphereic converter) stop by and ride the Super Sit and Spe...
by moltensteelman
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

Correct, it's been on a few other shows as well. We are adding new lighting and additional flame effects this year as well as an improved steering system. Look forward to meeting you on the playa.
by moltensteelman
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 9:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 46190

Re: 9:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012

We will be somewhere near 9:00 and Esplanade or the 9:00 keyhole this year. ACME Exploration Corporation is a new space themed camp this year formed from new and old burners in the northwest region with The Walking Beast, Pyrosaurus and lots of flame effects. Stop by Tuesday evening for our flame ef...
by moltensteelman
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

Image
pyrosaurus test by moltensteelman, on Flickr

The last link didn't work, heres the photo of a test with Pyrosaurus, we should have her finished in time for the burn this year.
by moltensteelman
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

I created a new friend for The Walking Beast, We call her Pyrosaurus and currently she's burning a little hot!
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by moltensteelman
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 41594

Re: Ready? - Soft playa

The Walking Beast loves soft playa, it can move faster on softer ground. I'm looking forward to this year regardless of what the weather is, but I would feel dissapointed if there isn't at least one good dust storm. I'd settle for a good thunder storm as well.
by moltensteelman
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Attaching elwire to sheet metal
Replies: 18
Views: 2260

Re: Attaching elwire to sheet metal

This year we used clear vinyl fish tank tubing (my girlfreinds idea) and 3m body molding tape (my idea). The tubing gives the el wire a larger and shiny look. The double stick body molding tape works really well for adhering it to almost any surface and follows curves well. We used 1/32nd inch thick...
by moltensteelman
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it into?
Replies: 73
Views: 10861

Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

I really like the shape of that golf cart, so many possibilities. I'm a fan of the rocket pods on the sides with bright blue leds to give the effect of an ion engine. It would be an easy modification that could bolt on leaving the vehicle intact and would work well for covering the wheels. I think i...
by moltensteelman
Sat May 12, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

It's nice to get different loctions each year, it brings the surprise of who your neighbors are. The last time I was at 9:00 was 2006. I see you're from Aurora I'll have The Beast just up the road from you next weekend in Oregon city. It'll be in the teddybear parade on Saturday and operating at Cla...
by moltensteelman
Thu May 10, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: High Power Alternator for MV
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: High Power Alternator for MV

Another option is a powerline alternator. They are used on semi trucks and are rated for 190 amps. The alternators are about twice the size of a gm alternator and will require making custom monting brackets. Wiring is easy just a power and ground wire.
by moltensteelman
Tue May 08, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

Thank you all, stop by and take ride at the burn this year I should be somewhere around 9:00 and Esplanada (ACME Exploration Corporation camp)
I should have the quad flame poofer mounted on it this year as well.
by moltensteelman
Tue May 08, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 7120

Re: The Beast is back!

I have a video up showing the new steering system and the increased control of the linkage. Massive coil springs where added to the four front legs adding 7,000 pounds of resistance to the legs dropping on each step. This increases fuel efficency greatly dampends the imact of the feet. More info can...

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