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    Two men drinking in a nearby pub heard one gunshot, but believed it to be a car backfiring

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    Was this a thing in the 1960’s I dont think I’ve ever heard a car back firing? But I’ve heard several gunshots in my time.

    What’s more common ? Is it a real thing


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    It's possible to fit a system to your exhaust which injects fuel onto the hot exhaust which will give you the sound of a backfire....

    if you want to do that I suppose.

    having said that I live near the country and can often hear clay pigeon shoots going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Two men drinking in a nearby pub heard one gunshot, but believed it to be a car backfiring

    From a story today

    Was this a thing in the 1960’s I dont think I’ve ever heard a car back firing? But I’ve heard several gunshots in my time.

    What’s more common ? Is it a real thing
    Cars don't backfire very often due to fuel injection. That makes the mixture more correct and more likely to all burn.
    Backfiring is when unburnt fuel in the exhaust is ignited by burning fuel comiung out of the exhaust vavle.

    It is possible to simulate. When driving at a cruuising speed, turn the ignition off for a few seconds then back on. *BANG*
    This probably won't work on modern cars though, and if it does work it has a habit of splitting the silencer box along the seam. Is also more dangerous to simulate in modern cars (power steering, brake servos, other electronic gubbins).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Two men drinking in a nearby pub heard one gunshot, but believed it to be a car backfiring

    From a story today

    Was this a thing in the 1960’s I dont think I’ve ever heard a car back firing? But I’ve heard several gunshots in my time.

    What’s more common ? Is it a real thing


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    Older cars with points and condensers tended to backfire if the ignition timing was incorrect. It could also happen, as it did to my car once, if the condenser failed whilst travelling along. With the advent of electronic ignition and less opportunity for amateurs to alter anything, there is probably now less instances of it.

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    Other than with those irritating oiks with their 4" diameter exhausts and noisy motor carriages.

    I'd shoot the lot.


    Then they'd really know what gunshots sounded like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    I use the kill switch on my bike to scare cyclists and horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Two men drinking in a nearby pub heard one gunshot, but believed it to be a car backfiring

    From a story today

    Was this a thing in the 1960’s I dont think I’ve ever heard a car back firing? But I’ve heard several gunshots in my time.

    What’s more common ? Is it a real thing


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    Depends on what kind of wankanator the car is using and if the pistols are firing on all cylinders.

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    If I lived in SE London, and I heard a car back-firing, I'd assume it was a gunshot...

    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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