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Old 07-11-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Looks like the inside of a catalytic converter.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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from the side view, it looks like a hornets nest of some sort.

but you can tell from the top view that it is too perfectly made for that to be true and the color is too uniform
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cat converter catalyst material.
mine did this (got the car like that):

then somehow the converter cleared itself out. (don't worry, eco nuts I've got half a dozen extras from scrapped cars)
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At first, I thought the first picture was it resting on someone's fingertip, but the "fingertip" looks hairy so maybe not...
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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it's the work of intelligent termite-like aliens planning to take over our world!
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Careful with this stuff. Any dust from a catalytic converter core is very hazardous to health.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:05 AM   #8
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I don't know if the new cats do this, but I remember back when I was little, my dad and grandad would make lanterns out of that stuff. They would hang a piece up, point a blow torch on it and it would put off a bright white light.

I wouldn't recommend trying it, because like markweatherill said, it wouldn't be very healthy, or safe for that matter.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:22 AM   #9
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Standing slightly taller than two inches, that is a chunk of the Dakota's Catalytic Converter.
It broke because of the backfiring caused by the burned valve.
Strangely, this is the only photo I have of the truck I lived in for 623,000 miles.
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