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  1. steve 35

    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    16300902077502648089970219433490.jpg 16300902713644041278428097755948.jpg Went out to pick the other half up from work, sat there for 5 minutes, then , whoosh, black smoke everywhere
     
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    Ahhhhh, what caused the fire?
     
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    Oh shit, I feel your pain, I had a beautiful 1300 Sport MK2 Escort do a similar thing, having a full tank of petrol stopped the my car from exploding according to the fire brigade, I did get burnt fingers, I popped the bonnet and as I went to open it, the extra oxygen caused the flames to leap out and burn me, it was the days of being insured with the NFU, more expensive than most, but paid out in less than a week.
     
  4. steve 35

    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Not sure what caused it, fire brigade weren't sure either, one minute sitting waiting for the wife, engine running , she got in the car, shut the door, then black smoke from under the bonnet, I got out, whipped open the bonnet, and flames round the fan area and all round the carbs, no major damage, just melted a few things, and knackered the paint on the bonnet,
    Back in the lock up now, dont know when I'll get started on it,
     
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    Oh, so sorry to hear of this. I hope it's like some others I've seen, easier than it looks to get it back.
    Having burnt my share of life as we knew it, I noticed where my head went as soon as I saw the title of this thread. And like the good member you are, you proved me right. How did you get it out before further damage ensued?
     
  6. steve 35

    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    A lad saw the smoke from his house, came running out with a bucket of water, then we were running back and forward through his house with a bucket each, very nice man, he even gave me a lift home to get my van, as I'm on call this week, the fire was all but out when the fire engine arrived, it happened to a mate of mine a few years ago, he lost most of the car, and I've seen your pics crash, I cant begin to imagine how you felt after that, so, as far as car fires go, I got away lightly,
     
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    bad news mate sounds like a fuel lone issue if it was around that area
     
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    A666 went up in flames on the way home from Santa Pod a few years back. Only damage was the wiring loom. I feel your pain. SAM_1493.JPG SAM_1491.JPG
     
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    A friend, a member on here Stuball, redid the part of the look affected. Did a very good job, no bother since. Finn.
     
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    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Did you find out what caused your fire finn? I'm gonna need a new loom, and a few other bits , suppose its an excuse to start the engine swap, just lost interest now, hopefully get my head back onto it soon,
     
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    Ohhh FACK!!!

    Sad to see this happen.
    I hope you can fix it without ripping the whole car apart.
     
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    As much as no one wants to claim on there insurance, is that an avenue, as the car is probably uneconomical to repair, you get paid out, you buy the car back, you have enough money to make it better than it ever was, just a suggestion.
     
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    All the damage is under the bonnet luckily, need wiring harness, dizzy, battery, and all the belts etc, not sure about insurance, ill give em a ring see what the crack is, not the end of the world, im gonna enjoy rebuilding it I think,
     
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    I think it was a combination of senility on my part, many bodges for stereo's and maybe bad routing of the loom.
    Has a Demon Tweeks fire suppressant system installed, never had to use it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finn. SAM_1539.JPG
     
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    Ill definitely be carrying a fire extinguisher in the car when I get it back on the road!
     
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    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Making a start! 16302392625596953469334955893140.jpg 16302392981466685113199238896086.jpg
     
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    I have never seen a fan like that before! Does not loo too bad at first glance, but as you take her apart you will get it all sorted. Stupid question, engine out and clean up the bay? Finn.
     
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    Its a new space saver fan! :pIt could have been a lot worse to be honest, got the wiring loom out now, a lot of which has melted, I have a 2.0 engine that I was planning to put in at some point, so engine will be coming out, probably do the engine bay black, done a black engine bay and black bonnet on a couple of my capris in the past, there will no doubt be questions galore as I'm putting it back together,
     
  19. Clockwork Orange

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    couple of dubious wiring connectors around the lights.. colour choice not good..
    so was it an electrical failure, or was it a fuel failure.. in that pipework and connectors on the rail, the pump, the carb ..
    push in connectors in brass on alloy bodies are now stressed by ethanol in the fuel.. unions need to be a threaded and locked type now..
     
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    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is that easily done CO? is it just the 2 brass fuel connectors on the carb and the 2 on the fuel pump, can you buy screw in connectors or is it a case of tapping the original fittings?
     
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    And your right, my wiring is a bit bodged at the lights, had hoped to redo it when I get some new headlights, one of the firefighters mentioned the fact that the love and earth from the battery were crossed and touching, don't know if that could've been the cause
     
  22. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    you can get the unions easy from the likes of WebCon.. the carb and pump requires the thread to be tapped in.. but it is soft alloy.. quite a few guys done it now..

    My Edelbrock is threaded as is my fuel pump & the filter king, ready for the day of reckoning.. that and the correct grade of rubber pipes in the fuel line..
    Rubber pipes to spec SAE J30 R9.. the nylon lines are fine.. brass alloy pressed fit are suspect..

    stop using the low octane fuels that are now E10..
    using the higher octane (98-101) puts the fuel at where the engines were designed to run.. Same unleaded fuel precautions, using ValveMaster now has added Ethanol protection..
     
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    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks CO, I'll get the correct hoses and unions sorted when I get that far, is there a certain sealing paste to use on the threads?
     

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