My middle son picked up a project car a while back that we've worked on, off and on. We had it running for a while, then had fuel delivery problems. We replaced the fuel pump and he started it up a while back. Must have had a build-up of fuel or something spilled on the headers, as the engine caught on fire. He got the fire out, but has been afraid to try it again. Pics of the car are here: https://picasaweb.google.com/bruce....&authkey=Gv1sRgCK65q_Pou__aTA&feat=directlink It's a kit car, looks like an early 60's Austin Healey, has a Chevy 350 and a TH350 transmission. My thoughts are: pull out the plugs put a little oil in each cylinder disconnect the battery put the car in neutral manually turn the engine to make sure nothing is frozen change the oil if the engine still turns If that checks out, replace the spark plug cables that are fire damaged and check the rest of the wiring. Ummmmmm - pick up a good garage fire extinguisher. Push it OUT of the garage. Try turning the engine with the starter motor. Connect up the coil again, and see if it starts. Is that a reasonable sequence? I just want to make sure not to melt it down, but also don't want it sitting after a small engine fire until my son's ready to work on it again.