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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 61 chevy, May 27, 2013.

  1. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    my 61 impala caught on fire sat, carb flooded , pulled over motor caught on fire, messed up a lot of stuff under hood, plus smoked up interior, thanks for a guy in a orange firebird, he had a fire extinguisher , I am ok, just sad,:(
     
  2. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    sounds like you saved it, but how bad is it? Nice car
     
  3. 61 chevy
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    waiting on ins man, it can be redone
     
  4. KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    ALL MY CLASSIC CARS HAVE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS!
    HALITE TO BOOT!
    CHEAP INSURANCE.
    Glad you're OK, the Impala can be repaired.
    Good Luck, KK
     

  5. No pictures. It never happened.
    Glad it's repairable.
     
  6. 61 chevy
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    well its not a pretty picture,
     
  7. KRB52
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    from Conneticut

    Glad you are ok. It can be repaired.
     
  8. KRB52
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    from Conneticut

    Glad you are ok. It is fixable.
     
  9. APACHE FS
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
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    Man, I learned to always carry an estinquisher the hard way too. Hope it turns out well. 61 Chevy one of my favorites. Good luck


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  10. My neighbor (we will call him Mr Dummas) cleaned his engine with gas in his driveway, when he was done he started it and yep, it caught on fire ... so he drives it into garage because (drumroll pleeze) .... that is where he kept the fire extinguisher. The fire department got there before the whole house went up.
     
  11. One in every car, one on each welder, plasma cutter, oxy tanks, even my bar b que has one mounted to its base. Overkill? Maybe, but fire SUCKS.
     
  12. tfeverfred
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    Just as important as owning an extinguisher is also knowing HOW to use it and which ones for the different types of fires.
     
  13. Willy301
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    ...and to know how to properly maintenance the so they work properly when called upon...
     
  14. simonpqqe
    Joined: May 27, 2013
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    from london

    No pictures. It never happened. [​IMG]
     
  15. CHOPMERC
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    Stupid thing to say...THE GUYS CAR BURNED.. Take your comedy act somewhere else
     
  16. 61 chevy
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    thanks for the support CHOPMERC
     
  17. 63comet
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    Glad you're safe. Working in the "disassembly house" I used to dismantle lots of burnt engines. That's a special smell. Unfortunatly some of those came from less fortunate drivers.

    It was about time to replace all your seals, belts, hoses, and rewire under the hood anyway, right?

    I'm weird. I'd repaint all but one panel under there. Let one scar remain just to tell the story.
     
  18. Super Streak
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    from Florida

    Use a halon fire extinguisher. They are not messy like the others.
     
  19. halon extinguishers are the only way to go. That don't leave all the powder all over everything and they really suppress a flame. Just don't inhale, @ 1200 degrees halon morphs into phosgene (mustard gas for those who have studied WWI).
     
  20. chop32
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    That just happened to my neighbor on a trip around the block in a '56 Ford 2 dr Wagon. Fuel leak at the carb...lost the paint on the hood and left fender, melted the carpet and firewall pad, some wiring and the electric wiper motor and he ended up with a small burn on his arm. Could have been worse, but would have been a lot better if there had been an extinguisher handy.
    Sadly, lots of people (myself included) get so wound up to take that first ride around the block that they dont think about putting an extinguisher in a car. Fires can happen anytime.


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  21. 61 chevy
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  22. orange52
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    I just read this post yesterday and thought I need to get fire extinguishers for my 54 Chevy and my daily vehicles. Tonight in the grocery store parking lot, the cigarette lighter in the 54 shorted out, got hot enough to melt the knob off the thing and start the wires under the dash on fire. In a panic I pulled the lighter, housing an all out of the dash and used and old T shirt to smother the flames under the dash (the plastic on the wires was burning).
    I think I was lucky. Tomorrow I buy fire extinguishers!
     
  23. Ga55er
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    from Texas

    I was driving my Grandma's '83 bonneville with goat hoof scratches all over it (talk about a barn find!) because I sold my truck to start my business. On the way to practice with my band it caught fire 'cause the cats were backing up.

    I popped the hood and saw it was really taking off with no way to put it out. So, I started unloading drums as fast as I could...screw the car, drums were worth a lot more! While frantically crashing cymbols out of the backseat, two lesbians stopped, shaking their Figi bottled water out on the engine, and put out the fire.

    True story!
     

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