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PostSubject: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:43 pm

We have been getting some parts for the 914 from one that was not as fortunate. The owner is a Air Force FIREMAN.. While attempting to get the car on the road they decided to see it they could get it running. They replaces all the hoses, rebuild the brakes, new tires a few grand went into this car. They were frustrated I think the car was missing a header on one side it was not installed. While attempting to install they found a broken stud and a broken easy out in it. That means pulling the engine and trans and tear apart the engine. Now another unfortunate mistake he takes it OUR very favorite NAPA machine shop. STAY AWAY FROM THEM.... $100 later bla bla bla. Head is ruined. So they pick up some heads hook up all the wires and fuel lines install half the exhaust system. (not good) No fuel pressure, quick change some hoses around and hey lets hit the key and see what happens.

30 lbs of fuel pressure, car half in and out of garage. Real nice boat next to everything. Garden hose on the other side of the house with the pressure washer hooked up to it. You know it, lots of noise and FIRE. So they push the car out of the garage, run for the hose, oh poo gone, run around the house and search for the hose . So around 5 minutes later they get it out. Nothing happened to the boat but it did have an extinguisher in it. The hose did put out the fire. And the value of my car just went up due to one less and nice chrome bumpers.

When you have an electric fuel pump turn the key to on and check for leaks. Hook up the exhaust so you can talk to the guy in the car. This was a pretty nice car.

I think we have two small extinguishers in the garage and when we are using the cutting torch the hose is on and ready.

Be careful this happened real fast
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:56 pm

Pics?
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:08 pm

No pic's The fire started on the underside I believe. What did it in was the electrical damage. They replaced lines and burnt wires and on a start up after the fire it shorted all the way to the steering column.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:52 pm

Lots of discussion on this and especially with high pressure fuel pumps for FI.

I am a firm believer of the relay for the electric fuel pump being attached to an oil pressure switch.

No oil pressure, no fuel.

Accident or motor shuts off, no fuel.

Just my way of thinking...

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:06 pm

Good thinking.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:46 pm

Chevy Vegas has a similar setup
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:35 am

I haven't seen a Vega in years.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:03 am

I know where a 4wd Wagon is for sale
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:07 am

No way.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:20 am

yes way 6-8 inch lift Turbo Buick engine
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:44 am

A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:26 am

But it looks good, no wing. Just a lifted Vega with 33 mudders
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:10 pm

That is crazy.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:21 am

Dann wants it.
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:23 am

I will get a pic you will think you are back home
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:26 am

That's just mean!
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:31 am

silvertonguedevil wrote:
Dann wants it.

If I get it I will drive it over your TOYOTA.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:32 am

you cannot help it Greg
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:34 am

Then I'll drive it over Dave's Honda.

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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:33 pm

I like the last one!!
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PostSubject: Re: When you gas and spark you get FIRE   Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:59 pm

lol!

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