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Old 09-01-2012, 09:46 PM   #35
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How does a hooked up battery cause this fire when the Camaro is in an enclosed trailer, stopped at a stoplight intersection. Why did it burn at a stoplight intersection with trailer ramp down.?
Ever think the 12 volt system IN THE TRAILER? Most high dollar trailers like this one have it. Having had a 36' fifth wheel, my was tied into a Moroso ON/OFF switch, just like the racecars use.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #36
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exactly what I said when I watched it, she says what is this your first fire, she should try being a firefighter for night.
Unless you have been there and done it, you will think those that are doing it are incompetent idiots, been there, seen it. But then again, if you have been there and done it, watching someone else do it, you will think that too, been there, done it.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:01 PM   #37
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I was adjusting the float on the '68 in my sig about 8 years ago...took too long on the stubborn Holley carb.

Had a towell wrapped around the carb, got soaked and dripped on the header.

POOF! She went up in flames. I was able to put it out thanks to a neighbor with a fire extinguisher. Stopped it right before it crossed the firewall.

I almost cried when the firefighter shoved a garden hose down the carb and turned it on. Could've been much worse. I lucked out...

I now keep a fire extinguisher in the car at all times.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #38
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Fire department did ok. Not the best but not the worst. They need work on forcible entry and a 5 gallon bucket of foam would have had that fire out in half the time. No need to lay a supply line from a hydrant for a fire that small. Also they didn't pull enough hose, fireman could have been about 10 feet closer to the fire. They did ok cause the fire didn't really progress any worse than it was when they showed up.

AMEN, agree 100%!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #39
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The thing is the car is probably savable. Could have been much worse.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #40
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That suck!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #41
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