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Unread 05-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #16
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Good stuff!

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Unread 05-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #17
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Nothing a Jeep can't handle. Nice work! Wish i could say the same for my olds.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #18
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Now THIS is how you handle a carb fire...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpB3A6Itq5M
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Unread 05-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #19
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Yeah it could have looked like this
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:23 PM   #20
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Not a good day

Yeah those are way worse than mine. I got very luck and having a fire extinguisher at hand saved my jeep. I did make the best of it and made some improvements in the engine bay/cleaned up some wiring. Still need to get a new cold air intake...and a new fire extinguisher! But I can't complain. It is running better than it has in years but now for some reason doesn't want to start when it is warm....choke issue I'm sure.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #21
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Casey, where at in WA are ya?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #22
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Now THIS is how you handle a carb fire...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpB3A6Itq5M
I think the carb might be flooded!!
sorry couldn't resist

glad you saved your ride think i will take the fire extinguisher from the kitchen and put it in the CJ (love the jeep hate the kitchen)
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #23
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I love how he keeps trying to crank it even though its on fire...
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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #24
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Not a Good Day

Outside of Walla Walla.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #25
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Three years ago my 81 Camaro caught on fire while I was driving, carb stuck open and it back fired through it, did not have a fire extinguisher so I had to watch the carb burn and wait for the fire department. After that I stroked the motor to 383, cammed it out, aluminum head, a bigger carb and now my friends and I look back on that and laugh. Things like these add character to the cars we love.

Funny thing is I am still running the same air cleaner assembly that has the logo off my t shirt that I used to take it off while it was on fire, it's a battle scar. Just keep on truckin and this will be a fond memory sometime.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:35 AM   #26
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There must of been a heck of a lot of gas fumes around that Miata. Usually I stuff a carb fire out by putting a rag in the choke.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #27
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ok i am enlightened!

i have never had a fire from a fuel leak. i now understand that without an extinguisher i will simply watch it burn!. i am buying a good extinguisher and mounting it in the jeep today even though it rarely makes it outa it's happy spot under the tree in the backyard where i perform daily cash massages on it.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #28
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My buddies Grandfather, who was old enough to be Henry Fords assistant, told us to crank an engine on fire. His theory was that the engine would suck the flames in to itself. He flew in WW1 and his son in WW2 (crashed badly). Supposedly this was a pilots trick w/an oil fire?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:28 PM   #29
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I don't know. I think I would have stopped cranking especially when it stopped being a carb fire and started being an engine and then garage fire. Still haven't figured out why he shot water down the carb. At that point he was back under control!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #30
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an intake fire is allways possible with TBI/carbs

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My buddies Grandfather, who was old enough to be Henry Fords assistant, told us to crank an engine on fire. His theory was that the engine would suck the flames in to itself. He flew in WW1 and his son in WW2 (crashed badly). Supposedly this was a pilots trick w/an oil fire?
piston engines that occasionally missfire with the intake valve open will ignite the unburned fuel in the intake manifold/plenum. it is correct to continue cranking but without inducing more fuel until it's extinguished. this technique is best used on motors that will start and are just having a moment of retardedness.
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