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Corey

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« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2008, 02:58:32 PM »

I was figurin it was electrical but the FD said it was the other and steve the fuel pump on this one is on the right side of the engine block below the alt. and it took the FD awhile to get there to put it out if only i would of had a fire extinguisher or 2 it prob wouldnt have gottent that bad.
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« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2008, 03:34:09 PM »

OK,I can get a harness.But I need to know what options the car has so I can match up the harness.
PM me the info and I can call Lawrence.
Corey,please pull the dash bezel,or at least look under the dash to see if the wires burned under there.
I need to know exactly what you need so I can get it.
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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2008, 04:32:21 PM »

Yep  That's right Corey.  I knew that.  That's where most of the damage is.  Right above it.  But the Alternator is still bright.  Go figure. 


Was the fuel line all steel up to the carb?
 
As you can see. . . .  . Help is on the way.
 
Let me know on the carb.  I think I have a 650 Elder that needs a electric choke option added.
 
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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2008, 04:46:01 PM »

Ima gonna disagree wit all of ya's and say it was Ball Lightning.......

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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2008, 04:51:20 PM »

fuel line was rubber from the pump to the carb. and that eddie might be a go dont know how the bowl on the TQ fared from the heat.  i will look at things a little more closely this weekend gonna try to wash the compartment out a bit to get a clearer picture of damage. the hood is warped and the hood torsion bars are shot.
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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2008, 05:08:07 PM »

I know it was a TQ.  They don't like heat at all.
 
I just want to do my part.  Besides.  I have a couple of rebuilds I wanted done anyway.  May as well work a trade with you. . .   I have just been really busy, as you may know, for the last 6 months
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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2008, 05:15:55 PM »

I know steve and i'll be happy to work that trade. luckily most of the components i need to replace wont cost much. the balast resister, ignition module, voltage reg, starter solenoid. i can get the fairly reasonably from the parts house.
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2008, 10:17:19 AM »

I disagree with the electrical fire theory, I'm seeing lots of heat damage to the wires but not the type of damage you get from a short circuit. Plus short circuits usually stay within the the harness unless the engine compartment is well coated with an accumulation of oil and dirt. I doubt there was any such accumulations in this engine compartment. What I see is a lot of top side damage, with lower down stuff more covered with soot and showing some heat damage. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on a fuel leak high up. A rubber fuel line popping off or splitting  would do it. Also a stuck float causing a fuel to overflow one of the bowls would fit the pictures. Once the heat got to lines containing flammables the fire would really take off.

A question that comes to mind, what was used to charge your AC system? Many shops are using hydrocarbon substitutes and some of these products are very flammable. If the AC used one of these products, a small fuel leak in front of the carb could produce enough heat to comprise one of the AC lines and then it's game over. I've seen people in Calgary charge their AC systems with both propane and butane, neither of which I particularly want even near my car.


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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2008, 10:27:11 AM »

I took two years of arsen investigation and was a fireman for 18. 
I have investigated numerous fires in not only vehicles, but buildings, dumpsters, forest. 
 
The origin was electrical.
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« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2008, 04:21:32 PM »

Well the A/C had freeze 12 in it. i have located some parts i just helped a guy get a 73 polara running he is derdying it and he is letting me have whatever i can use from the discards. got an alt, an ugnition module, A/C compressor, and a few other things. the harness was butchered so couldnt use it.
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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2008, 04:46:19 PM »

Damn
 
Real Bad?
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2008, 04:51:26 PM »

yeah they cut it in so many places it would be a pain to splice back together.
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2008, 04:55:51 PM »

some solder and heat shrink, a few beers and it will go pretty quick
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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2008, 04:57:21 PM »

its a real mees im going to check with webb though and see what he has
 
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2008, 05:02:44 PM »

I wrote to my buddy, EDSNOS on EGay to see what he has.  I can probably get a harness from him for nothing.  I do him favors all the time
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