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Corey

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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2008, 01:28:08 PM »

thanks AZ i will let ya know
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2008, 02:17:39 PM »

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I have a yard at my disposal that has Formal C's in the yard.
 
Ummm.  Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!   After all this time, I didn't know that.
 
I need some rubbers.  NO.  Not that kind.
This kind:
 

 
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2008, 07:19:37 PM »

Sten you have a PM.
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008, 04:13:56 PM »

Sorry Corey

I was away. . . .

That's awful.  But Butch hit it on the head.  If it was confined to the engine bay, it may not be that bad.  I was a fireman. . .I've put out quite a few cars.


 
If they didn't have to use the bar on the hood, you have a running start.

It would help if we had a few pics of the damage.  Between the lot of us, we might be able to get you back up and running pretty cheap.


 
I have a couple of 4 barrels here that need rebuilding.  I swap you one for a rebuild of my other two.  There's a good start.
 
We're in thsi together.  That's what this site is all about

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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008, 04:34:41 PM »

well i was smart enough to pop the hood before it got too bad so the hood just needs cosmetics working on gettin the pics. and I thank you all.
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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2008, 11:04:18 AM »

Corey, I am saddened to read this.  You have put a lot of time and work into that car.
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2008, 11:27:20 AM »

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Corey, I am saddened to read this.  You have put a lot of time and work into that car.
 
He is going to need our help.
 
I got a carb you can have, just needs your magic fingers for a rebuild.  I'll even buy the parts.
 
Leanburn, you find a harness.
 
what else does he need?
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2008, 03:16:01 PM »

Ok y'all here are the pics of the damage.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2008, 05:52:10 PM »

Mostly electrical
 
Easy save
 
What is the insurance situation like?
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2008, 09:20:46 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2008, 09:41:59 AM »

Corey
 
That was NOT a carb fire.  That was an electrical fire.
 
Remember I am a trained Arson investigator.  The damage is too wide spread in the wiring to be anything else.  Plus, I caught a glimps of the air filter element which is still in tact.
 
It's either that or there was a leak in the fuel line between the pump and the carb which ignited and caused the electrical fire.  Most of the damage is to the left side in the front in the fuel pump area.  But the alt is bright, so I have to say electrical is what started it.  Maybe the Alt, shorted.
 
There were no fuesable links?
 
The dash and under hood need to be redone.  Clean her up, and you should be a go.
 
I was groggy last night when I looked. . .  surprised I didn't catch it sooner
 
let's find you a in and out harness.  Oh Lea Burn!  It's not that bad.
 
It's still a pitty.  So much work into that car. . . .
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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2008, 10:12:06 AM »

Could it have been started by a bad Power Steering hose?  That stuff is simply vegitable oil.  I had a line on the '62 NY pop and start.  I blew it out like a big Birthday Cake - it started up again and I blew again.  This went on for a while until Frances finally opened the door, saw what was going on and brought water.  By that time I was hyperventilating! 
 
Anyway, the fire burnt everything on the driver's side of the motor, much like the pictures of Corey's car, only not anywhere nearly as bad.
 
Corey, is there a possibility your PS hose was too close to your headers?
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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2008, 10:27:26 AM »

Scott
 
The damage is far worse on the passenger side, particularly in the front.  The A/C hoses are gone.  I've seen enough of these to know.  Usually the whole harness won't burn if it's a fuel related fire.  that only happens after the fire is more advanced.
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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2008, 12:02:29 PM »

I understand that.  The PS hose is gone as well.  I am merely making a suggestion as to what may have started it.  It he did not put it out right away, the fire would have eventually melted the fuel hose and spread the fire to the passenger said as well.
 
Corey has done a lot of work on this motor; I doubt he would have had a bad, or loose fuel hose.  A PS hose on the other hand...how many times do we actually check those?  Even the one that split on me "looked" good.
 
It's all spectulation, and I'm just offering a possible reason for the fire.
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« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2008, 12:10:41 PM »

There's other clues as well.
 
The heat damage is greater on the left and the hoses are completely gone on the left.  Not so bad on the right.  primary point was the left front
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