<VV> Keeping Corvair Engine Fires at bay

Brown, Douglas T CIV NAVAIR DEPT douglas.t.brown@navy.mil
Fri, 14 May 2004 13:34:43 -0700

I would think the smaller extinguisher would be fine for most possible situations if one is quick.  If a person slow to notice they have a fire, they might need the bigger one.  For me, the $10 Walmart variety is just fine.  As you noted, you bought yours many years ago and now it's time to throw it away.  Chances are, you will eventually do the same with this one.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure here.  Keeping fires at bay really consists of regular checking of items containing fuel and susceptable to deterioration in the engine bay.

Toby (ducking the inevitible flames) Brown

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Subject: <VV> Keeping Corvair Engine Fires at bay

Hello all,

  I have just started shopping for a good quality fire extinguisher
to keep in my Corvair. I have an extinguisher in the car at the
moment which I bought many years ago but it is a powder based one and
I am afraid that if I ever have to use it the damage from the powder
would be worse than the damage from the fire. So I am now looking for
a Halon one. I have found two at
http://www.yearwood.com/Accessorieshtm/H3R344T.asp which seem to fit
the bill. The only thing I do not know is what size I should get. The
smaller of the two hold 1.25 lbs of Halon an the larger holds 2.5
lbs. What size should I buy? Is more better in this case? Thank you
for any help or suggestions.