<VV> Engine fire.

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Sun Nov 6 21:04:35 EST 2016

Oh, And did I mention that he had a cooler full of mostly melted ice is because he had already drunk all the beer  ?

         Darned Sailors .....


----- Original Message -----
From: Smitty <vairologist at cox.net>
To: wfcc at mediacombb.net
Sent: Sun, 06 Nov 2016 19:24:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: <VV> Engine fire.

Had lots of guesses, but yours may be the closest

-----Original Message----- 
From: wfcc at mediacombb.net
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 4:42 PM
To: Smitty
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  Engine fire.

Probably was caused when the plastic fuel filter mounted in the engine 
compartment with rubber hoses started leaking and the electric fuel pump 
Smitty had mounted next to the battery just kept feeding it and ignition was 
when the speaker wire he was using to power it shorted out at the wire nut 
connections, could also have been a bad connection at the Pertronics too.

                                     Right Smitty ?

                                         Ed Lindsay
                                             West Florida Corvair Club
----- Original Message -----
From: Smitty via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Sun, 06 Nov 2016 11:36:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: <VV> Engine fire.

Smitty Says;  A few weeks ago the engine in my 446,000 mile wagon caught on 
fire out on the highway.  Fortunately I was carrying a large cooler full of 
mostly melted ice water and was able to use that to put the fire out.  What 
caused it?  I don’t know.  The fire seemed to be concentrated toward the 
front of the engine compartment.    I wouldn’t bother you folks with all 
this except I feel a need to make a statement.  Every hose, wire, spark plug 
wire. and piece of plastic was consumed.  If I had been one of you who think 
it is OK to have one of those pretty in-line gas filters hooked up with a 
couple of hoses in the engine compartment, I don’t think I could have got 
the fire out.
Just for info, the State Farm adjuster that came to the house was more than 
helpful in making up a claim.  He helped me to remember several items that 
added up to considerable amount of money to include in the claim.  I have 
stated value insurance.  My ancient body recoils at the thought of restoring 
the damage, but the wagon will live again.
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