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Mustang Engine Fire - July 20, 2012, 08:36 AM

69 Mustang :: IMG_8375.jpg picture by efillc - Photobucket - hit 'Next' for more pics.

Happened Wed on my way home from work, fortunately right in front of an ambulance repair shop so half a dozen guys with fire extinguishers were hitting it almost before I bailed out of the car.

Engine seems to be ok, softer components like the wiring, distributor, hoses, etc. are gone. I also need a new hood, but it wasn't original anyway.


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Oh damn, Have you figured out the cause?





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July 20, 2012, 08:52 AM

Horror movie... Even if my Torino has everything new under the hood I always carry a big ass fire extinguisher behind the passenger seat, they still are 40 y/o cars and shit happens. Glad you stopped it in time.


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Horror movie... Even if my Torino has everything new under the hood I always carry a big ass fire extinguisher behind the passenger seat, they still are 40 y/o cars and shit happens. Glad you stopped it in time.
I actually have a fire extinguisher in the back seat, but when the black smoke started pouring out from under the hood my first thought was to shut it down and bail out.

We initially thought the car backfired through the carb but I never heard a 'pop' and the air filter was intact, though charred. From where it started we think a fuel line ruptured, either because the fuel pump overpressured it or ethanol destroyed it from the inside, and then the distributor sparked it off since it was the hot spot.

She'll run again, and I'm swearing off rubber lines and hoses on this bitch. I'll use braided stainless steel. I already changed out the brake lines to stainless, didn't consider the fuel lines until now.


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69 Mustang :: IMG_8375.jpg picture by efillc - Photobucket - hit 'Next' for more pics.

Happened Wed on my way home from work, fortunately right in front of an ambulance repair shop so half a dozen guys with fire extinguishers were hitting it almost before I bailed out of the car.

Engine seems to be ok, softer components like the wiring, distributor, hoses, etc. are gone. I also need a new hood, but it wasn't original anyway.

Sorry to hear/see this.
There have been many stories on one of my car boards from guys with older muscle cars and vintage vehicles, that they have not been coping well with this heat and humidity.

Running hot, acting funny, melting harnesses, etc. etc.



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I have had a couple fuel lines go bad on some of my cars and light them up. It sucks but is a good reason to upgrade your systems.





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