Spyder burns to the ground

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Spyder burns to the ground

Postby Spydey » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:49 am

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Re: Spyder burns to the ground

Postby Larry Jowdy » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:29 pm

Looks like a replica and not the real deal but regardless, a tragedy no doubt.
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Re: Spyder burns to the ground

Postby sjgharib » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:05 pm

I put one of these in the car when I built it... with nozzles in the engine bay. Seemed like cheap insurance.

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Re: Spyder burns to the ground

Postby PandaSal » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 am

Just recommended and purschased the Element E50 fire extinguisher. Jay Leno has a youtube video supporting this product. Much better priced than the prior option. Anyone use it before?
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Re: Spyder burns to the ground

Postby egrant5329 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:21 am

From what people have previously reported, it sounds like the fiberglass cars burn so fast you are lucky to get stopped and get out of the car. It makes me wonder if extinguishers are worth the hassle. A racecar type fire suppression system like DannyP has makes the most sense. Then there are things like Blazecut http://blazecut.com/small-enclosures/en ... partments/, perhaps in combination with an extinguisher.

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Re: Spyder burns to the ground

Postby Carlos G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 pm

I run a 9' Blazecut and an extinguisher right now.

I'd like to do a race car system too.

I almost did the flaming car trick in my 914 once. It was still injected and the leak was a fine mist, begging for a spark. I had two extinguishers in that car.
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Re: Spyder burns to the ground

Postby DannyP » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:43 am

PandaSal, I happened to catch that episode as well. I bid you good luck.

You'd have to first realize you're on fire. Then you have to get yourself slowed, and stopped safely off the road.

Then you have to get out. Then have the presence of mind to grab the extinguisher. Then somehow open the engine lid without burning yourself. Don't forget all the fresh oxygen you'd be introducing upon opening the clamshell.

Then you have to start the darn flare/extinguisher and point it at the source.

Yeah, right, by the time all that crap is accomplished, the car would be far, far gone already. Fiberglass burns FAST.

Or, you could be like me. Buy once, cry once.

Fire? Pull handle, get out. Doing it right is expensive. But worth it IMHO.
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