Disaster. No joke.

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by Gyrhead » 10 Sep 2017, 20:03

More accomplished today, though hard to get overly excited about "backwards progress".
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by 1967 S Code » 10 Sep 2017, 20:15

G68 wrote:
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Great advice Steven!
I just went in the kitchen to check the extinguisher. It's really small (2.5 lb), and I couldn't tell you how old it is. Not only that, but it's in the pantry and I had to "look for it". It was actually in sight and easy reach, but we should all know EXACTLY where they are in case of a fire!
I keep a HalGuard extinguisher in the Cougar and have a Battery Disconnect Switch to kill the power to the car EVERY time I park it in the garage. Looking on Amazon now to upgrade my Kitchen extinguisher, AND add one to the garage!

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A 2.5 lb extinguisher will put out a good amount of fire so it's better than not having one. I keep my extinguisher in the laundry room which is right off of my kitchen. That way I'm not dealing with having to go into a cabinet in the kitchen moving things to find it if it's needed. A quick couple of steps and I have mine in hand. Another fire safety tip is for everyone to have working smoke detectors in their home. It still floors me when wego into a home after a fire and there are no batteries in the smoke detectors.
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by preaction » 11 Sep 2017, 16:30

Every fire extinguisher has a date on it as its the law and to verify that its been hydrostatically tested every 7 years.
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by 1967 S Code » 11 Sep 2017, 17:17

preaction wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 16:30
Every fire extinguisher has a date on it as its the law and to verify that its been hydrostatically tested every 7 years.
Every fire extinguisher should have a manufacturer date printed or stamped on the cylinder. NFPA 10 states that extinguishers need to be checked and weighed every year, 6 year maintenance requires emptying and a visual check of the interior of the extinguisher, hydro test every 12 years (Dry Chemical abc or bc). Co2 steel and aluminum every 5 years. I hope this helps everyone.
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Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by zman » 11 Sep 2017, 18:32

1967 S Code wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 17:17
preaction wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 16:30
Every fire extinguisher has a date on it as its the law and to verify that its been hydrostatically tested every 7 years.
Every fire extinguisher should have a manufacturer date printed or stamped on the cylinder. NFPA 10 states that extinguishers need to be checked and weighed every year, 6 year maintenance requires emptying and a visual check of the interior of the extinguisher, hydro test every 12 years (Dry Chemical abc or bc). Co2 steel and aluminum every 5 years. I hope this helps everyone.
Steven
What about ones you buy at a Home Depot type store. How long are they good for.
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by 1967 S Code » 11 Sep 2017, 19:10

zman wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 18:32
1967 S Code wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 17:17
preaction wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 16:30
Every fire extinguisher has a date on it as its the law and to verify that its been hydrostatically tested every 7 years.
Every fire extinguisher should have a manufacturer date printed or stamped on the cylinder. NFPA 10 states that extinguishers need to be checked and weighed every year, 6 year maintenance requires emptying and a visual check of the interior of the extinguisher, hydro test every 12 years (Dry Chemical abc or bc). Co2 steel and aluminum every 5 years. I hope this helps everyone.
Steven
What about ones you buy at a Home Depot type store. How long are they good for.
Any stored pressure portable extinguisher will fall under the guidelines of NFPA 10. Now an extinguisher will for the most part work outside of these guidelines but I wouldn't risk the peace of mind knowing that everything is in working order when an emergency arises. There are two things I'd say that you want to make sure are ready to go when needed. One being a fire extinguisher and the other being a parachute. :D
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Fire update

Post by Gyrhead » 19 Sep 2017, 12:38

Folks,

In the spirit of "lemonade from lemons" we have fully immersed ourselves in the ressurection of the '71.

The car will be media blasted to bare metal and repainted. Then reassembled to better condition then before the fire.

Have been busy with the tear down, inspection and planning.

Engine & drivetrain is out, interior & dash removed and door glass/regulators out. Engine bay and underneath pressure washed to remove the soot.

Inspection has revealed that the worst damage was to the main underhood wire harness. It is totally destroyed and will be replaced. Not wanting to take chances, the booster, master and proportioning valve also will be replaced.

Fortunately the engine damage was cosmetic, and aside from some paint, gaskets and oil senders - nothing needs replacement

Question for the forum however. Before media blasting, it may make sense to remove the entire convertible top and frame. How challenging is this to remove, and any tips on the removal process? Tips would be appreciated

Thanks,

Tom
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by Gyrhead » 04 Oct 2017, 15:21

Well, the Phoenix takes its first step at arising from the ashes. Tomorrow at 9, she heads off to the media blaster and then to our paint shop.

It is sad to see this fine car in such a sorry state, but I keep telling myself it's a temporary condition. The plan is to have it fully resurrected by driving season next spring.

Here's hoping the next time you see it, it is better than ever!
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1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by Gyrhead » 14 Oct 2017, 14:05

The 351C 4V is re-gasketed, cleaned and repainted.

Feels good to see the scorched paint and soot banished. Thankful for forward progress, however small.
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2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

Post by xr7g428 » 15 Oct 2017, 13:38

Looks great. It has to be hard to rehash this, but thanks for sticking with it.
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