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Billb66
06-15-2017, 04:11 PM
Just happened backing out of the garage. It's bad, but it could have been a disaster. No stop watch but I've never moved so fast. I bet she burnt less than 25 seconds.

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10913&stc=1http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10914&stc=1

Heres why.


https://youtu.be/oLh1UetzRKQ

67r/t4speeder
06-15-2017, 04:21 PM
Holy moly!! what happened backfire?

ws27
06-15-2017, 05:33 PM
Glad it didn't become worse.

Big fires always start as small one.

Billb66
06-15-2017, 05:40 PM
Holy moly!! what happened backfire?

No, mechanical fuel pump went. Check the YouTube video bottom of my first post and tell me what you think about that. I've seen them leak but not throw gas like that.

Backed it out and into the shade to give it a quick dust off before a cruise tonight and poof. Glad I had that extinguisher mounted under the dash. It worse than I think I'm sure.

I'm trying to stay positive here. I wanted fuel injection so now I have a perfect reason for a tank mounted e-fuel pump.

Billb66
06-15-2017, 05:41 PM
Glad it didn't become worse.

Big fires always start as small one.

Thats for sure!

67440Dodge
06-15-2017, 07:15 PM
Good to hear your ok, that flashover or whatever fireman call it can be pretty intense when you open the hood and it gets a fresh shot of 02

Billb66
06-15-2017, 07:35 PM
Good to hear your ok, that flashover or whatever fireman call it can be pretty intense when you open the hood and it gets a fresh shot of 02

Mike, I actually put it out from underneath. Laid on the ground and shot up under it then popped the hood. It happened so fast I didnt really have a plan. Just kinda reacted but as an after thought I was glad I worked from the bottom up. Flames were coming out the bottom so that's probably why I started there. It sure wasn't a well thought out execution I just got lucky.

67r/t4speeder
06-15-2017, 08:47 PM
Good rescue Bill , I have never seen a pump do that either.

67RTBlue
06-16-2017, 12:38 AM
DAMN!!! That's scary. Glad it wast worse. Fire extinguisher is on the buy now list! Any recommendations on type and size?

markz
06-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Wow! Great job saving it!

My buddy almost lost his 69 RR because the rubber hose clamp was too tight on the mechanical pump and it created a pinhole in the rubber line that sprayed gas on the header - same result and fortunately he also had a fire extinguisher handy.

Billb66
06-16-2017, 09:07 AM
DAMN!!! That's scary. Glad it wast worse. Fire extinguisher is on the buy now list! Any recommendations on type and size?

I used a halogaurd from summit racing. Never used one before but it was clean. None of that white powder stuff getting all over and it worked instantly.


Thanks Markz.

jtoby25
07-06-2017, 06:46 AM
Glad to hear that you're fine. Have a fire extinguisher but on my Wrangler. I will buy one for my car also.

4264door
07-06-2017, 12:29 PM
I've had to use one in the past on my 1970 Challenger R/T. Lucky it happened in the garage and not while driving. Same thing though, mechanical fuel pump (had a crack at the inlet nipple).