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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by Mopar 440 » Fri 05 Sep 2014, 13:26

paulusvrotius1 wrote:
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paulusvrotius1 wrote:That's bloody heartbreaking. Amazing though that everything standing next to the car seems to have survived, it must have been one hell of a blaze.
Apparently the battery exploded.
Do you mean the battery was the cause of the fire? I was wondering what started it as it doesn't appear to have been an engine fire. Is the battery located in the passenger cabin on drag cars?
The battery is normally fitted in the boot. As I understand, the battery was being charged between rounds when it happened. Suspect there wasn't adequate ventilation. The fact that there is two NOS bottles in the passenger side must have attributed to the fire.
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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Fri 05 Sep 2014, 13:30

Mopar 440 wrote:
paulusvrotius1 wrote:
Mopar 440 wrote:
paulusvrotius1 wrote:That's bloody heartbreaking. Amazing though that everything standing next to the car seems to have survived, it must have been one hell of a blaze.
Apparently the battery exploded.
Do you mean the battery was the cause of the fire? I was wondering what started it as it doesn't appear to have been an engine fire. Is the battery located in the passenger cabin on drag cars?
The battery is normally fitted in the boot. As I understand, the battery was being charged between rounds when it happened. Suspect there wasn't adequate ventilation. The fact that there is two NOS bottles in the passenger side must have attributed to the fire.
Sheesh! lucky it didn't blow the garage to bits.

Do you think it could be rebuilt or is the shell totalled? :cry:
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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by Mopar 440 » Fri 05 Sep 2014, 13:51

paulusvrotius1 wrote:
Mopar 440 wrote:
paulusvrotius1 wrote:
Mopar 440 wrote:
paulusvrotius1 wrote:That's bloody heartbreaking. Amazing though that everything standing next to the car seems to have survived, it must have been one hell of a blaze.
Apparently the battery exploded.
Do you mean the battery was the cause of the fire? I was wondering what started it as it doesn't appear to have been an engine fire. Is the battery located in the passenger cabin on drag cars?
The battery is normally fitted in the boot. As I understand, the battery was being charged between rounds when it happened. Suspect there wasn't adequate ventilation. The fact that there is two NOS bottles in the passenger side must have attributed to the fire.
Sheesh! lucky it didn't blow the garage to bits.

Do you think it could be rebuilt or is the shell totalled? :cry:
NOS bottles are fitted with a safety blow off valve, so the bottles should not explode, but once the blow off valve has burst, the nos must have fueled the flames.

About rebuilding the shell, probably.

It's the the roll cage, as I don't know if it will pass accreditation after fire damage by the NHRA scrutineers?
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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Fri 05 Sep 2014, 14:02

Good point, the cage is the strength of the car.

In a way it would be harder to find a new shell I suppose rather than replacing the cage.

Still, what a horrible thing to happen, a guy I know over here lost his Perana Capri and a Mk3 Tickford Turbo in a garage fire after his Perana backfired through the carb and set everthing alight, he couldn't get the Perana out as it was behind the Tickford. Burnt the garage to the ground as well, I think I posted pics of it here somewhere, was a long time ago now.
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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by CanAm17 » Sat 06 Sep 2014, 09:16

Friday practise. Under heavy braking for Turn 5 (Cape Town corner) at Killarney. Car snapped left and into the wall. Huge pity as this Capri has been so well built and prepped by a number of folks over the past couple of year.Besides obvious body damage, also broken steering rack, suspension etc. Good that Jonathan is OK.
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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by Mopar 440 » Wed 17 Sep 2014, 15:39

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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by jmvv » Wed 17 Sep 2014, 16:58

Gives new meaning to the term:"Ripping him a new one...." :lol: :lol:

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Re: OMG....Noooooo!

Post by neresh » Wed 17 Sep 2014, 17:13

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