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I finally got around to painting and mounting my fire extinguisher. It is an Auto/Marine one that I picked up at Lowes. I painted it to match the car. I am going to change the strap to a better stainless steel one. It may not be the best place to mount it but it is better then it rolling around in the back footwell.

 

 

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What kind of extinguisher is it? You might want to check out this thread where we talked about mounting issues and the superiority of halon as the charge in your extinguisher. http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php?/topic/49520-fire-extinguisher/page__p__828637__hl__extinguisher__fromsearch__1#entry828637

 

You have a GT500 so, theoretically, you could grab your extinguisher, pop your hood and kill the fire. Those of us with SGT's are kidding ourselves if we think we are going to grab the extinguisher, jump outside the car, pull the hood pins, run back to the driver's compartment, pop the hood and then kill the fire. I think it would be all over by then. that is why I replaced my interior mounted extinguisher with a fire suppression system. You might look at this thread on that topic. http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php?/topic/51774-fire-suppression-system/page__p__872504__hl__extinguisher__fromsearch__1#entry872504

 

Having said all that, your extinguisher looks super and it never hurts to have one around. With luck, the only car you will ever use it on will be someone else's.

 

Jim

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Some track / driving orgs require that all the mounting brackets be metal vs plastic on the extinguisher. This can be a major PITA as most suppliers are plastic.

 

Plan ahead so you can order online or have time to find one.

 

My .02.

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What kind of extinguisher is it? You might want to check out this thread where we talked about mounting issues and the superiority of halon as the charge in your extinguisher. http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php?/topic/49520-fire-extinguisher/page__p__828637__hl__extinguisher__fromsearch__1#entry828637

 

You have a GT500 so, theoretically, you could grab your extinguisher, pop your hood and kill the fire. Those of us with SGT's are kidding ourselves if we think we are going to grab the extinguisher, jump outside the car, pull the hood pins, run back to the driver's compartment, pop the hood and then kill the fire. I think it would be all over by then. that is why I replaced my interior mounted extinguisher with a fire suppression system. You might look at this thread on that topic. http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php?/topic/51774-fire-suppression-system/page__p__872504__hl__extinguisher__fromsearch__1#entry872504

 

Having said all that, your extinguisher looks super and it never hurts to have one around. With luck, the only car you will ever use it on will be someone else's.

 

Jim

 

 

I've always had it in my head that popping the hood then trying to open it would cause some gnarly burns with the fire rushing towards the newly opened path of oxygen. Or am I missing something? :headscratch:

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I've always had it in my head that popping the hood then trying to open it would cause some gnarly burns with the fire rushing towards the newly opened path of oxygen. Or am I missing something? :headscratch:

 

 

I think you are spot on. That is another reason I put in a true suppression system that I have fire off as I am on the way out of the car. The way I figured it, I have way too much invested in my car to lose it (I don't want insurance money, I want my car) for want of the ability to put out a fire. The only downside to a fire supression system is that I do not have an on board extinguisher to use on another car.

 

Jim

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The extinguisher looks good, but why are you using 1984 Cadillac Seville floor mats? LOL. I just had too say it.

 

 

Good old Coco mats, I think it’s a carry over from my youth and sport car days. They do a good job of hiding the dirt and they hold up well. Plus I like to be a little different from the crowd.

 

 

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I've always had it in my head that popping the hood then trying to open it would cause some gnarly burns with the fire rushing towards the newly opened path of oxygen. Or am I missing something? :headscratch:

 

Nope, yer right on the money.

 

That's why you don't OPEN the hood, you just pop it. Then stick the nozzle into the open slit and spray. You try to unlatch the hood and you'll most likely loose a couple of fingers from the burns.

 

Then once you get the fire down or out, the FIRST thing you do is cut a battery cable.

 

I worked a Tow truck for many years and have seen many things. Some, not so good...okay, MANY....not good at all.

 

 

Phill

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I finally got around to painting and mounting my fire extinguisher. It is an Auto/Marine one that I picked up at Lowes. I painted it to match the car. I am going to change the strap to a better stainless steel one. It may not be the best place to mount it but it is better then it rolling around in the back footwell.

 

Nice job!! But is this something we need to worry about on a new car? Just wondering.

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