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Author: Subject: Mot this morning, and then the fire ...........
steve m

posted on 1/7/19 at 11:57 AM Reply With Quote
Mot this morning, and then the fire ...........

7 passed the MOT this morning at 8, so I went the long way home (as not taxed) and had a carb/engine fire, the whole front end from the scuttle forward is destroyed,

Will be a lot of salvaged parts going on ebay soon!

a VERY PISSED OF steve

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loggyboy

posted on 1/7/19 at 12:02 PM Reply With Quote
Oh no.. so gutted for you. Such a painful and sad end to a car. Assume you are all ok though - which is the main thing!
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posted on 1/7/19 at 12:08 PM Reply With Quote

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nick205

posted on 1/7/19 at 12:09 PM Reply With Quote
What are ar5e

As above I hope you are unhurt yourself!

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steve m

posted on 1/7/19 at 12:25 PM Reply With Quote
I am un hurt, physically, and as been said, we are more important than a load of welded metal,

But mentally, im in pieces, so upset, it was one of the original book built Locosts, so Ive had 21 ish years of fun, from a home built car, and its over now, and soon to have an empty garage, first time in 45 years!

steve





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nero1701

posted on 1/7/19 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
you might consider keeping that F27 and transplanting/ saving what you can for that?

I can give you a few days labour as I'm just bout to start 6 weeks holiday

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Bluemoon

posted on 1/7/19 at 12:46 PM Reply With Quote
Really sorry to hear that. I would stand back and see what you can salvage. Might not be a bad as you think, re-building should be possible if you wish.

Any idea what caused it?

Dan






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CosKev3

posted on 1/7/19 at 01:24 PM Reply With Quote
Ah no,sorry to hear of this

As above though,unless the chassis is twisted/distorted from the heat surely it's worth rebuilding?

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Bluemoon

posted on 1/7/19 at 01:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Ah no,sorry to hear of this

As above though, unless the chassis is twisted/distorted from the heat surely it's worth rebuilding?


Even if it is the DVLA will allow it's replacement with "a new chassis or monocoque bodyshell of the same specification as the original".

Dan

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theconrodkid

posted on 1/7/19 at 02:28 PM Reply With Quote
..not a lot i can say apart from, glad you are ok...chin up mate, could have been a lot worse.





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jeffw

posted on 1/7/19 at 02:53 PM Reply With Quote
So sorry to hear this Steve, having had an engine fire myself it isn't nice. Good luck getting it all sorted, at least you are in one piece.
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gremlin1234

posted on 1/7/19 at 03:45 PM Reply With Quote
good that your not physically hurt,

you will undoubtedly be blaming yourself, because you built it,
but remember, what you built lasted over 20 years, and it had been inspected earlier that day!

what I am saying is don't blame yourself, you built yourself a good car, very well.

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SJ

posted on 1/7/19 at 04:17 PM Reply With Quote
Gutted! Any idea what happened? [other than it caught fire!!]

Stu

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CosKev3

posted on 1/7/19 at 04:38 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Bluemoon
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Ah no,sorry to hear of this

As above though, unless the chassis is twisted/distorted from the heat surely it's worth rebuilding?


Even if it is the DVLA will allow it's replacement with "a new chassis or monocoque bodyshell of the same specification as the original".

Dan


That's 100% guaranteed?

I reckon they would say it would need a IVA

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JC

posted on 1/7/19 at 05:03 PM Reply With Quote
Steve,

Gutted to hear that - it was a lovely car. You are (physically) unhurt which is all that really matters, cars can be rebuilt or replaced.

James

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02GF74

posted on 1/7/19 at 05:46 PM Reply With Quote
Terrible as clearly you were attached to it as you built it yourself and had it for so long. But look on the bright side, you escaped unscathed and now are in a position to consider buying my F27.

So any idea of cause, electrical short or fuel line failure, possible the mot tester knocked something out of place, they usually need to look under the bonnet, seems a bit coincidental.





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steve m

posted on 1/7/19 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
From the charred remains, it appears that the fuel line/Brass tube that goes into the dcd carb has come out, and sprayed fuel all over the distributor (xflow) brilliant 1960's design !!! not,
The fire brigade put the fire out, as two fire extinguishers, and one being a large office foam one didnt !

The whole engine department is destroyed, I will review the situation reassess when I can be arsed, but currently, I don't even want to look at the mess

steve





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Abe

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:00 PM Reply With Quote
Gutted for you bud, really sorry to hear that, glad youre ok though.
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bi22le

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
I cried when I crashed my kit car and I only had it a few months. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Take your time and I'm sure you will take the right actions to heal those wounds.





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B33fy

posted on 1/7/19 at 09:22 PM Reply With Quote
Steve, really sorry to read this, anything I can help with let me know.
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Bluemoon

posted on 2/7/19 at 07:01 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
quote:
Originally posted by Bluemoon
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Ah no,sorry to hear of this

As above though, unless the chassis is twisted/distorted from the heat surely it's worth rebuilding?


Even if it is the DVLA will allow it's replacement with "a new chassis or monocoque bodyshell of the same specification as the original".

Dan


That's 100% guaranteed?

I reckon they would say it would need a IVA


Depends on the DVLA points system, should be no different from changing the chassis on a TVR or other classic so I don't see a problem... In this instant, though I think Steve will wish to sit back and wait for a while before reviewing what he wants to do. From what Steve has described there will be a way without an IVA, but I doubt Steve will be wanting to assess that yet (slightly pissed off probably would not cover it!).

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posted on 2/7/19 at 07:32 AM Reply With Quote
What shitter!
Gutted for you





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gaz_gaz

posted on 2/7/19 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
really sorry to hear of your woes Steve.
I'm probably not that far from you so If there's anything i can do to help then just shout.

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hughpinder

posted on 2/7/19 at 10:18 AM Reply With Quote
Bad luck, but at least you are ok. I hope you can salvage something from it.
Hugh

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MikeR

posted on 2/7/19 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
I can't imagine the emotions during or now.

Take some time and don't make a decision in haste. I've seen plenty of racers weld on a new front end.

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