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    Rita got a new fire extinguisher today.

     



    I had an old school powder fire extinguisher under the seat but I bought a 1.4 lb Halguard clean agent just in case. I think it's worth the extra money to not throw corrosive powder all over everything if a fire breaks out. I left the other one in there too just in case. I hope I never have to give a review on how well it works.
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    I’ve got the same kind in my Coupe!

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    Funny story completely unrelated to you installing a fire extinguisher, but your post jogged my memory.

    A fellow I know who happens to be one of those wannabe outlaw types bought a Lincoln Continental for his wife back in the 80's. The car was a real lemon. Constantly in the shop and nobody could get it right. This was before the lemon laws came about so he decided to take matter into his own hands "outlaw style".

    He took the car out on a country road, made sure no one was around and "accidentally" set it on fire hoping to collect the insurance. As he related the story to me, " I had just got the d@#% thing burnin' good when along comes a #$%@%^# good Samaritan with a fire extinguisher and put it out! So now it's still a piece of @#$% that's burnt under the hood!" I couldn't help but laugh at him.

    Hope you don't ever need the extinguisher.
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    Lol, that is a good story, Karma ! While we're at it, I have one too. it's a little different but my a guy around here was combining several years ago and his combine caught on fire. His fire extinguisher did not work, so he hightailed it back to the yard with his pickup and the only empty container he found was an empty gas container. He filled that with water and tried to put out the fire with it. It looked a little suspicious when the fire department came and there was an empty gas container next to his burning combine LOL.
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    Forty years ago a young fella working for me seriously pranged his car. Made quite a mess of it.
    We were talking about it next day, and I told him that he wouldn't get insurance on it, as he was an unlicensed driver.
    So that night he went into town to where his car had been towed and set it on fire.
    The cops and the fire brigade all turned up, one of the firemen said "We must open the trunk to see is there's petrol cans in there."


    So Pete stepped forward with the keys in his hand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrod46 View Post
    Funny story completely unrelated to you installing a fire extinguisher, but your post jogged my memory.

    A fellow I know who happens to be one of those wannabe outlaw types bought a Lincoln Continental for his wife back in the 80's. The car was a real lemon. Constantly in the shop and nobody could get it right. This was before the lemon laws came about so he decided to take matter into his own hands "outlaw style".

    He took the car out on a country road, made sure no one was around and "accidentally" set it on fire hoping to collect the insurance. As he related the story to me, " I had just got the d@#% thing burnin' good when along comes a #$%@%^# good Samaritan with a fire extinguisher and put it out! So now it's still a piece of @#$% that's burnt under the hood!" I couldn't help but laugh at him.

    Hope you don't ever need the extinguisher.

    That reminds me of a really hard working Mexican fellow in So. Calif. in the late 60's. He'd always wanted a Conny and finally had saved enough to buy one and it was a lemon, the dealer had it more than he did. He stuck it on a trailer and drug it all over the place with a sign in big letters, LEMON. Ford had, maybe still does an assembly plant in Pico Rivera so he drove it up on the front lawn late one Sunday night and set it on fire. I don't remember any legal trouble, but Ford ended up giving him a new Conny.
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    Seth, where did you get that at? The ones I see on the net are over $200. Is that the going rate for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Seth, where did you get that at? The ones I see on the net are over $200. Is that the going rate for them?

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    I got it from summit racing. I think it was about $150 ish. If you want a chrome one, that's about $30 more , I really didn't care what it looked like so I went with the cheaper black one. I did get the 1.4 pound one cuz I like to make sure fires are out.
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