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65coupei6
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posted 08-05-2002 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I emailed Kidde who makes some extinguishers and they got back to me fast. Here is the reply:


There is no reason to be concerned regarding the safety of your
extinguisher at the elevated temperatures you describe. The temperature
range listed on the extinguisher is the range that must be listed in
accordance with the UL Listing requirements for fire extinguishers. The
internal pressure of the extinguisher will rise as the temperature
increases, however, it will stay well within the design and test limits of
the extinguisher.

For your information- A fire extinguisher with a B:C rating is recommended
for automobile engine related fire use. Do not use an "A,B:C" rated
extinguisher on your automobile engine. The fire fighting agent in theABC
extinguisher will fuse to hot surfaces making clean-up aftter the fire
difficult.
Best Regards,

Ed Faust
Director, Product Management and Business Development
Kidde Residential and Commercial Division

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Marco S.
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Ford Inline Performance
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Fastymz
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posted 08-05-2002 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marco thanks for sharing the info.I've been keeping mine in the glove box.

SCOOP

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Boss302
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posted 08-05-2002 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thats good to know, now i'll go check the one my dad has in his truck.

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Max
-1989 Mustang GT mods:
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65coupei6
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posted 08-05-2002 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more thing I found. Those nice chrome ones that are being sold at most autopart stores which are made by APC. They do not work. Check out this link the UL.

http://www.ul.com/about/newsrel/nr070901b.html

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Marco S.
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Ford Inline Performance
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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-05-2002 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$50 and may not work. That sucks. Question for you guys. Where do you get your extinguishers? I looked at Jegs, Summit, and JC Whitney and all they have is the APC's.

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Dustin C
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65 Plymouth Barracuda
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Fastymz
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posted 08-05-2002 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine at WALMART it's a kidde brand for $9.99 it's says for Auto use.And it has a rating B.C. only.

SCOOP

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mustangs68
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posted 08-05-2002 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Car fire & Fire Dept story

I came home from Racing one night in 1970 and was tired but need to pull the 800cfm off and put the 600cfm back on..well it was late (1Am).
I pulled the 800 off and bolted the 600 on diubled checked the c=gas line to besure it was tight and then fired it up..shortly the was a large orange glow under the hood..seems she was on fire...neighbor work worked at local Ford Dealership and built the engine runs out with a blanket and covers the engine at the same time the Fire Dept rools up pull off two hose and points one at the engine which at this point Cliff grabs the hose and threatens the fireman with bodiedly harm if he send on drop of water on that engine!

Toasted some wires and had some clean up to do..the cause...a small screwdriver blade between the base plate and intake..STUPID..STUPID..my fault!

Gotta fire ext. the next day and never work on her till the next day..LESSON LEARNED!
sam

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Hell_Fish
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posted 08-06-2002 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scoop.

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Dustin C
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65 Plymouth Barracuda
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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 08-06-2002 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may want to check out this portable fire extinguisher that can be had for $20 at:
www.fireade2000.com.

It is claimed to not be coorosive and easier cleanup than the very coorosive "A-B-C" or 'dry chemical' extinguisher styles. I'm thinking I'll be getting one to put in my race car.....

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in a '69 FB w/ 306 now, but
the 460+ is coming... :D

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