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Re: Spyder Engine bay fire
Posted by: vairTer ()
Date: May 25, 2023 11:23PM

I think the procedure of turning the fire extinguisher upside down and whacking with a mallet is no longer relevant:


1966 140 Monza PG convertible
Ventura County, CA

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Re: Spyder Engine bay fire
Date: May 26, 2023 09:56AM

Check with Clark's - I'm thinking they can make or modify their engine wiring harness for your alternator conversion.
They also offer discounts for multiple wiring harness orders.
I would definitely replace both the engine and body harness.

It would make good sense to replace the engine and body fuel lines as well. Apparently a small failure caused the fuel line to become an open spray which caused the fire, so I would certainly replace these with new metal parts.

More "Good Luck" on your impromptu restoration! smoking smiley

Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CCF admin ~
CORSA +Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2023 09:07PM by 1966-Corsa-GT-180.

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Re: Spyder Engine bay fire
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: May 26, 2023 02:38PM

I installed this in my engine bay....


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1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Now Located in Oswego,NY

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Re: Spyder Engine bay fire
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: May 26, 2023 08:46PM

Changing the body harness is a lot easier than replacing the instrument panel one. ( statement based on experience )
I have recently found that Home Depot sells small f/e's for $20.00. The next larger one is $ 16.00. They made great raffle prizes at our club meetings.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza

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