My burnt up 71 GSX and her 72 GS clone

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by John Brown/1972 Buick, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    WTF..... What happen??
     
  2. sriley531

    sriley531 M.M.O.G.

    Not gonna lie, one of my biggest fears for my Buicks is fire.
     
  3. Backfired thru carb and I panicked try putting it out with water.
     
  4. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    I carry fire extinguishers in every vehicle. It may just stop something small.
     
  5. I lived it and I cried like a baby!
     
  6. I do now at the time I had one 50 from me but didn’t think it happened so quick.
     
  7. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    My dad's T-Bucket caught fire with me and my buddy in it. I've never seen anyone jump out of a doorless car so fast. I had an extinguisher and was able to put it out quick.
     
  8. sriley531

    sriley531 M.M.O.G.

    Both my Buicks have extinguishers in the floor behind the driver's seat. Still I'm always afraid I'll park one and walk away while something is smoldering and discover it too late.
     
  9. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    I carry one fire extinguisher between the seats behind the shifter and another in the trunk, (power lock), just in case. Jim
     
  10. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    My insurance agent wouldn’t write a policy unless I had fire extinguishers in the car. He also “encouraged” me to put at least 2 in the garage next to the car. Been like that ever since.
     
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  11. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

  12. docgsx

    docgsx It's not a GTX

    Mine started on fire while I was sitting in it in front of my rental house. Turns out it was the cigarette lighter which had so much dust and crap stored in it from over the years, it shorted out and started an electrical fire while I was sitting in it. Fortunately it was not in my garage overnight.
     
  13. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    A big reason why I use one of those battery cut offs and use it anytime I park the car. I also carry a fire extinguisher in the car.
     
  14. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    I've heard in a pinch stab the upper hose and shut the hood.. only works if it's hot though
     
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  15. Duane

    Duane Member

    I am hoping that you rebuild the car. I would be devistated by this.

    If you opt to not go this route could you give me a call. I am sure we could find someone in this group that would take on the job of saving it.
    Thanks.
    Duane
     
  16. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member

    Do not stab the rad hose! Coolant is flammable in extreme heat situations!
     
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  17. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I have a "Flaming River" battery disconnect, and several AMEREX halitron extinguishers handy, and in the cars.

    I hope you can rebuild.
     
  18. Brandon Cocola

    Brandon Cocola Well-Known Member

    I suggest a co2 fire extinguisher or hailon and dry chemical last since the dry chemical leaves a mess everywhere that is a pain to clean up. Another option is a big box of baking soda.
     
  19. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Same. Well, almost.

    Battery always gets disconnected when I park and there are 2 fire extinguishers on board.

    I can't even imagine....
     

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