Progress Thread My 89 Gt, Caught Fire....

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by madspeed, May 22, 2014.


  1. revhead347

    revhead347 I have face herpes.

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    That sucks. I lost 2 Mustangs to fire. Put some benzadine on that skin burn. It's a bottle of brown **** they sell at the pharmacy. It's $20/bottle, but I'm sure the ER will charge you $100 for a dab of the same stuff.

    Kurt
  2. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    So sorry to here about this! If you need anything at all let me know, I'll help anyway I can!

    As far as a shop that does that kind of work I'm not even sure where to send you.
  3. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Thanks Nick.

    I just spoke with Bobby McNew from McNews in Dillsburg. He's confident he can get me fixed back up. Said he's done fixed a few of these after they caught fire. Even has a staff polishing guru, he and I may become best friends LOL.

    Will likely get it up on their dyno when its back together.
  4. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Also, not sure if it was due to the fire or the cause of it, but had to turn the key to the on position to put up the windows. I pushed it outside and its on a slight hill so couldnt get it back into the garage. Anyhow, the front fuel crossover is leaking like a sieve. So much for those sn95 rails. :fuss:
  5. cenok is family

    cenok is family Active Member

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    that SUCKSSS. who makes the gauge? you may think about contacting them about this. would be a bad deal if more of them do this and some other poor guy catches his car on fire when driving down the road.
  6. jetmech807

    jetmech807 Mustang Master

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    I feel for ya. If it ain't one thing, it's something else's.
  7. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Gonna call them tomorrow. Was a brand new gauge
  8. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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  9. dnbonds

    dnbonds Active Member

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    Sorry to hear about your fire man. That really sucks. Hope the soot washes off easily
  10. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    Mad, sorry to hear about this man. The bright side is that you were not driving it at the time and thankfully no one was serioulsy hurt.

    I would disconnect the battery until you get all the wiring looked at as a precaution.
  11. Onefine88

    Onefine88 Previously 89SSC18

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    Dammit Man! Hate to see that!
  12. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Done, thanks for the tip
  13. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Its looking more like the fault of the fuel line. The most burnt ip area is at the distributor, where the line is broke
  14. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Damn it man!
  15. Grabbin' Asphalt

    Grabbin' Asphalt Mustang Master

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    I was wondering about the replaced lines :chin

    Yo @madspeed i got those fresh set of msd street fighter plugs still in the box from my episode...lol
    Definitely a worthy cause, they have straight boots though. I will donate to the Mad-fund if you think they will clear your set up, PM me your address if you think you can use them bud.
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  16. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Sorry to hear about that man. If the engine had time to get up to temp, that was probably enough to ignite the fuel if a drop got on the headers. Gasoline ignites at around 500 degrees. I had a fuel rail lift off an injector many years ago. Flames started coming out of my cowl. Good luck getting it all fixed up. Looks likes mainly minor parts that you'll need to replace.
  17. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Fire does some ugly sh it whether it's on your arm, or in that engine bay.
    Fortunately for both both, looks like they'll live.
    I burned a 70 mach 1 to the ground as a result of a stuck float, and a backfire trying to do a restart, so I feel for you.
  18. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    I forgot to mention I have an OEM distributor (no TFI) if you want it. I was going to put it on Craigslist, but it's yours if you want it.
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  19. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    @madspeed ,, hey post a list of what you need. If I have some of it laying around, it's yours.
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  20. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Thanks everyone for the awesome offers!! I really appreciate it.

    I'm still waiting for the insurance adjuster. If they are going to cover everything, I will be taking the car to McNews in Dillsburg PA. I have spoken to Bobby McNew personally, and very congident he can handle it. They are experienced with this type of ordeal and have lots of Mustang experience. As you can imagine, theres alot of custom stuff that Ive done to it, and that's one of my concerns as far as rebuilding. If for some reason the insurance leaves me short, I will be sure to reach out to the community.

    Again, thanks. I hope no one else gets caught like this! Literally one week from All Fords at Carlisle, and had a few other shows she was going to be at.

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