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Old 01-12-2009, 12:14 PM   #21
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Can you leave it in that position on track days, or at an autox event?

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:21 PM   #22
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Can you leave it in that position on track days, or at an autox event?
Dunno. I don't track the car or do autocross. I just run the 1/8 mile at our local track, and they don't mind it being there.

FWIW, it's just velcro'd to the carpet. Obviously not the best, but better than nothing. In the future, I will build a fancy aluminum bracket that bolts to the seat to secure the extinguisher. Local guy here did that in his Porsche (which he happens to track regularly) and it works well.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:27 PM   #23
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lol. But seriously, I should start a "group buy" on fire extinguishers. I will prearange the orders so you can pay me a few bucks, and then for 14 dollars (shipping cost) you can pickup your item at your local walmart...
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a group buy would be pretty nice, tho

I'de be in!
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:46 PM   #24
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I'd be in for a group buy on Halon extinguishers.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #25
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When I put one in my car, it will be Halon. To me it's worth the extra cost to have less/no mess to clean up. That dry chemical stuff gets everywhere and will take forever to clean out of switches, vents and every nook and cranny if you discharge it inside the car. Halon does have a couple disadvantages, like the fact that it dissipates rather than leaving a coating, so your fire could flare back up if it's fed by oil continuously dripping on a hot downpipe or whatnot. It's also not healthy to inhale the stuff for too long, but if my car is on fire and I'm conscious enough to grab the extingisher, I'm gonna GTFO after spraying it anyway.

Pegasus has the 2.5 lb Halon ones for $110, and I haven't seen them any cheaper in the (admittedly brief) time I've spent looking.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:24 PM   #26
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Extinguishers are so last year. I've got a 10lb Firecharger system from the GB Rspeed did last year. Mounted the tank on the shelf behind the seat, and the handle is underneath my steering wheel. One nozzle aimed at the fuel rail, one nozzle aimed at me.
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Extinguishers are so last year. I've got a 10lb Firecharger system from the GB Rspeed did last year. Mounted the tank on the shelf behind the seat, and the handle is underneath my steering wheel. One nozzle aimed at the fuel rail, one nozzle aimed at me.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:56 PM   #28
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Haha, I thought in buying a Miata I wouldn't have to worry about fires. I keep 2 extinguishers in my RX-7 at all times (leaky pulsation dampers).
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:12 PM   #29
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Just saw this thread, good info here...

I work for Simplex-Grinnell, installing, inspecting and maintaining portable fire extinguishers and hood systems. If it were my car, I too would get the Halon, or FE36. Halon is no longer manufactured, and is allegedly bad for the ozone. FE36 is its' replacement (as far as Ansul is concerned), and from what I understand it works nearly as well... B-C is much better than ABC, especially since you concentrate your fire-fighting abilities pound for pound towards what is most likely to be on fire... You should note, ABC and BC don't fight metal fires well, you would need a D-class ext. to fight that. Halon or FE36 would be better than ABC or BC , but I wouldn't want to stake my or someone else's life on it.

As for a group buy, I might could see what sort of pricing I can get through work, be it for BC or for FE36 ext.s. I know that Ansul is the premier manufacturer of fire fighting equipment, which is good, but they aren't known for being cheap, which is bad.

Is anyone interested?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:21 PM   #30
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Thats one thing I must have in my car. Only good place to mount one I can think of is on the roll bar, but it would be hard to reach with a double hoop bar, unless on the passanger inside upright.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:23 PM   #31
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Nope factory header, with heatshield in place, so no spillage, I did use the remainder of the can in the fuel tank, but I can't imagine the stuff is so volatile it would cause a fire outside of the car. I freaked !!!!
Wait.

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:45 AM   #32
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I'm actually working on putting together my own fire suppression system for my Miata.
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