Region: Central Florida
Car #: 40
Year : 1991 Posts: 393
I am installing a 6-nozzle fire system, and have about decided to mount two nozzles in the engine bay, one on each side of the fire wall pointing forward, 3 in the cockpit, and one in the trunk mounted below the rear window facing left toward the fuel filler hoses. Any advice?
One thing everyone should check...shove a light in the trunk and turn off the lights in your garage - you might be surprised at how many points of light (and potentially fuel, etc.), show up on and around the package tray. Apply tape....
I was trying to decide whether I thought it would be safer with the panel that protects the fuel filler hose installed, but blocking most of the foam spray from reaching the filler hoses, or without it (not legal). Any thoughts?
One thing that's of a lot of concern to me - if something were to cause the fuel filler hoses to fail (bad crash, over pressure explosion, etc.), any pinholes in the seat-belt tower area could allow fuel to go forward and end up *under* the driver's seat. Which is not where you want fuel... Check the seal around your seat belt tower bulkhead plates...
Region: NWR / Oregon
Car #: 88
Year : 95 Posts: 2000
Removing the plate that protects the filler hose is now legal. It was in a recent FastTrack along with cruise control (at last!). I was told at tech that I was the only person they had seen who still had it in.
Remove it. It's only protecting the hoses from luggage in the trunk. You still have a fuel source, you still have air, and in the event those two ignite, you have a hard to access fire.
-------------------- Keith Novak (Will work for tires)
Car #: 7
Year : 1999 Posts: 636
Note the tightness of the straps for your fire bottle. The ones that came with my SPA system were loose. I cut some holes in the floor this weekend and ran two large band clamps around the bottle and under the car around a frame rail. The bottle ain't going anywhere now.
-------------------- -Cy Supported by LTD Racing & Speed Shack - New England's Premier Auto Accessory Store Rt1 AutoMile - Norwood, MA http://www.speedshackonline.com