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Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:08 pm

So spotted this on facepaint today thought I would share .....

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by andyd » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:37 pm

Well Arthur Daley was a dodgy dealer :?
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:21 pm

Oh dear, I hope it's not too badly damaged and can be repaired.

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:11 pm

Some more pictures
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm

What's the likely cause of that then do you think?
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:45 pm

:shock: What a nightmare for the owner :cry:
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Peter-S » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm
What's the likely cause of that then do you think?
Having seen them deteriorate pretty quickly I would put money on perished fuel pipes.
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:21 pm

I like the wheels :)
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Major_Tom » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:48 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:45 pm
:shock: What a nightmare for the owner :cry:
I wonder if he carried a decent fire extinguisher?
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Major_Tom » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:54 am

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Paul G » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am

Peter-S wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm
What's the likely cause of that then do you think?
Having seen them deteriorate pretty quickly I would put money on perished fuel pipes.
:agree: Either perished or Mr Ethanol has been having a munch on them.

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:51 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Bug » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:34 pm

Paul G wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:03 am
Peter-S wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm
What's the likely cause of that then do you think?
Having seen them deteriorate pretty quickly I would put money on perished fuel pipes.
:agree: Either perished or Mr Ethanol has been having a munch on them.
Or, as happened to me twice, on different Capris, with the 32/36 carb, the metal fuel inlet pipe can come out of the carb. It then fires the fuel in a perfect arc over to the exhaust manifold.

Not saying it's happened in this case, but as it has reminded me of the fault, now would be a good time to let you all know, so maybe you can check yours.

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Major_Tom » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:00 pm

It doesnt look like the bonnet has been bent so it seems the firemen went to the trouble of opening it with care!
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:36 pm

Bug wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:34 pm


Or, as happened to me twice, on different Capris, with the 32/36 carb, the metal fuel inlet pipe can come out of the carb. It then fires the fuel in a perfect arc over to the exhaust manifold.

Not saying it's happened in this case, but as it has reminded me of the fault, now would be a good time to let you all know, so maybe you can check yours.
Craparama ! Mine got loose enough to leak so I pulled it out ,sand swaged it a bit and liquid metal glued it back in . Never thought about it coming right out tho :shock:
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Mr B » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:51 pm

I read somewhere that the Scimitar boys used to some how drill and pin that small pipe into the 38dgas carburetor body, that pipe popping out is apparently quite common and is responsible for quite a few Scimitar fires and no doubt a few Capri's too.

if memory serves Reliant issued a notice on this issue, just can't remember where I read it.

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Bug » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:38 am

Major_Tom wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:00 pm
It doesnt look like the bonnet has been bent so it seems the firemen went to the trouble of opening it with care!
Often happens that people see the smoke and immediately rush round and open the bonnet. In goes a lot of nice oxygen and the flames flare up!
Then they drop the bonnet and run!
Best bet is to carry an extinguisher with you. Pop the bonnet, lift it the bare minimum to get the nozzle in, fill the bay with the entire contents and hope for the best.

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by pbar » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:45 am

Bug wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:34 pm

Or, as happened to me twice, on different Capris, with the 32/36 carb, the metal fuel inlet pipe can come out of the carb.
That is a superb heads up and info Martin. I guess the same could be true of the fuel return also? Could you clarify please, are these pipes simply a push in friction fit then?

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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by Peter-S » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 am

pbar wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:45 am
Could you clarify please, are these pipes simply a push in friction fit then?
In my experience yes Paul.

The one in my old carb came out a couple of times when I pulled the rubber hose off :o
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Re: Minder Capri caught fire

Post by pbar » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:08 pm

Thanks very much Peter, that's another frequent under bonnet check then for sure.

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