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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-12-2018, 04:48 PM
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I do remember attending one show that gave extra points for having an extinguisher but was not requirement. I thought a quick release would allow putting the extinguisher out of sight if it was not required by show rules. I usually set my trunk bag on the ground under the gas tank and the extinguisher in the bag. Dave R.
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I've had one in my GT since the 90's when I was doing open track.
It's an Amerex 2 1/2 # bottle for class A,B,C fires. It's got the double clip
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I have mine in almost the same location, just slightly to the left. I have short arms, and need it as close as possible without having to bend over too far. I have mine attached w/ the SD NHRA quick-release clip.


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Ok, side question. Some shows require you to have an extinguisher and place it by the front tire. Has anyone had a problem with theft? If I spring for the Halotron becasue it doesn't leave a residue, I'd be pretty upset if someone walked off with my $150 extinguisher.
Never heard of one being stolen, but a cheap one for display only would prevent the loss of a expensive Halon F.E.

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Never heard of one being stolen, but a cheap one for display only would prevent the loss of a expensive Halon F.E.

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Just bought a small one for about $15 and placed it behind the front passenger seat (attached).

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I used this one in my Cobra and plan on another one for the Mustang.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/htr-hg500c

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I used this one in my Cobra and plan on another one for the Mustang.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/htr-hg500c
Wow why is it so expensive

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I used to keep one under the front seat so I could get to it easily. Boy did I get a lecture from an instructor at Watkins Glen! First, you shouldn't use a mount designed for household use (my bad), Upon Impact you have several pounds of projectile free in your car acting like the marble in a spray paint can when shaken ouch! Second, having it under the driver's seat sets said projectile into feet and pedals, a dangerous situation. So, make sure your extinguisher has a mount designed for racing or automotive use and don't mount it under the driver's seat.

Finally, I would spring for Halon next time as the white powder all over your motor and engine bay paint is a PITA to get off. Ask me how I know...
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when I had my 55 Cheby I entered a Super Chevy Show, I got dinged for not having an extinguisher and a first aid kit. The dings cost me from placing. The guy that restored my car won 1st place.
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Yeah, anything special about that one?

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Yeah, anything special about that one?
In addition to being chrome plated, the one John posted is also a 5 lb. bottle. Most seem to us the 2.5 lb version which is about half that price in either red or black. Would be curious to know where/how it is mounted though.
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Here's a page at Amazon for the HalGuard FE, they also have the brackets for them. Amazon may be a little cheaper than Summit. I think I would rather buy two 2.5lb bottles than one 5lb bottle.
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...6tirtt4o_b_p19

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You can ask summit to price match and they usually will look it up and then do so. I bought my extinguisher and mounting bracket from them. I just mounted t on the trans hump for quick access. I have been asked if it is a nos setup before.....seriously...excuse the elcheapo console, I set that in back in the late 70s and its just part of the car that's been with me since day 2! Held many a beer and cigarettes in it back in the day, now diet coke and a cell phoIMGP0001.jpgne.
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I have a Halotron fire extinguisher mounted to the trunk hinge bracket. I got it for our cross country road trip last summer. These are pricey but the added safety is worth it. Before than I had a $20 chrome one that was really too small, which was better than nothing.


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Not to discourage anyone and it was probably a fluke, but my 2016 2500 HD was sitting inside the heated building this weekend- fire extinguisher mounted on the crew cab back wall. We came in this morning and it looked like it snowed inside the truck- no idea why, but the extinguisher decided to explode over the weekend! One of my employees spent almost an hour with a vacuum, cleaner, and rags to clean it up. Never happened before, may not again, but makes me think twice about leaving one inside my car unattended. Honestly I should have taken a picture- it was crazy!

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Here is a pic of where I mount mine.
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