Fire Extinguisher - Vintage Mustang Forums
 14Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 671
Fire Extinguisher

Anyone know good mounting locations for these?
I have five of them sitting in my garage, might as well put one of them to use

Any pictures you can share?

Last edited by 105810; 07-28-2018 at 06:48 PM.
105810 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 06:46 PM
Senior Member
 
2nd 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 9,155
Garage
mines on top of the trans tunnel just behind the front seats


Brad

Last edited by 2nd 66; 07-28-2018 at 06:50 PM.
2nd 66 is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 09:32 PM
Senior Member
 
subpar63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Formerly Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Now Silverhill, Alabama USA
Posts: 1,642
Got mine mounted to an adjustable bracket that mounts to the seat bolts on the passenger side.

John
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Fire 2.jpg (87.9 KB, 85 views)
File Type: jpg Fire 3.jpg (91.4 KB, 68 views)

John Goettsch





My First Mustang

Transformed 2017: (Thanks 22GT)
66 FB C Code Upgraded to HiPo+
Autolite 4100 1.12 - 4-Speed Toploader
3.55 True-Trac - Koni Adjustables
Z-Member - Arvinode Exhaust


66 FB C Code C4
Code U Tahoe Turquoise Metallic
White/Aqua Pony Interior
subpar63 is offline  
 
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 09:34 PM
Member
 
Miging65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sunland CA
Posts: 32
Here is what I did. I donít have any riders in the back so it works for me. Back seat,metal L just wedges under the lip of the seat. Easy to remove.


Attachment 676852Attachment 676854

1965 Coupe
1968 Cougar
2012 Gt

Last edited by Miging65; 04-28-2019 at 11:51 PM.
Miging65 is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-29-2018, 09:03 AM
Member
 
jomotopia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Atlanta Area
Posts: 94
Garage
Same as subpar63 for me. Here's the bracket I used: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/htr-sm01bk


1968 Coupe, 289 / 4 Speed, Her name is Penelope, Penny for short
jomotopia is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-29-2018, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Posts: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by jomotopia View Post
Same as subpar63 for me. Here's the bracket I used: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/htr-sm01bk


I have mine mounted like this.. I just mounted it using the hardware it came with (Lowes).
bonjoursm is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-29-2018, 05:40 PM
Senior Member
 
THE EVIL TW1N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,134
Mounted mine behind my e-brake. Very easy to get to, doesn't bother my passengers whenever I do have some.


1969 MaCh 1 - CHP 427w 10.8 comp
460 rwhp / 489 rwtq SAE

TFS 205cc 11R heads || Vic Jr. intake || Holley 950HP || 14" 6 piston / 13" 4 piston Wilwood brakes || T56 Magnum || SPEC 2+ hyd clutch || Detroit Locker || 3.70's || Aluminum DS || TCP R&P || TCP 1 1/8" front sway bar || TCP front adj coilover's || TCP Panhard Rod & rear sway bar || Maier rear leafs || Bilstein shocks || Forgeline GA3C wheels - 18"◊10", 19"x12" 325/30
THE EVIL TW1N is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 10:21 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 96
Also under the drivers seat. Easy to get to and out of the way.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0312.JPG (84.7 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0313.JPG (57.0 KB, 34 views)
SteveO_71 is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 10:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 249
Garage
I was just watching a video of the following on Jay Lenoís YouTube channel. Seems like a good alternative to a standard fire extinguisher due to being smaller, not as messy, and lasting longer.

https://elementfire.com
Garth66 and Mach1 Driver like this.

James

66 Coupe Project 289
Eitelbj is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Senior Member
 
islandboy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eitelbj View Post
I was just watching a video of the following on Jay Lenoís YouTube channel. Seems like a good alternative to a standard fire extinguisher due to being smaller, not as messy, and lasting longer.

https://elementfire.com
Thanks...never seen this but I think this is the route I want to go. Just throw one in the glove compartment and I'll be set.
Eitelbj likes this.

~e ikaika, e ho'okanaka, e ha'a ha'a~
islandboy33 is offline  
post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 04:45 PM
Senior Member
Supporting Member
 
zray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On the road in NE Oklahoma
Posts: 12,856
FYI:

the chemical ABC extinguishers are effective at putting very small fires, but the resulting GOOP / RESIDUE is a real bit*h to clean up. If the halogen "type" units are too pricey, and most of the time they are, the next best is a larger CO2 unit. No residue, and very effective as well as long as you don't get the smallest size there is. I know they are bulky, but I've had to clean up after several shop and car fires over the years, and it's nearly impossible to get all the ABC caustic residue cleaned off. And that IS a big deal. If it's not cleaned off 100% it won't just be unsightly; it WILL keep eating away at the metal.

There are techniques for using these handheld extinguishers that are important to learn. Don't just hold the button or lever down continuously. Use short bursts, and always be aimed at the base of the fire. A continuous spray is nearly guaranteed to run you out of retardant in a few seconds.


Z
Blues Power likes this.

zray is offline  
post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Sparky66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 811
Don't have a pic at the moment, but mine is mounted sideways under the dash, with the same release system that The Evil Tw1n has. The release knob is within arm's reach.


1966 Restomod/track car, 1973 Q-code Mach 1, 1997 F250 diesel, 2000 VW Beetle Rallycross car, 2010 Crown Vic (ex-City of Lakewood PD), 2015 Focus ST-2
Sparky66 is offline  
post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by zray View Post
FYI:

the chemical ABC extinguishers are effective at putting very small fires, but the resulting GOOP / RESIDUE is a real bit*h to clean up. If the halogen "type" units are too pricey, and most of the time they are, the next best is a larger CO2 unit. No residue, and very effective as well as long as you don't get the smallest size there is. I know they are bulky, but I've had to clean up after several shop and car fires over the years, and it's nearly impossible to get all the ABC caustic residue cleaned off. And that IS a big deal. If it's not cleaned off 100% it won't just be unsightly; it WILL keep eating away at the metal.

There are techniques for using these handheld extinguishers that are important to learn. Don't just hold the button or lever down continuously. Use short bursts, and always be aimed at the base of the fire. A continuous spray is nearly guaranteed to run you out of retardant in a few seconds.


Z

I would assume a pressure washer could solve that, but might introduce other problems
105810 is offline  
post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 06:15 PM
Senior Member
Supporting Member
 
zray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On the road in NE Oklahoma
Posts: 12,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by romayo View Post
I would assume a pressure washer could solve that, but might introduce other problems
I tried that. No soap.

The chemical residue is bonded to the metal. I had to use a sanding drum on my Dremel, which as you can imagine, also removes any paint and some metal too.

After my last experience with the chemical extinguishers, I've moved to larger CO2 . I will try the product mentioned earlier and see how it stacks up.

https://fireextinguisherdepot.com/fi...nguishers.html

A 5 lb unit minimum for the car and a 20 lb. for the garage / shop

Z


Last edited by zray; 07-30-2018 at 06:19 PM.
zray is offline  
post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 06:38 PM
Senior Member
 
subpar63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Formerly Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Now Silverhill, Alabama USA
Posts: 1,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by zray View Post
FYI:

the chemical ABC extinguishers are effective at putting very small fires, but the resulting GOOP / RESIDUE is a real bit*h to clean up. If the halogen "type" units are too pricey, and most of the time they are, the next best is a larger CO2 unit. No residue, and very effective as well as long as you don't get the smallest size there is. I know they are bulky, but I've had to clean up after several shop and car fires over the years, and it's nearly impossible to get all the ABC caustic residue cleaned off. And that IS a big deal. If it's not cleaned off 100% it won't just be unsightly; it WILL keep eating away at the metal.

There are techniques for using these handheld extinguishers that are important to learn. Don't just hold the button or lever down continuously. Use short bursts, and always be aimed at the base of the fire. A continuous spray is nearly guaranteed to run you out of retardant in a few seconds.


Z
Spendy it is but if I ever have to use it I'm thinking it will be worth the investment as it is a clean agent.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/htr-hg250b/overview/

"H3R Performance HalGuard fire extinguishers feature a clean agent--an electrically non-conducting liquid or gaseous fire-extinguishing agent that does not leave a residue. They feature high-quality steel cylinders with all-metal valve construction and are available in chrome or red painted finishes. Compact, lightweight, and easy to use, H3R HalGuard fire extinguishers will leave no mess or damage to the vehicle or surfaces, will not impair the operator's vision, provide no thermal shock to electronics, and are EPA-approved. The liquefied gas extinguishes those hard-to-reach fires that are common in many applications. Clean agent fire extinguishers like these have long been the product of choice for protecting classic automobiles and race cars, not to mention aircraft, computer rooms, and other high-tech equipment."

John
zray, 2nd 66 and Eitelbj like this.

John Goettsch





My First Mustang

Transformed 2017: (Thanks 22GT)
66 FB C Code Upgraded to HiPo+
Autolite 4100 1.12 - 4-Speed Toploader
3.55 True-Trac - Koni Adjustables
Z-Member - Arvinode Exhaust


66 FB C Code C4
Code U Tahoe Turquoise Metallic
White/Aqua Pony Interior
subpar63 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome