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Offline eroc022

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2011, 06:27:09 PM »
I say fire retardant also in addition to sound.

bingo..... that was the correct answer, the plastic clips would melt and drop the pad onto the motor... particulaly the carb to put out a fire kind of like dropping a heavy blanket on a flame....
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2011, 06:29:36 PM »
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2011, 09:13:05 PM »
bingo..... that was the correct answer, the plastic clips would melt and drop the pad onto the motor... particulaly the carb to put out a fire kind of like dropping a heavy blanket on a flame....


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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2011, 04:23:53 AM »
Well now...I never would have got that one.

Was there ever a case of it working like they thought it would? Just seems like a long shot. I was a volunteer firefighter for 10 years. After being at a dozen or so car fires never seen one put out by some hood insulation.
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2011, 10:35:24 AM »
That's probably because by the time the engine fire occurred, the hood insulation was oil soaked so it just added to the blaze instead of extinguishing it ;)

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2011, 10:47:25 AM »
LOL!
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2011, 11:23:17 AM »
Car fires are impressive.  I've seen a couple of them.  They're extremely hot. 

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2011, 11:08:12 PM »
It's been a while on this but I saw this today in the GM manual. Heres the F body page, it shows insulation
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2011, 10:08:05 AM »
Not much hope in melting through the metal clips of the earlier years, would be some fire!