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Keep on meaning to look into getting one of those automatic fire extinguisher systems that is fitted around the engine bay, anyone got one?

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Well worth it. Mine came as a kit from JJC Race & Rally for about £130. They have changed to an ebay shop, and it looks like they don't do the same deal anymore. Think Demon Tweaks is the same company, they have a website rather than ebay.

Looking at my invoice, it's a 2.25l Lifeline mechanical plumbed in one and it came with a 2kg hand held. The plumbed in ones they now offer are 4l and I don't think that they will fit in the same place mine is.

Here's my installation. Had to make a cut into the cover to let the gauge fit. The 2.25 l is quite big - much larger than the halon one I originally had.

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I put my system together with parts from summitracing.com and got the tank locally since nobody will ship them by air. It’s a 6 litre foam system. Mounted it in the back of the boot and connected it to 6 nozzles (4 atop the engine cover and 2 from the boot side). Actuation is via cable pull from the cockpit. It’s a (car)life insurance since no insurance company covers fire here for older cars despite charging a small fortune for bare essentials.

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Best fire protection in my view is to keep the carbs well and tight including all it’s connections and renew the fuel hoses regularly. Adding an extinguishing system atop is a nice extra. 


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