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Hi Lukasz

What size is your extinguisher as mine is a tight fit? @Lotusfab has just installed one in a different location as his is a lot fatter than mine - whereas mine is quite long.

Here's my installation - if you click on the picture it should blow up much larger. - you can see where the pipe goes into the engine bay.

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The nozzles are one here - blue centre bottom of the picture.

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and the other here - pointing at the cam covers.

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Run the release to where is best suited for you - Fabian has worked out a better position than mine which is in a really stupid one (through the map pocket.).

I can't give you any details on how I installed it as it was 30 years ago :)  However, the cover over the extinguisher is easily removed  (must be easy if I could do it) and the space underneath is surprisingly large.

What year is your car? It's a black bumper, so pre 1985. We need to see some more pictures - if you are doing some work on your car, maybe start a separate thread for it?

Chris

 

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Jim McLeskey Richmond, VA USA

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Just fitted one of these this week in the engine bay: 2mtr 

http://www.fireextinguishersale.com/shop/fss-uk-automatic-fire-suppression-system-automotive-tube-extinguisher-for-trucks-vans-sports-cars-luxury-cars-boats-yachts/

 

Plus a 50 second firestick fitted by driver seat

https://raceandrally.com/fire-safety-stick-50-seconds

 

and a 2.5 kg powder in passenger footwell.. 

 

That should cover it.. 

 

Both links for example only, so you know what i am talking about.

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