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Hi Folks,

Seen a few posts ref fire extinguishers of late which reminded me of the neat little ‘Fire Eater’ solution from MangiaFuoco http://www.mangiafuoco.biz/index.html

If you’re unaware of these little devices they seem to be pretty good for inside the cockpit in the event of the worst happening. By no means am I saying better than a plumbed in solution be a decent alternative. These are the same as the €83 Sparco version:

http://www.elise-shop.com/sparco-fireater-fire-extinguisher-elise-exige-vx220-p-344.html

I looked into doing a bulk buy last year but got side tracked, you can’t order them separately so you have to bulk order. They come from Italy min order is a pack of 12. I’m contemplating having two in my Exige anyhow so checking if anyone else interested. If interested let me know i reckon they’ll equate to £55 each delivered to your UK address.

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Why can't i find any information on this online? The only search results I get back are the lotus websites and sparco doesn't even have it listed on its website 

https://www.sparco.it/shop/en/racing/techincal-accesories/extinguisher?zenid=06nl2h878cp17vspnl131m5757

 

I found one video on youtube but looks like it was filmed with a handycam back in 1993

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Unsure @usurp Agree not much information but they do seem to be pretty good from what I have read on the forums. 

I think one of the problems is that they don’t seem to be freely available other than those rebranded as Sparco at a high premium!

@CocoPops did you buy yours on a previous Lotus group buy or did you manage to find a UK dealer?

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First one was part of a vx220 group buy and second one was via eBay where the seller was selling in batches of 4.

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@alias23 put me down for two if you get enough interest.

cheers

Mark

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Thanks for the links @usurp although I think it should still work out cheaper buying in bulk if folks are up for an informal group buy.

More I read up the more I think this is a good solution as no residue.

I reckon in reality the cost should work out less than £55 delivered but airing on side of caution.

Suggest we start a list to gauge interest;

alias23 - 2x

@Mark030358 - 2x

So have 8x available.

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I bought several from Italy, and even arranged a bulk buy for the French Club Lotus, at a very interesting price ... If you want details and contact, please send a PM Imran !

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On 12/26/2017 at 17:14, CocoPops said:

I carry one in each car.

 

where do you have it mounted on the exige out of curiosity?

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I have Evora, but on my Vx I used to mount it on the chassis rail in front of pax seat.

In Evora, it is velcro’d between seat and sill. Easy to grab.

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I've placed a bulk order for the 50 second versions. Hopefully should get confirmation they've received payment in the next 2-3 days then await shipping. 

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On 26/12/2017 at 13:41, alias23 said:

By no means am I saying better than a plumbed in solution be a decent alternative.

Key difference is that a plumbed-in extinguishers first job is to buy you time to get out of the car, they aren't very good at putting fire out.

You really don't want to be in the car when one of those gas things go off.

Dave

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23 hours ago, alias23 said:

I've placed a bulk order for the 50 second versions. Hopefully should get confirmation they've received payment in the next 2-3 days then await shipping. 

Errrr... from the infos I gave to you ? Would have appreciated a feeback :blush: ...

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28 minutes ago, French Frie said:

Errrr... from the infos I gave to you ? Would have appreciated a feeback :blush: ...

Pinged you a PM buddy. Sorry for the delay responding!

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On 29/12/2017 at 13:26, alias23 said:

I've placed a bulk order for the 50 second versions. Hopefully should get confirmation they've received payment in the next 2-3 days then await shipping. 

Hi Imran,

Nice job ?

Let me know when and how you want paying.

cheers

Mark

 

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Just been notified they've been shipped from Italy today.

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Fire Eaters arrived yesterday. Thanks to @Mark030358 and @GFWilliams for their super fast payment.

The cost is a little lower than expected, £50 each including delivery. I have a few still remaining so if anyone wants one ping me a DM.

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Based on a few folks pinging me asking for Fire Eaters... i've run another group buy. They're due to arrive next week and I will have a few still spare and available. If you missed the last group buy and want one of these fire eaters please ping me a message. Thanks

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Hi Imran,

Put me down for another two please. Not back to UK for a while, so I’ll send you a pm

thanks

Mark

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46 minutes ago, Mark030358 said:

Hi Imran,

Put me down for another two please. Not back to UK for a while, so I’ll send you a pm

thanks

Mark

WoW haha thanks Mark! Ping me a PM when you get a moment sure can sort something out... Cheers

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Hi,

Bit of a newcomer/imposter here (as a VX220 owner) but Imran/Alias23 I was hoping you might still have some fire eaters available? Would really like one for the VX220 but if you have more I'd take two of you (for one of my other cars). If it helps (it probably doesn't :lol: ) Cocopops knows me and hopefully can vouch for me being a genuine person/buyer.

I'll drop you a PM anyway.

Graeme

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Your hardly an imposter on here @Graeme Lambert you’ve probably done more miles in the Lotus products than some of the actual owners 😄

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