In Reply to: Ahhh fire...what memories.... posted by Gordon on August 04, 2001 at 16:52:46:
I pulled over on the side of the road flung the bonnet up and there was a fire around the exhaust headers (just under the SU carbs!!!). I ripped the washer bottle off the fire wall and doused the flames.
A mechanic had left an oily rag under the bonnet and it had fallen on the exhaust manifold and caught fire. The flames melted the rubber plug over the steering column hole on the passenger side of the car.
Driving down a twisty road in my Austin Healey Bug Eye... bit faster then I should (of course talk about forgiving cars)... anyway... smoke starts curling up inside my tach and speedo...then out through the heater contol.... arrrgghhhhhhh??????
Had decided I liked amber lights (hmmm shades of things to come) and painted the bulbs with God knows what and each bulb lit on fire.
Not much damage but a bit thought provoking.