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Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Burns in London

Just saw this online. What a horrible mess! Thankfully no one was hurt.

Priceless Lamborghini Miura P400 SV burns on a London street | Motoramic - Yahoo! Autos

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That is sad, the end of a gorgeous Miura.

On most of my cars I have had fire extinguishers fitted. Luckily I only had to use a fire extinguisher in anger once, when I saw flames coming out of the engine bay of my 1972 911S 2.4. In the traffic. A new fuel pump had just been fitted but unfortunately the fuel lines were not replaced. When the new fuel pump pushed petrol through with proper pressure for the first time in years, the old fuel lines could not cope and it was a waterfall of petrol in the engine room. Unclipped the fire extinguisher and let rip. Got the fire out before it could get going properly. No damage done at all except to those old fuel lines. Whew!

Had a fire extinguisher fitted to my bluebird before I collected her a month ago.

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Yeah just saw that video. Supposedly it was due to faulty old wiring, that was not replaced sooner when it should have...

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who the hell says.....well.... car is getting old....think I need to rewire this bitch before she burns....LOL

You either know you have a wiring problem or you don't.....

Anyways.....that video actually bothered me.......It would be like watching an F40 burn



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who the hell says.....well.... car is getting old....think I need to rewire this bitch before she burns....LOL

You either know you have a wiring problem or you don't.....

Anyways.....that video actually bothered me.......It would be like watching an F40 burn



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Yeah it bothered me too. It seemed like it took forever for the fire brigade to arrive. And the worst part was watching them use the jaws of life on the car.

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who the hell says.....well.... car is getting old....think I need to rewire this bitch before she burns....LOL

You either know you have a wiring problem or you don't.....

Anyways.....that video actually bothered me.......It would be like watching an F40 burn



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You would be surprised at the amount of heat that builds up in the wiring due to resistance via corrosion. It's easy for people to ignore the matter, as it's literally buried, until a connector melts down and causes a connection issue.

In a car like this, that scenario could apply, or a wire was misplaced, chaffed and caused a short leading to the fire.

It's easy to not realize there is an issue, until a problem arises. Unfortunately here, the symptom was a catastrophic fire.


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