Just Google Fire Slayer Fire Suppression. It will show up on Amazon. Prior posts on this issue mentioned a possible discount to SOC members for Blaze Cut if ordered directly from BC. I will give BC a call. CB Performance has the BC version for about the same price as FS on Amazon. FS comes with some clamps. They are extra with BC.

I have the Blazecut system - Two, in fact.  

One 36" along the firewall and around the sides of the engine to cover the carbs and another 36" surrounding my gasoline heater in the nose.  Easy to install (I used neoprene insulated electrical cabling clamps from Home Depot) and it will take a gentle bend down to around a 6" radius (it's pretty stiff vinyl hose).  It has a pressure gauge on one end and I have it positioned to make it easy to check.

I called Josh Anderson at Blazecut to get the 36" versions, as I think most places only advertise lengths down to 6 feet, but he made up the shorter ones for me.  The 6' version would work and would completely surround the engine, if that appeals to you.

I've also noticed that the Blazecut and similar systems are rising in price so it makes sense to look into more traditional bottle and aimed nozzle systems.  I think @DannyP  installed a bottle and nozzle system on his Spyder to cover the engine and his gas heater, but I can't recall the cost.

Yes, I did. It was $350 or so, bought as a group buy of ten or so over at Spyderclub.com back in the early 2000s. It came with three nozzles, a bunch of ferrules, and aluminum tubing which was easy to bend by hand or make tight curves with a brake line bender.

In the demise of my first car, the cable was pulled and contents emptied. I currently have it at a local fire supply company for a refill/pressure test. It is a 5lb. CO2 bottle, rated for very high pressure, more than adequate for the low pressure Halon 1211(I think) that was in it. Today they use Halotron, non-destructive to the ozone layer. 

When I get it refilled, I'll be aiming it at only the carbs. It will be a cable-pull system, as before, so not automatic like the ones you guys are purchasing.

 Do these systems need to be installed directly over the carbs to be most effective? I installed mine (Blazecut) on the underside to the engine cover positioned so it goes directly over each carb. ( copying Will Hesch's install). 

 My issue is that the tubing over the carb on the passenger side slightly rubs the top of the carb when the engine lid is closed. (my carbs sit higher than Will's). If I move the tubing off the lid and surround the engine lower down on the side of the engine, will it still be effective in a carb fire? 

 I know this is probably a better question for the Blazecut guys, but I thought I'd bounce it off you guys too, with hopes of some suggestions for an alternative installation.

 Thanks, Bill

slowshoes posted:

 Do these systems need to be installed directly over the carbs to be most effective? I installed mine (Blazecut) on the underside to the engine cover positioned so it goes directly over each carb. ( copying Will Hesch's install). 

 My issue is that the tubing over the carb on the passenger side slightly rubs the top of the carb when the engine lid is closed. (my carbs sit higher than Will's). If I move the tubing off the lid and surround the engine lower down on the side of the engine, will it still be effective in a carb fire? 

 I know this is probably a better question for the Blazecut guys, but I thought I'd bounce it off you guys too, with hopes of some suggestions for an alternative installation.

 Thanks, Bill

You definitely don't want it to rub on the carburetor. The tube is designed to rupture at 248 degrees but it could also rupture if you wear a hole in the tube.

  Thanks for the replies fellas. Though I've had the Blazecut for a while now, I only just mounted it, so the car hasn't had any miles put on it since the install. I agree with you Robert, it needs to be moved. If it wasn't going to be effective along side the engine though, I was considering just scrapping it before I went and drilled more holes.

 Lynn and I bought a second home this year (yikes, what were we thinking), so we've been really busy. Unfortunately, this has put the car on the back burner this season.

 Thanks again for the help.

Bill

 

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