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  1. joe sackey

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    Some good sense here!

    Tom Talks: The Definitive Ferrari F40 Buyers Guide - Tom Hartley Jnr
     
  4. joe sackey

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    Nice piece, F40s are popular, we've sold 2 great examples in the past month.
     
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    not a bad video but it's mostly a self advertisement
     
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    90 seconds in, after proclaiming his expertise, he uses the rear wing as a table for his books. Unreal.
     
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  7. Rossocorsa1

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    Funny. That annoyed me as well. None of those things are good for original paint. If that was my car I would have freaked.
     
  8. PAUL500

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    Probably dismissed over a thousand of the production run as being not worth the money! and only garage queens are the ones to own.
     
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    Very very very sad.
     
  11. Acacg

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    Very :(
     
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  12. JackCongo

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    Very sad.

    I hope the passengers are safe...

    Automatic fire extinguishers are clearly something to have (no powder please).

    I also have an additional circuit breaker in the cockpit...

    And let’s not forget to have fuel lines checked on a very regular basis !
     
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    my entire fuel system is being redone at the moment to avoid just such an event....and i have fire suppression systems in both engine and passenger compartments.

    but, you watch, this monaco car will rise again from the ashes with all new parts and in an LM configuration .... :)
     
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    in better times

     
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    #3318 Rifledriver, Feb 18, 2020
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    The problem with Aeroquip type hoses is visual inspection tells little. They really need to just be replaced due to age. I have also seen quite a few with cracked fittings at this point in their life. They are easily fabricated with all the correct parts so you are not limited to what Ferrari may or may not be able to supply.
     
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    The best fire suppression system out there will not quell an engine bay fire being supplied by a fuel pump churning the fuel constantly into the compartment, by the time the driver realises what is happening its long past the point of no return. The panels of the F40 are very resin rich which also does not help. Only engulfing the flames with vast quantities of foam will halt it.
     
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    That being the case, wouldn’t the fuel pump be wired with a kill switch when the fire suppression is engaged? If it isn’t, it should be.
     
  19. PAUL500

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    All depends on the installer,the system activation triggers and whether they go to that level of thinking.
     
  20. joe sackey

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    #3322 joe sackey, Feb 19, 2020
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    Sage advice.

    By the time you deploy the fire suppression system hopefully you've had the opportunity to bring the car to a safe stop and switched it off.
     
  21. PAUL500

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    All they really do is buy a bit more time for the occupants to get out rather than save the cars
     
  22. Rossocorsa1

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    I’m not an F40 expert, but I’m guessing the likely cause of something like this is ultimately poor maintenance. Sure, anything can happen in a highly irregular scenario, but I’ve got to believe if you maintain your fuel system, tanks, fuel lines, etc., this sort of thing isn’t going to occur. I own Ferrari’s from the same era (not an F40), and I’m rather obsessive about not only cosmetic but mechanical maintenance. My fuel lines are regularly checked and/or exchanged with the proper parts. I can only imagine how diligent I would be if an F40 was in my collection.
     
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    Depends on how extensive the fire system is and the nature of the fire. If the fuel tanks are breached or if the resins in the composite body materials are burning, you are correct. Little but an airport fire truck with foam will put it out. The fire system shown by Joe is I believe one installed by me. That one will put out many fires before they are out of control if employed soon enough.
     

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