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Old 10-19-2020, 11:33 AM
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Tough to look at indeed.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:58 PM
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Man, that sucks...
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Originally Posted by Postsedan View Post
Very Sad....Glad no one got hurt.

This is the exact reason I always replace 50 yr old under dash wiring harness....all it takes is yet another amateur stereo installer and the sparks begin. Most all Muscle Car under dash wires have been spliced into within the last 50 years.

Back in my Camaro Parts Exchange days, we bought the remains of a '69 Camaro SS-RS. Same deal, interior fire. The gal that owned it said she put the fan on, started burning. Still had original am radio, no hang-on tape.
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That could have been me 30 years ago in my Chevelle. Odd thing happened, the cig lighter had somehow jiggled to a point it was engaged and wouldn't come out. Bumpy roads I guess. It kept getting hotter and hotter and I smelled something burning.
Looking around I saw smoke as it was melting the plastic around the lighter, I grabbed the handle and the plastic knob had already melted and simply came off in my hand, leaving the metal portion still in the dash, and melting the plastic around it. I was able to pull over quick enough grab some pliers out of the trunk and yank it out.

Ever since then I don't run a cig lighter in any of the cars. It stays in the glove box. LOL

To this day the cig lighter housing is still intact and working, as it cooled the plastic hardened and the housing stayed intact and functional. I leave it there as a reminder.
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I stopped to look at a couple of camaro parts cars a few years ago and sitting beside them still strapped down on a car trailer was a burned out 2nd gen Nova. The owner said he threw his cigarette out his driver window and it went in the open window of the nova and started an interior fire.

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Hopefully he doesn’t throw cigarettes out the window anymore.

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