You might have seen on the other thread of mine that I had an engine fire last Saturday, April 6th. It probably burned for 3 minutes or less before I got to an extinguisher and put it out, but that was plenty long enough to do quite a bit of damage.
I've been working on it for the past few days, removing damaged parts, checking things over, trying to figure out what I'm up against. I think I'm past most of the ugly work, now it's time to start cleaning, painting, and getting ready to put it all back together once all the parts get here.
So far, here's what's needed:
Engine wiring harness.
Throttle return spring
Carb rebuild kit
K&N Filter Element
All the ram air foam seals
Ram air control cables
Ram air exhaust heat duct and plastic elbow
Lower ram air pan vacuum switch
Passenger side vent pipe, grommet, fitting, and filter in the ram air pan
vacuum choke pull-off diaphragm
Windshield washer pump and fluid lines.
Heater and vacuum hoses
One Pypes electric cutout (passenger side, drivers side is ok)
Factory chrome valve covers (unless these will buff out, but I doubt it)
Valve cover gaskets
Lifter cover gasket
It's to the point now where it's ready for me to start cleaning and repainting the parts that are just crispy but otherwise ok.
Still don't know what I'm going to do about the bubbled spots on the hood, so stay tuned.
Morals of the story:
Fire is BAD!
Fire extinguisher - don't leave home without one
Hagerty Insurance is terrific to deal with when you really need them.
Fuel systems are not to be trifled with. Treat them with the same respect you would a firearm.