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    corvette34 Dude saves his house from burning Corvette

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    LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. A 1994 Corvette was burnt to the ground after catching fire in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood Monday afternoon.


    The car caught fire in a garage on 53rd Street W just before 3 p.m., according to the Lehigh Acres Fire Department. William Harrington was working on the front portion of his prized Corvette he bought two years ago and has spent upwards of $20,000 renovating Monday afternoon.


    "Just doing a compression check. Usually, I can do that without a problem," said Harrington. While performing the compression check, he heard a loud bang followed by billowing smoke coming from the car's hood. "It just went boof! Then I see flames and I try to put it out but the garage was filled with smoke," said Harrington.


    He quickly began pushing the car backward to get it out of the garage in hopes of sparing his home of the flames.

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    Re: Dude saves his house from burning Corvette

    Gotta remember to pull the fuel relay when compression testing. Surely didn’t cut spark.
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    Re: Dude saves his house from burning Corvette

    I'd like to know how he spent $20K on a C4 Vette when he could have had a C5 Z06 or a C6 for that price.

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    Re: Dude saves his house from burning Corvette

    So that was the whole story........

    and I am pretty certain Joe nailed it on why it happened.

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    I feel bad about the total loss of the car but just imagine if it was on stands and he couldn't back it out of the garage. I bet he was working alone, screwed in the compression tester, and turned the engine over with the key. He didn't expect it to start and run.

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    and that is why I have 2 or 3 fire extinguishers that MM was giving away on my work bench.

    hell, I guarantee that when I am working in the garage, there is a car right behind the one I am working on. There is no 'roll it into the street' option for me.

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    Re: Dude saves his house from burning Corvette

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysz28 View Post
    and that is why I have 2 or 3 fire extinguishers that MM was giving away on my work bench.

    hell, I guarantee that when I am working in the garage, there is a car right behind the one I am working on. There is no 'roll it into the street' option for me.
    Would you like to share one of those fire extinguishers?


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    Re: Dude saves his house from burning Corvette

    you are welcome to come pick one up

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