Wednesday July 21, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Burnt engine work
So today was the day I was going to dive into the van’s burnt engine to see what happened and what I need to get to fix it.
It looks like the hottest part of the fire is on the right side of this picture so there should be some type of gas line leak around here but I found I had installed metal gas lines so there was no leak here.
Looks like a hole here
So I had a look at the engine cover over the hot spot. It tells the tail of why this fire wasn’t worse than it was. The fuel was being sprayed onto this heat insulation which made it a big torch so most of the fire must have been on this part, you can see the white streaks from the fuel. This is some kind of fire resistant material.
Taking things apart
Burned up wire harness
So it looks like it comes down to this. I’ll need a new distributor and new spark plug wires and I’ll need a new wiring harness for the computer and a new air cleaner and two new electric radiator fans and a bunch of burnt wiring to replace.
Rodent trap improvement work
In the evening I chair hopped and puttered around the yard mostly just enjoying things.