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    Re: "resurrecting" a Scorpion for 24 Hours of LeMons

    Those foam filters look neat but are subject to catching on fire (I've experienced it). They get a light bit of gasoline soaked into them over time. Then, a backfire or other spark source catches them on fire. Backfire due to the usual causes is a possibility.
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    Re: "resurrecting" a Scorpion for 24 Hours of LeMons

    Quote Originally Posted by tfradke View Post
    I have both Fiat and Lancia fuel injection parts at my shop in Chico. Happy to let them go. You can also see the Lancia fuel injection conversion on my 1976 Scorpion.
    That's awesome! I'll shoot you a PM!

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    Re: "resurrecting" a Scorpion for 24 Hours of LeMons

    Quote Originally Posted by zanzabar88 View Post
    I'm trying to decide why this thing caught fire. Leaning towards something wrong in ignition system. Spark from dizzy gets to carburetor and lights up the fuel/oil soaked filter?

    How do I prevent this in the future? Should I just replace all the ignition parts (coil, dizzy, plugs, wires)? I do have a Pertronix kit and Flame Thrower coil ready to go.

    But still, why did this happen?
    Do you have a crankcase breather hose running into the filter?

    If so, does it have the flame arrester in it?

    Just a thought.
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    Re: "resurrecting" a Scorpion for 24 Hours of LeMons

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    Do you have a crankcase breather hose running into the filter?

    If so, does it have the flame arrester in it?

    Just a thought.
    I don't think we do.

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    Re: "resurrecting" a Scorpion for 24 Hours of LeMons

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    Do you have a crankcase breather hose running into the filter?

    If so, does it have the flame arrester in it?

    Just a thought.
    CC breather vents out into open air through a little filter at the end of a ~14" hose.

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