wow jc; when it rains, it pours.
EVERYTHING that could go wrong, HAS gone wrong. None of it Ms. American's fault, and none of it MY fault.
i have dealt with this situation in the past. first thing i would do at this point, would be to block of the manifold, or cover the openings to make it waterproof, then using a garden hose, flush off the engine several times to dissipate the rest of the extinguisher material,
Have flushed it all down with Vinegar, and then rinsed, and rinsed, and rinsed it. This per instructions from a Fire Chief on the Ford Muscle Forum. Have taken the Electrical Fitting off of the Starter Solenoid, and the Ignition Coil and cleaned them with a Craftsman RotoTool and a Wire Brush Wheel. Have reassembled them with Dielectric Silicone coating.
it will be ok to flush the electrical connections. then air dry for a couple days.
Am a little antsy about getting water into the Electrical as the Powder becomes VERY corrosive when mixed with water.
treat, then repaint the damaged valve covers, and manifold.
The Valve Covers can just be repainted. They are stained, but not damaged.
The Intake Manifold and the Exhaust Manifolds are going to get treated with Phosphoric Acid. Any oxidization (Iron Oxide - RUST) will get converted to Iron Phosphate. That will STOP the rusting.
replace the spacer, it probably warped.
The Spacer amazingly came through just fine. It is still PERFECTLY flat.
hopefully the parts house will cover the choke,
Will tell you what happened at the NAPA today a bit later on.
if not pm me and i will see what we can do do get it right.
Think that is all worked out. See later comments.
i'm glad you are ok though,
I got a few minor burns, and my favorite shirt got burned.
we can take care of the mechanical stuff.
It all seems to be alright.
if the wiring turns into a major problem, well then i just might have to travel down there and help ya replace it.
Won't know if the wiring is bad until it starts causing problems.
i'm doin ok, today was 2 weeks after surgery, went for pt eval. kinda freaked the physical therapist, since i am already progressed about 1.5 months ahead of scedule, lol.
That's GREAT! But take it easy. You don't want to have any setbacks.
he did give me instructions and equipment to continue at home, will return in a month for re-evaluation.
was real sore today after what he showed me. but its a good healing pain now, not the constant gettin worse stuff i had before.
Know what you mean about the different kinds of pain. Had that with the broken hip, and crushed foot.
so what's the status on Lorrie?
Lorrie was running one day, got parked that afternoon. Went out to start her the next day, and she wouldn't start. She hasn't run since and that was on November 12, 2012. Have a suspicion that she has bent some Push Rods again. As soon as Ms. American is back up and running, am going to pull Lorrie's Valve Cover to check on them.
Enough for now, ttyltr, larry
Went to pick up the NEW Fuel Pump at the NAPA.
Told the manager what had happened, and asked him what he would expect to have done if what happened to me happened to him.
He asked me: "What would YOU like to have happen?"
Told him that I'd like to replace the Fuel Pump, and all the parts that couldn't be restored replaced.
He wanted to know what parts.
Told him ALL the Hose Clamps, the Gaskets, the Positive Crank Case Ventilation Hose that had to be cut off to get the Aluminum Spacer and Gaskets off, and a Push/Pull Cable with which to make a Manual Choke.
Have decided to install a way to manipulate the Choke Plate manually with a Push/Pull Cable. It will take the fabrication of a Bell Crank, but it should be quite simple.
He said: "OK."
Then this evening, got the NEW Fuel Pump out of the box, and it isn't a NEW Fuel Pump. It has been messed with and and it is apparently a reject from another Parts Store. This NAPA got it from a NAPA in Dallas. Looks like someone returned it there and instead of chucking it, they sent it to the Livingston NAPA.
There doesn't seem to be a Gasket in between the Body and the Filter Canister, and there are scratch marks where someone has tried to remove the Canister and it won't come off. It should only be hand tightened. It can't be removed by turning it by hand. Can get the canister off of the one that is fritzed by hand, but not the NEW one.
Am going to call NAPA tomorrow, and tell them, and see what can be done.
Both Lorrie and the 3.14 are non-functional at this point, and costing me $50 a month for insurance!
Anyway Larry, take excellent care of yourself. If you don't, who will?
Be in touch.