Apr 26, 2017 update to the Mazda Miata project car

Project Turbo Miata: Fire Fighting

Step One: Insert fire bottle.
Step Two: Connect controls and nozzles. We're using five nozzles: Two on the driver, two on the engine, and one on the gas tank.

Fire sucks, which is why almost every road racing series now mandates on-board fire suppression systems. We’re big fans of them, too, because it just isn’t realistic to think you’re going to extinguish yourself as you roll to a stop with one of those chintzy handheld extinguishers sheetmetal-screwed to your car’s tunnel.

We installed a SPA Technique fire system in our last Miata, and transferring it over to our Miata’s next incarnation was as easy as drilling a few new holes and ordering some spare tubing to replace what was damaged in the crash. Hopefully we’ll never need to use it, but if we do, we’ll be glad we spent a few hundred bucks and skipped the handheld extinguisher.

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View comments on the GRM forums
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
4/18/17 6:11 p.m.

Can you please give more information on the design and actual install? Some of us are not bright enough to buy a pre-engineered system.

TurboFocus Reader
4/20/17 5:04 p.m.

I second this^^

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