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Extremely Dangerous Gas Set Up


This has to be an accident waiting to happen. The gas bottles are installed inside the engine compartment. Now the jury is still out on how safe this is as the gas regs don't specifically prohibit it. However an engine bay does contain points of ignition (alternator etc.) so common sense tells one that this is a really daft idea. Interestingly this vehicle had heaps of other safer places available. The main problem is there is NOTHING stopping the cylinders jumping up on bumps and possibly severing the rubber gas line. Note the "gas plate" near the top of the front cylinder. Sadly the owner feels that everything MUST be OK as it was approved by a gas inspector.



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