It can happen with any car. Carbs have float bowls that can leak, while injected vehicles maintain relatively high fuel pressures under the bonnet. Very little fuel is needed to create an unmanageable situation. Years ago, my parent's '61 Ford station wagon (352 c.i. V-8, wonderful car...) set itself alight in the drive, thanks to a stuck carb float. My dad was able to put things out quickly with a garden hose, and the car was saved, but I was amazed at how much fire resulted from no more than a few ounces of petrol. Had this happened in our garage....rolando38 wrote:lesson (hardly) learnt : don't ever fit any Weber or non standard carbs to your E-type ?
or could this have happened also wih SUs or Staranglebergs ?
As for electrical issues, any old car parked in my garage either has a battery cut-off switch fitted, or the ground lead disconnected from the battery.