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Post by GavinR » Sun May 17, 2020 11:55 pm

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Bit more strength added to from armature, still nice and light but need more supplies, so tinkered with fuel system, its 90% done just moved final filter so need a 135 dge fitting rather than the straight i bought

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It might just be the way I'm looking at the pic, but shouldn't the swirl pot gravity feed into the injection pump?


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Post by philhoward » Mon May 18, 2020 5:33 am

By the looks of it the HP pump is now the highest point in the system?


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 am

Bollox!! Well done Chaps, thank you

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Post by philhoward » Mon May 18, 2020 8:00 am

For your post-pump filter (I'm assuming that's what you've attached to the roll cage stay), I use these: https://www.screwfix.com/p/tesla-68-72m ... pack/9697v - come with an M8 threaded hole and they're rubber lined. The 70mm ones take my filter of choice (VW 1.8 20V) but they're available in all sizes.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 18, 2020 1:44 pm

Filters 90mm iirc, but will take a look.

I did look at heights for lift pump etc, but never gave a thought ref injection pump. Annoyed with myself now, but hey, its not like the cars ready to race yet... :roll:


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Post by philhoward » Mon May 18, 2020 3:34 pm

The feed pump should keep a very small positive pressure in the pot to keep the line charged and an injection pump can pull a very slight head (only a few cm) but there's a reason injection pumps tend to be the lowest point in a system. Last thing you want it a risk of running out of fuel and going lean.

Diversion though (and thanks for reminding me) regarding pre-filters; went ebay shopping last night as I don't actually have one currently but the ones I spotted from Sytec are supposedly fine for pre-and post-pump fitment which asks the question can you fit a (normal) injection filter as a pre-filter?.. Pipe sizes aside, that is.


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Post by Corky » Mon May 18, 2020 4:15 pm

I’ve got my HP pump in the recess where your extinguisher currently is. It’s a nice fit, easily accessible, low enough, protected and I’ve never had fuel problems other than when it failed. You may remember that from Aintree, when your tyre smoke passed me before you did :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon May 18, 2020 7:52 pm

I was contemplating movingbthe extinguisher anyway to future proof, so will alter pipework to drop lower than swirl pot

Id seen pics of yours Steve, and Bens and still didnt twig :roll:

But it did look neat though eh? Points for presentation and working out, even if the answer was wrong :lol:


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Post by siw1800 » Tue May 19, 2020 5:33 am

I thought that fan was for down force :lol:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:13 pm

Back at work last couple of weeks so progress has been near non existant, coupled with covid blues/cant be arsed, but mde a start again today :)

Silicone pipes from Viper Performance, more needed for bottom hose routing but need to work out lengths and angles
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More supplies for brackets, mounts etc
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And a suggestion from Phil Howard, originally gleaned from Phil Andrew i believe, a 3rd multitool angry grinder added to the fleet so have cutting, wire brushing and grinding without changing wheels :mrgreen:
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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:19 pm

Rad swirl.pot replaces the original Ti filler in the top hose, should remove any air bubbles from water system and also turns flow 90 degrees which works with hose runs

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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:20 pm

Now to work out height and positions for oil cooler


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Post by philhoward » Sat May 23, 2020 5:21 pm

I couldn't find a supplier for skyhooks either and "wireless" coolant doesn't work too well :lol:

Great fun when you're dangling things in free air with one hand, trying to guess what selection of hoses and bracketry you need. Always wrong - but have found M8 all-thread quite useful of late. Strong enough to hold (most) bits up in the air, but soft/weak enough to bend by hand..sort of a grown up, heavy duty pipe cleaner?

3 grinders is the way forwards, no doubt. R-R sowed the seed; I just took his advice inadvertently as one day I'd "misplaced" a grinder and figured at £20, it was cheaper buying a new one than spending hours looking for it. Of course, I found it 2 minutes after I'd bought the new one (it was in the boot of the car for some reason) but haven't looked back. Your productivity will now raise exponentially, I'm sure.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:21 pm

Oil cooler mounted and ducting sorted, just needs a little hose between the two
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Post by Crouchie_b » Sat May 23, 2020 5:24 pm

Nice progress Craig


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