Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

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Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

Post by hermeticist » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:07 pm

I was looking at the fuel lines today, in my 1800TI, and sat halfway between the fuel filter and the hard engine fuel pipes is a hefty brass canister/tube. I should have photographed it but I just thought I'd look in the red book... I can't see it, so I look at TI engines online and can't see one fitted to another car.

Anyone have any ideas what it is?

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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 pm

Nope :D


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Post by Dave 6726 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 pm

A petrol-enhancing additive scam...….? :D



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Post by hermeticist » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:31 pm

I thought about a special petrol "magnetizing" device which halves the fuel consumption, whilst simultaneously providing an additional 20% more power, but it actually seems to be well made and very hefty... I shall photograph it for general amusement... :shock:



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Post by Dave 6726 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:50 pm

My thought was based on a conversation overheard: one classic car owner telling another that he got round the lack of leaded petrol by hanging some strips of roof flashing just inside his filler cap. :roll:
It occurred to me that a real enthusiast and good DIYer might have built his own hefty tube containing some lumps of lead for a similar purpose...……. More :roll:



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Post by hermeticist » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:16 pm

Why didn't he just use a lead lined wooden trough as a fuel tank? It would never rust and the petrol fumes would probably deter the woodworm? :)



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Post by Dave 6726 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:25 am

Perhaps he thought it might invite derision................. :mrgreen:



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Post by hermeticist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:46 am

Haha... That's awesome!



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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:43 pm

I've no idea either, but....
On the 911 there's a "reserve" pressure cylinder in the fuel line, contains a spring and a piston with valves, which provides fuel pressure during start-up. It has a Bosch mechanical injection system, though.


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Post by hermeticist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:51 pm

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Post by Alan SS1 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:43 pm

home made contraption, (but admit well made) might be a fuel filter within?
but supect earlier 'reduced fuel usaage plus extra power' threads :wink:


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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:44 pm

That's ginormous!!
Home-made cooler to avoid fuel vaporisation?


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Post by hermeticist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:00 pm

Has anyone ever needed a fuel cooler on a TI? It might work though... Or a heat soak with underbonnet temperature? Patented Reliant fuel warmer for the thoughtful owner... ;)

But, everyone agrees that I am safe to remove it? Oddly, you can't see through it...



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Post by Rattling » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Large non return valve :D


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Post by hermeticist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:07 pm

Flashback arrester..? ;)



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