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Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:09 pm
by DARK STAR
I finally bought a new Wallbro pump with 8 mm push-ons.
It actually comes with an 8 mm and a 12 mm push-on, plus an extra 8 mm if that's what you ordered.
So I could have saved a lot of messing about ...

Anyway, job done, I went to this month's meeting in brilliant sunshine and all is well with the world.
I left a race prepared fiat 127 at the traffic lights (well, you would 8) ) and at the next lights he pulled alongside and said 'shit, that moves!'

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:32 pm
by philhoward
Does this mean the thread is almost finished??

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:40 pm
by DARK STAR
I bloody well hope so :bh

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:40 pm
by philhoward
:mrgreen:

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:56 pm
by DARK STAR
Erm, sorry but ...

Four months and hardly 200 miles later I started to have hiccups again (well, the car did)
And last time out when, with the boss on board we had a job leaving the traffic lights on the route de Nice I thought I should investigate.
Louiza was surprisingly calm and said 'at least we got home ok' - in fact in 30 years Dark Star has only once failed to get us home.

Routine removal and dismantling of the fuel filter (I can do it in about 7 minutes now) showed that it was seriously full of crap.
Filter is new, fuel lines are new, the dirty deposits are dark brown metallic and must be coming from the fuel tank.
There is no rust whatsoever on the outside of the tank, could there be on the inside ?

And is there a solution short of throwing the tank away and fitting a new one ?

I did have one thought after a couple of glasses of inspiration at my local.
The sediment will presumably stay at the bottom of the tank.
If I sacrifice a small amount of capacity - it's a big tank - I could stick a tube a couple of centimetres into the outlet and the sediment would then not come out ?
The fact that the outlet is 16mm would help a lot this project 8)

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:46 pm
by Coupe Racing
Frost restoration sell a kit that seals and lines the inside of the tank.
Very good but you need to remove and dry the tank

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:56 pm
by philhoward
I’ve also heard very good things about the Frost kit.

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:12 pm
by DARK STAR
Thanks, I'll look into that.

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 am
by DARK STAR
Frosts are currently out of stock of one element of the POR15 kit so I tried to order from Demon Tweeks.
Apparently it is not permitted to send the tank sealant 'abroad'.
I thought the Untied Kingdom was still in Europe but apparently not.
Nobody in France seems to sell POR15.

There are two alternatives which seem to be available - Caswell's (no not Dave) and Wagner.
Anyone know anything about them?
They are both for motorbikes so I would need three kits for 30 litres :shock:

Incidentally several people have told me that ethanol attacks steel as well as rubber, especially if the vehicle isn't used often.

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:07 pm
by philhoward
Ethanol absorbs water - and that does tend to affect steel.

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:10 pm
by philhoward
Have you tried Amazon? They do it in the UK at least and don’t seem to have any problems moving stuff across Europe.

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:25 pm
by DARK STAR
Amazon.fr have POR15 products but not the tank sealer
They propose the Wagner kit ...

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:45 pm
by AJL Electronics
It isn't a problem for me to send it to you! I have been trying to find some AQF anywhere in France for Eric, but have drawn a total blank with that too. Looks like a business opportunity exists for a classic supplier in France. ;-)

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:17 pm
by TrevorG
Another product especially designed for racing motorcycle fuel tanks is Petseal. I've used it for years on the thruxton and hailwood race bikes.

This is the ethanol proof version:-


Bogging at 4000 rpm

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:41 pm
by DARK STAR
Thanks Trevor, good to have a recommandation.
What a surprise, they won't send to France :roll:
I'll see if Amazon.fr have heard of it