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Author:  Ron Gusack [ Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:12 pm ]
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I bought an Earls fuel shut off 1/2 npt ball valve from Summit for 35.95. When I got I was surprised to see how restricted it was. So I went to Lowes and got one for 16 with a much bigger hole for the fuel to pass through. As long as the seals are teflon, you shouldn't have any leak problems. McMaster has some for about 9 bucks, but I had no way of knowing how restricted they were.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_331187-61002-70 ... 2%2Bnpt%2B

Author:  Beretta [ Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:50 pm ]
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Ron I had one like that for years on my Vega and never had an issue with it...

Author:  nomad [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:19 pm ]
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This may be a big one or not. I'll post a photo when I can. The Super Flow 901 dyno we use had a fuel pump seal fail. It's a Magna Flow even though it says Super Flow.

Couldn't find a seal and a fellow general service shop owner provided us with a seal from a Chrysler transmission that was a perfect fit. Says he uses these to repair these pumps all the time, and they last a long time too. Wonder if it fits the BG 400 pump.

I'll post the exact details ASAP.

Author:  nomad [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:27 pm ]
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Okay, here's the deal on the MaganFuel pump seal.

So what my pal tells me. It's the kick down seal for a Chrysler transmission. They come in the rebuild kits for these transmissions. Most rebuilders don't use them because the opening is above the fluid level. So to those guys they're a throwaway item. Also, they don't seem to be serviced separately. You need the kit to get the seal.

Maybe your local trans rebuilder has some hanging around.

Author:  Beretta [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:33 pm ]
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torque flight ???

Author:  wrightway [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:57 pm ]
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Its not quite the same but i have seen a power door lock solenoid used as a 1-2 shift solenoid on a pro stick shifter

Author:  nomad [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:03 pm ]
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Beretta wrote:
torque flight ???


Yup.

Author:  cuslog [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:05 am ]
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X2 on the AVGas !
I've been running it for a couple years now in my blown (10 lbs boost) 540 and I like it.
I think its a high quality fuel.
Up here in Canada I was paying ~$700 / drum for race gas, AVGas is ~$350 / drum.

Author:  Ken0069 [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:30 am ]
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cuslog wrote:
X2 on the AVGas !
I've been running it for a couple years now in my blown (10 lbs boost) 540 and I like it.
I think its a high quality fuel.
Up here in Canada I was paying ~$700 / drum for race gas, AVGas is ~$350 / drum.


And E85 is CHEAPER and BETTER than AVGas!! I know of ppl running 15 to 1 compression that are running E85. Don't know if it's available there in CA but it might be worth a look. ;-)

Author:  cuslog [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:45 pm ]
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Ken0069 wrote:
And E85 is CHEAPER and BETTER than AVGas!! I know of ppl running 15 to 1 compression that are running E85. Don't know if it's available there in CA but it might be worth a look. ;-)


Hmmmmmmm, haven't noticed, but then, I don't get out much ;-) , normally fill up at a cardlock.
I've seen notices like "may contain up to 5 or 10 % Methanol" but never noticed "E85".
So, is E85 = 85% methanol or 15% methanol ?

Author:  cuslog [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:55 pm ]
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OK, answered my own question: 85% Ethanol.
So does that mean on my blown 540 the tech guy would want to see blower restraints if I'm on E85 ?
Bigger fuel pump ? Same between races maintenance as methanol ?

Author:  Ken0069 [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:07 pm ]
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cuslog wrote:
OK, answered my own question: 85% Ethanol.
So does that mean on my blown 540 the tech guy would want to see blower restraints if I'm on E85 ?
Bigger fuel pump ? Same between races maintenance as methanol ?


Don't know about the blower restraints but most guys run the same fuel pump, assuming of course that you have a good quality high volume pump like a Magnifuel or Aeromotive to begin with. I know a guy that ran methanol with a BG-400 pump with a 496 BBC a few years back.

Also not sure what you mean about "maintenance" as the only thing I do with methanol that I don't do with gas is I drain the carb fuel bowls between races and that's about it. Those nytrophil floats are $125 a set so I do take care of those!! I do an oil change every season or two whether it needs it or not cuz methanol carbs don't typically milk the oil up. I do run $12 a quart 20w 50 Mobile 1 V Twin oil though.

FYI, Beretta just bought E85 up in Jersey for like $3.30 a gallon and I do believe he said that the price had dropped to $2.90 a week or two later. Sounds good doesn't it? ;-)

Author:  cuslog [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:51 pm ]
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Google searched for "E85 BC Canada" ....... says only 3 E85 stations in Canada, all in Ontario +- 2,000 miles from me. So, I guess I won't be burning E85 anytime soon. :-s

Author:  Ken0069 [ Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:32 pm ]
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cuslog wrote:
Google searched for "E85 BC Canada" ....... says only 3 E85 stations in Canada, all in Ontario +- 2,000 miles from me. So, I guess I won't be burning E85 anytime soon. :-s


Sounds like you and I have the same problem as the nearest supply for me is 70 miles away in Charlottesville, Va. I just recently bought a drum of methanol @ $200 so it's borderline for me by the time I drive 140+ miles to get it.

I do keep that thought in the back of my mind though and one day it just might happen. ;-)

Author:  ADAMSVEGA [ Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:05 am ]
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DOLLAR STORE .....alum drink bottle for puke tanks
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pipe clamp to mount anything to roll bars
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