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by Frank
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: Forum Logo
Replies: 13
Views: 4770

Re: Forum Logo

Thanks for the reminder. I left the default settings at 1152 px from the upgrade and I found that the earlier version was using a 1920 px width, which I've now revised. FWIW, Google Webmaster Tools has flagged the wide screen width with the "Content wider than screen" error, which m How does it look...
by Frank
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: Forum Logo
Replies: 13
Views: 4770

Re: Forum Logo

Just did a site upgrade and I hope the site still works properly. One thing about the new version is that the site logo is now in SVG (scalable vector graphics) format while the image we were using previously (generously created by BigBlockMopar) was a PNG with a transparent element. I converted the...
by Frank
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10

I let Floyd know about the post to this topic and he replied with: Hi Frank ,good to hear from you. I have the S10 running ok , I-had removed the 425 and resealed it to the TBI thinking that it may be losing vacuum and not able to open the air valve , that was not the case , the 425. is just to big ...
by Frank
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10

According to Impco's catalog, their mixers require ~6" WC of internal vacuum to lift the air-gas valve off of its seat. While having a fresh battery and starter would certainly help to ensure that the engine cranks over quickly enough, it appears that Franz doesn't think that a 4.3L engine has enoug...
by Frank
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10

Since he already has the Model 425 and it seems to run OK once he can get it running, I thought that a simple and inexpensive way to get around the starting issue would be to use an SV (Start Assist Valve) or VPV (Vacuum Power Valve). The better but more expensive fix would be to use a Model 225 or ...
by Frank
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Which Holley throttle body should I use?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Which Holley throttle body should I use?

My guess is that the mixer has a bigger effect on flow than the throttle valves. I would go with the smaller bore size for better part-throttle control and make sure that the secondaries are set up for progressive opening.
by Frank
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Starting problem with Model 425 Mixer on a 1995 Chevy S10

One of our new members (floyd) isn't familiar with email and forums so I offered to start a thread on his behalf. I told him that the members here are much more knowledgeable than me and would be able to give him better advice. The following is transcribed from emails with him: Hi , my names Floyd ,...
by Frank
Thu May 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Clubs, Meetings, Conventions, Webcasts
Topic: Rods & Relics Car Show - Fort Erie, ON 2019-06-09
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Rods & Relics Car Show - Fort Erie, ON 2019-06-09

The 28th annual Rods & Relics Car Show is scheduled for June 9 this year on the grass at the Stevensville Conservation Area . Fort Erie is at the end of the QEW and is just across the river from Buffalo, NY. Admission is $10 for participants. The show is co-hosted by the Fort Erie Conservation Club ...
by Frank
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Bought my first propane van
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Bought my first propane van

I found some Autrotronics 8789-6 (Super Fix 1) installation manuals and have emailed them to you. Autotronics recommended the PN5952 for 88-92 Dodge vehicles and you might come across one on sites like eBay. The 5952 only did fuel mixture control and interfaced with the engine to prevent CELs. There...
by Frank
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Bought my first propane van
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Bought my first propane van

The propane system should not affect your gasoline economy so I would leave in place, especially since the previous owner invested a significant amount to convert your van. Propane tends to be more expensive from places that sell low volumes of it. If there are any taxis or airport limousines still ...
by Frank
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: Australia Day
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: Australia Day

Happy Australia Day! Hope you had a great day.
by Frank
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup

If it's not too inconvenient, could do one upgrade at a time? I would be interested to see what effect each has on its own.
by Frank
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup

I think rotating the torroidal tank so that the pickup is at the rear of your Dart will fix your fuel starvation problem and will be far simpler solution than adding a fuel pump. Upgrading your line size to 8mm will also help. First, because it will reduce the pressure loss and second because it wil...
by Frank
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup

If what you suspect is true about fuel slosh, an external electric pump might have a problem running dry during acceleration because it would still be supplied with vapor instead of liquid. What is the size of the liquid line from the tanks to the converter? Are the tanks oriented perpendicular or p...
by Frank
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: SSL certificate for this site?
Replies: 20
Views: 2595

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

I'm not familiar with Privacy Badger so I didn't know to respond to your question.