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by storm
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Modern setup vs. ancient factory propane specs on tractor
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Modern setup vs. ancient factory propane specs on tractor

However propane is not really "leaner", it just has lower energy content... No and yes. LPG is by definition leaner. Lambda 1 on petrol is 14.7 yet 15.5 on LPG. Full power .85 Lambda is about 12.5 (12.47 to be exact) on petrol and 13.2 (13.17 to be exact) on LPG. LPG does have lower calorific value...
by storm
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Modern setup vs. ancient factory propane specs on tractor
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Modern setup vs. ancient factory propane specs on tractor

The fuel efficiency is interesting. The timing must be pretty well spot on for LPG for it to do so well.
by storm
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: UPDATE 2 Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers
Replies: 42
Views: 1093

Re: UPDATE 2 Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers

Let's clarify terminology before we go any further. Idle screw = the Idle mixture screw on the side of the mixer. Idle speed screw = the screw on the base plate the opens the throttle blades. What ones have you adjusted and how far are they? Next question have you run the engine with just 1 mixer, a...
by storm
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Vaporizer temperature, contaminants, and separate thermostats
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Vaporizer temperature, contaminants, and separate thermostats

I have a couple of different systems running atm my 2 main systems are a 350 Holden in a Toyota Troopcarrier and an Ecotec V6 in a 1996 VS Holden Commodore wagon. Anyway the Ecotec is setup to run the factory thermostat (albeit with the wiggle valve removed) of 195 degrees F and the coolants lines T...
by storm
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: Australia Day
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Australia Day

Thanks Frank, I did have a great day. it was damn hot outside but I sat inside with family and relaxed while watching some good old fashioned murder mysteries.
by storm
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Messages
Topic: Australia Day
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Australia Day

To my fellow Aussies, and anyone who would like to be an Aussie, have a great Australia Day. Stay safe, stay cool (the heatwave is an absolute horror), stay sober, and don't get caught up in the political crap surrounding our national day. BTW Monday is the public holiday even though today is Austra...
by storm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator

Taking this discussion about 2 strokes to PM so we can keep this thread on topic.
by storm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator

2 stroke oil isn't the biggest factor in 2 stroke emmissions. Also 4t or 2t only have to pass our lax emissions laws. They can't ban 2 strokes, only non comliant engines including diesels. Your point is noted but our current ADRs are equal to Euro 5 and we are moving towards Euro 6. How is that lax...
by storm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator

evranch wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm
The 2-stroke oil is only in there as a test because it was in the shop and should be fairly harmless to burn
I don't know about anywhere else but there are rumblings about banning the sale of new 2 strokes in Australia because of how much pollution they produce compared to 4 strokes.
by storm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator

The flash lube fluid is like a thicker machine (like sewing machine) oil, it is definitely not as thick as engine oil or 2 stroke oil.
by storm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: UPDATE 2 Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers
Replies: 42
Views: 1093

Re: UPDATE!! Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers

Get a small grub screw (can't remember the size sorry), tap the hole part way down use some locktite and screw the grub screw in from the top.
by storm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator

I had a flashlube kit and originally used the flashlube oil. I have also used a product from Morey's which become their upper cylinder lubricant.
by storm
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator
Replies: 15
Views: 147

Re: Air line oiler as simple valve lubricator

I know how the concept works, I used to have one on my 5 litre Commodore. I find it interesting that you are using the PCV to assist.
by storm
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: UPDATE 2 Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers
Replies: 42
Views: 1093

Re: UPDATE!! Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers

Have you sealed the hole in the middle of the Holley baseplate? If you haven't you will have an unmetered vacuum leak. Take a look at the attachments, see the Holley baseplate has a hole in the centre. If this is not blocked off you will have a vacuum leak. Now look at the QuickFuel billet baseplate...