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by storm
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Fuel level gauge at drivers end
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Fuel level gauge at drivers end

Yes under the Australian and New Zealand Standard Australian cylinders are limited to 80% fill. New Zealand is apparently 85% due to much cooler climate but I'm not sure if they push it that far. My main car is only a 3.8 Ecotec so it's fuel requirements are no where near as much as your 5.9 litre. ...
by storm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Fuel level gauge at drivers end
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Fuel level gauge at drivers end

I don't mind the old LED gauges. The one in my car is made to fit into the dash so it looks relatively OEM. It is also fairly accurate and I know when the red LED comes on I've got about 50 kms before it runs out so I can fill up before that. I've taken it so far that the tank, which holds 70 litres...
by storm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Impco accel Hesitation, poor idle when warm VY Commodore
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Impco accel Hesitation, poor idle when warm VY Commodore

A couple of things strike me with this. 1. Your O2 reading is not right full rich should be approx 900 not >1000. 2. Not wanting to idle and getting worse when warm are an indication of a vacuum leak. Backfires tend to blow holes (small and large alike) in the intake tubing. If you have replaced the...
by storm
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Related Links
Topic: Australia refinery
Replies: 5
Views: 8959

Re: Australia refinery

I just realised how far back that was, 1973 (due to Yom Kippor war) and 4 years later in Australia we were still being affected by it (I was in 3rd grade in 1977). 1979 was the 2nd with the political instability in Iran and the Iran-Iraq war of 1980.
by storm
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Related Links
Topic: Australia refinery
Replies: 5
Views: 8959

Re: Australia refinery

Talk about a thread dig but this is interesting. As Steptoe so eloquently said we are clever downunder, yes we split the beer atom but refine oil from water? yes and a huge NO. During the 70s I was in Primary School and I did an assignment in 3rd grade on the oil crisis. I remember people said we ne...
by storm
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 454 efficiency - Maximum CR
Replies: 81
Views: 7229

Re: 454 efficiency - Maximum CR

Hey Burb, good to hear (read) your project has good results.
by storm
Sat May 18, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 209 continental engine on propane
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: 209 continental engine on propane

On the other hand a heated inlet charge needs less ignition advance, if you have limitations on how much advance you can add intake heat will ensure a fast flame front that'll be less taxing on the cooling system and easier on exhaust valves. Yes and No, well actually just No. What you are actually...
by storm
Tue May 14, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: 209 continental engine on propane
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: 209 continental engine on propane

I personally would have it set to off. Why? Heat risers are there to heat up the intake to help liquid fuels (petrol) atomise. LPG is already a gas and doesn't need heat in the air stream to help it atomise.
by storm
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Introduction and question on water injection
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Introduction and question on water injection

G'day Troy Water or Water/Meth injection has 2 purposes that are closely connected. 1st is to cool the combustion process, which helps to raise the knock threshold. 2nd is to raise the knock threshold of the engine by increasing the octane rating. With regards to cooling the combustion process it wi...
by storm
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Valid email for GasResearch in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Valid email for GasResearch in Australia

Not really, there may be some YouTube clips but I've never seen any. They take time to learn how to setup and the only way to learn is by doing it hands on. For a Big Block Buick I'd use 2 500 cfm units setup so that they are staggered. Having said that if you could get a dual quad manifold for the ...
by storm
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Circuit Trackday with the '73 Dart
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Circuit Trackday with the '73 Dart

I am so jealous, that would have been interesting and fun. Did you do any logging? What times did you pull? Valiants (Australian version of your car) didn't handle all that good from factory and took alot of work and money to get them to stick to the road, doing that in the late 60s early 70s would ...
by storm
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Valid email for GasResearch in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Valid email for GasResearch in Australia

They can be fiddly things to setup Mike. I love mine on my Ecotec V6 but there is still, after more than 10 years, a flat spot just after idle tip in that I am unable to get rid of. It only occurs under load. They desperately need a progression circuit adjustment that is easier to do than pushing a ...
by storm
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup
Replies: 39
Views: 1255

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

C3H8 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Sorry guys. That was me that mentioned Bennet early on in this post.
There are multiple people being talked about but they have different spelling. Jono and myself are referring to an Australian with the spelling of Bennett.
by storm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup
Replies: 39
Views: 1255

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

Mention of Bennett who tinkered with LPG...this most likely John Bennett in Melbourne? Nope he was from Sydney. He didn't tinker with LPG he developed a liquid phase system that become the basis for systems like Orbital (now owned by SprintGas from memory). I called him when I was doing the engine ...