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by storm
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Related Links
Topic: Australia refinery
Replies: 5
Views: 8892

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: 8892

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: 7051

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: 118

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: 118

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: 110

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: 111

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: 86

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: 111

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: 1178

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: 1178

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 ...
by storm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: What does the RCV valve do ?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: What does the RCV valve do ?

The regulator control valve (RCV) is mounted on the regulator cover. The RCV is a one way check valve that opens at 8-10“ of water column and permits quick response of the secondary diaphragm during wide open throttle operation. 1994-1998 Medium Duty LPG Service Manual Supplement http://www.qtww.com...
by storm
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Performance ford 351 v8 build
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Performance ford 351 v8 build

If I were to fit 2 GRAs to a Cleveland of 393 CI I'd fit a 350 as the primary and a 510 as the secondary. That will theoretically give you 860 cfm, which is more than enough for a 6500 rpm street Cleveland, but there is alot of debate on GRA cfm ratings. AFAIK GRA doesn't mark their throttle bodies ...
by storm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Performance ford 351 v8 build
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Performance ford 351 v8 build

1st question, where are you located? I assume Australia or New Zealand but it would be good to know so the correct advice can be offered. Unless the engine was built many years ago I doubt it has Gas Research cam. GRA stopped selling cams years (it would be well over 10 years) ago. A few things will...