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by Steptoe
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Does anyone else have experience of running an engine into the ground?
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Re: Does anyone else have experience of running an engine into the ground?

Can an engine (motor) get so tired, it won’t run CNG yet still run Petrol? yes.. CNG requires a high cylinder pressure at point of ignition to work correctly.. higher than lpg. Forget compression ratio.. even high ratios can have low compression at point of ignition.. wear, cam profiles etc. These ...
by Steptoe
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Want to Sell Parts
Topic: Retirement sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3147

Re: Retirement sale

Not sure what you guys call a Ranch.. size etc Here we have life style blocks, from around 2acres to 50 odd...not commercially viable in most cases, but certainly supply most of household needs if set up right... fill the freezer with home ground lamb, beef, pork.. The area around us is life style.....
by Steptoe
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Want to Sell Parts
Topic: Retirement sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3147

Re: Retirement sale

Congrats on the retirement. I did (from IT) couple yrs back.. Decided after near 50yrs of messing with cars and stuff in spare time, retire from that too. Brought a trailer boat (sea not lake) Sold all the muscle and classic cars... spare parts specialised gear (data loggers etc).. donated heaps of ...
by Steptoe
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Impco accel Hesitation, poor idle when warm VY Commodore
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

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

do you have a link to any measurement to check? I mentioned before that C3H4 was very helpful in sorting this out.. and from memory the cover as well. It is all documented in older posts here.. we could be talking 10 or 12 yrs back now. From memory I simply changed/ swapped the EC1 cover with a std...
by Steptoe
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Impco accel Hesitation, poor idle when warm VY Commodore
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

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

I have 02 sensors and An Innovate data monitor...which showed a very high momentary high 02 level. I thought i solved it after pulling the mixer appart again to check for wear, How did you "check" I missed any signs with a visual check. It only became apartment when physically measured. I rem at the...
by Steptoe
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Impco accel Hesitation, poor idle when warm VY Commodore
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

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

Had a similar issue on my Camaro yrs ago... Chased my butt around everything..until found a very old post here from yrs ago by CH.. this sort of nailed it for me which was consistent after replacing / servicing everything else Symptoms: - Worse when warm - Poor starting on LPG - once warm cannot acc...
by Steptoe
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Related Links
Topic: Australia refinery
Replies: 5
Views: 12194

Re: Australia refinery

When you know where you where, when kennedy was assinated.. then worry about how far back... :wink:
by Steptoe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Related Links
Topic: Australia refinery
Replies: 5
Views: 12194

Re: Australia refinery

Not only workshops, goes far further than tat, including vehicle wash stations etc...these now clean and recycle the water.. While you where at primary school , I was in the work force, and yes politically active back in the 1st oil crisis. An odd stat thu.. if inflation/ cost adjustments are made, ...
by Steptoe
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Adding an elec. fuelpump to an Impco vaporizer+425 setup
Replies: 39
Views: 5397

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

Couple comments on posts above Leaning out.. On my basically std , built for LPG 350, on data logger.. real time and recorded, it would start to lean out around 4500, 4800 was getting to be of concern, then as happens in real life on road.. ie passing a long cattle truck (approx 45 mph) and trailer ...
by Steptoe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Holidays

If looking at NZ.. or tazzy.. stay a good 100 mile above the 40th parallel (roaring 40s in sailing ship days) Auckland we have had the last to hottest summer on record...ave.. getting up around 32 deg C on the odd day. Winter miss the frosts..and planting out veggie gardens 6 weekend earlier than 7 ...
by Steptoe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Holidays

And a good morning her Christmas day Children with husband and wives, trailing in all 6 grandchildren, in for a Christmas BBQ breakfast (mid summer here) They they all go their separate ways for lunches and Dinners with the rest of their families. And this afternoon have a follow of friends dropping...
by Steptoe
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: SSL certificate for this site?
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Something weird in the user avatar selection settings
Cant change anything.
Even putting in the current url comes up with invalid.
Change to https comes up with cant establish size

I have pc in posts avatars etc linked to my server in a lot of places with no issues..
by Steptoe
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: SSL certificate for this site?
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

phpbb should still have the setting available to upload avatars and disable off site.
The trick here is to set the avatar dimensions to usable size.
ie 95 x 80 and 25kb

Same thing applies to posting pics.

Settings are in the php admin panel
by Steptoe
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Messages
Topic: SSL certificate for this site?
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Site is rate static now..gone fishing rather than breeding.
Its just used for info and will be eventually taking it down , so not worrying about certs etc.
by Steptoe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: UPDATE 2 Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers
Replies: 42
Views: 6047

Re: Adjusting timing propane engine and impco 425 mixers

If it just points downwards.. does not need top be actually pointed down all the way. Just enough , so the wax cant accumulate. I put near on 200,000 miles near vertical and had a little build up in the cnr at the bottom.. not enough to effect anything. If built up, clean out with kerosene and a pai...