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About spitfire6

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  1. spitfire6

    Crankcase Breather Mod

    Hi, I have a PCV. My choice was the one that had the hose barbs. Could not find one with two 1/2" barbs, so one is 10mm OD. It's the lower absolute pressure side. I do need to control the fresh air into the engine though? Hence the orifice. Cheers, Iain.
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    Crankcase Breather Mod

    Hi, Would love to see a higher res photo if possible? I see Nick utilises a 3mm orifice. I have a couple of flow control valves somewhere. Have to find a way to connect one between the air filter and the rocker box. I hope that taking filtered air in at the top and out at the bottom (Mech fuel-pump location)? One of the flow control valves, ICV. Two pin type. Going to bung some voltage up it to see if it can seal! Cheers, Iain.
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    Crankcase Breather Mod

    Hi, I could not see a wiper motor? It's a shame it's not an easy job to rotate the thermostat housing 90 degrees CCW. Would save you around 200g of hose clamps. I will need to put a restrictor on rocker box inlet set to allow maximum flow that does not affect idle speed, yet needs to flow more at high RPM. Waiting for an ICV to arrive. 2 & 3 pin. The idle control thread is 9/16" UNF? Cheers, Iain. EDIT: My eyes are bad. I think I see the end of it now.
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    Hi, Had me reading about slick50 and how it isn't now. Now called xcelplus. Below is a happy customer: https://www.xcelplus.com.au/docs/testimonials/colt.pdf Signature looks suspect. Are aircraft engine HP's different to electrical HP?: Cheers, Iain.
  5. spitfire6

    Crankcase Breather Mod

    Hi, nice one John. Looks like you have no windows? To all, I believe: The PCV valve cannot function alone. To work correctly, the intake air to the crankcase/head/rocker-box must be controlled. Most are passive. With the PCV in place, without control over the flow of filtered air into the engine, I will have the Devils job trying to get idle? Upsetting airflow by blanking/freeing air to rocker box on a PCV car will change idle speed if not electronically controlled? Getting confused, Iain.
  6. spitfire6

    Oil Catch Tank

    Hi, My 50mL tank would struggle on a six then. Good, it is draining back to the sump. Cheers, Iain.
  7. spitfire6

    6 cyl oil pump question.

    Hi John, Thoughts from the 80"s, that's what makes it an interesting read. Cheers, Iain
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    6 cyl oil pump question.

    Hi, I took it from here. I'm reading the supplement now.. http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/6-tech-Manuals.htm AND another good read from the links. About Stromberg's. http://www.74tr6.com/pdfs/Stromberg Reference Manual.pdf Cheers, Iain.
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    6 cyl oil pump question.

    Thanks, Nick, I always thought the to sump/inlet was the furthest port... The picture makes sense of the parts now. Cheers, Iain. PS. The PDF was interesting. http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/Files/6-Tech-PDFs/6-TECH-Complete.pdf
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    6 cyl oil pump question.

    I see that a leak on the PRV will lower the oil pressure. Did anyone get a link to a picture of the PRV? Cheers, Iain.
  11. spitfire6

    6 cyl oil pump question.

    Hi, The PRV sends oil back to the suction side of the pump? Cheers, Iain.
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    6 cyl oil pump question.

    Hi, here's the page: Cheers, Iain.
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    6 cyl oil pump question.

    Hi, I was interested in how much power the oil pump required at cold idle. A few KW? The data for the TR6 oi pump I found in the manual. Maybe the RPM quoted is for the pump & not engine? Interesting info on bearing flow. I don't know why I never saw the pump specs before. Cheers, Iain.
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    Crankcase Breather Mod

    Hi Nick, Glad I found this. Four PSI negative sounds a lot? I was thinking around 1 PSI to scavenge? Cheers, Iain.
  15. Hi, the standard 6 cylinder oil pump on the TR's is rated at 13 litres a minute at 1000 RPM. So at 2000 RPM, it is at 45 PSI and around 25 litres a minute? All measurements at 1000 RPM and 80c & SAE30 oil. Much above 3500 the pump is dumping? Cheers, Iain.