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by Neil Spooner
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Revmaster Revflow carburettor
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Revmaster Revflow carburettor

Hi, I am looking for a replacement aerobatic carb' for the Ellison TBI to use on VW aero converted engines. The Revmaster Revflow is available also......this unit needs a fuel pressure regulator. Rotec make their version of the Ellison, but I have had only bad experiences with them so will not fit o...
by Neil Spooner
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Aerovee AeroInjector experience?
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Aerovee AeroInjector experience?

Hi, I am looking for a replacement aerobatic carb' for the Ellison TBI to use on VW aero converted engines. The only source I can find is the AeroInjector by Aerovee ( http://www.aeroconversions.com/products/aerocarb/ ).......this unit needs a fuel pressure regulator. Rotec make their version of the...
by Neil Spooner
Sun May 31, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Aviation noise cancelling headset Beyerdynamic HS 600ANR
Replies: 0
Views: 1272

Aviation noise cancelling headset Beyerdynamic HS 600ANR

Hi Guys/Girls.

I am selling my Beyerdynamic as it won't stay on my head when I am inverted! Here's the link to ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aviation-nois ... 1579366139?

Best wishes,

Neil
by Neil Spooner
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile
Replies: 9
Views: 12567

Re: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile

Hi Greg, Thanks for the photos, it looks like a very nice job you are doing. A couple of thoughts: How fuel resistant are the rubber pipes you are using? If you are using unleaded (and you should for engine longevity provided you have the correct CR.) I would suggest putting a small measured piece o...
by Neil Spooner
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile
Replies: 9
Views: 12567

Re: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile

Hi Greg, The VW engine is a bit quirky about inlet manifold and exhaust design. Do you have 4 open stacks, or do you have some other ex' system. The engine fires both cylinders on the same side consecutively, and both ex' and inlet manifolds can suffer due to the pressure pulses. A picture of your s...
by Neil Spooner
Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile
Replies: 9
Views: 12567

Ok,
Thanks for your help Chris,
Regards
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile
Replies: 9
Views: 12567

Thank you Gents, the chap at Burlen is away till tomorrow, so will call him then. The engine runs well at all throttle openings with no hesitation on application of sudden full throttle from idle, and is reaching about 3000 rpm at full throttle, so the current needle is ok on the ground, but I have ...
by Neil Spooner
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile
Replies: 9
Views: 12567

CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile

Hi Guys, I have recently fitted a "new old stock" CD150 carb' to replace the worn out previous unit which is fitted to a Tipsy Nipper. The old CD150 is of the fixed needle type with needle 6P, the later carb' the floating needle type has a B5EP needle which is a different profile. The Stromberg part...
by Neil Spooner
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW Peacock set for sale SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Mag's now sold.
by Neil Spooner
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW head torque with aluminium cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 8153

Hi Barry/Nigel, Thanks for your input, I will stick to the recommended tightening sequence, as you say Barry, it is to ensure the push-rod tubes are compressed before the heads seat on the barrels. Once the engine has run an hour or so I will retorque to 18ft/lbs. All the best and happy landings. Neil
by Neil Spooner
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW head torque with aluminium cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 8153

Hi Nigel, Thanks for the reply, no need to apologise, I talk complete gibberish at times, and I am highly qualified to do so!! Steve wrote the GPAS manual (the same one you have I venture) and it was via an email that he advised 22ft/lbs on my enquiry, why he should not have advised this amended tor...
by Neil Spooner
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Fuel Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 5041

Hi, Have you checked the float needle seat is sealing in the carb'? If the (usually brass) needle seat is not fitted with a fibre or alloy gasket washer the fuel will leak past it and give you unregulated flow, even though the needle is fully seated. Another possible cause is engine vibration making...
by Neil Spooner
Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW head torque with aluminium cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 8153

Hi Nigel, Thanks for the reply......wonder why the other post was deleted? I have the GPAS manual, and am familiar with the content, but the fact that the alloy cyl's will expand more than the cast iron ones is my concern. The Porsche 911 engine (of which I have built many, I used to work for a Pors...
by Neil Spooner
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW head torque with aluminium cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 8153

VW head torque with aluminium cylinders

Hi, I have a set of the Aluminium Cylinders for the VW 2180cc engine, but have received various ideas on what the head torque should be with these barrels. The Soneria forum suggests some engine cases have been damaged due to the overtorqueing and additional expansion of these alloy barrels............
by Neil Spooner
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW Peacock set for sale SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

VW Peacock set for sale SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

Hi, I have a complete Peacock set-up available to best offer. It is complete except for one dist' cap broken. It was removed from a Turb' due to the demise of the a/c due to a botched landing. Sold as seen and tested with no guarantee implied or given!! Neil I HAVE SOLD THESE MAG'S. PS....NOT MY TUR...