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by cardiffrob
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW - Dual Fuel Pump - Anyone done it
Replies: 7
Views: 3958

I looked briefly into this. The standard engine driven pump won't flow if it dies, according to the VW car experts, so I stuck with gravity and a Facet 40105 which WILL flow fuel if it dies. (Usual Caveats here) I have my fuel tank vent in a high pressure area so that I get a small speed/pressure bo...
by cardiffrob
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Small Piece of Steel tube needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Is it for that FRED? There is an approval on later plan sets for the substitution of bog standard CDS2 if you go up one size of wall thickness. Not sure if this is applicable if you are repairing some 35/40 ton steel, though.
I can check this out later if you like.
Rob
(FRED + Morris Minor)
by cardiffrob
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Question for FRED experts
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Can do.

Would you have a photo to send to me? hfh200 at hot mail dot co dot uk.

I have a spare rudder here that I was saving for the day that the Clutton version of the fixed fin mod was approved.
by cardiffrob
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bead rolling
Replies: 1
Views: 1883

I've got an edge bead roller but if you want to do middles of sheets then there are some cheapies on ebay. Here is mine in action... http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1305059354_4752 Metal swager/bead rollers on ebay...... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/21-SWAGER-ROTARY-METAL-STEEL-TOOL-JENNY-BEAD-ROLLE...
by cardiffrob
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: "LOOP" mag and Mode S
Replies: 4
Views: 3278

"LOOP" mag and Mode S

They write that Mode S will become mandatory next April. Have the plans changed without me noticing or is LOOP missing out some clauses?

I googled and found a CAA site with obviosly out-of-date info on it. Any links to current/accurate info?

Thanks.
by cardiffrob
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Coaching
Topic: Tailwheel Conversion Training
Replies: 12
Views: 22628

Are there any recommendations for someone to approach to get the use of a taildragger plus a coach so that I can get tailwheel experience? Big tarmac runways (at £40-ish per landing) don't appeal so in an ideal world I'd like to get trained in a 2-seater on grass somewhere within driving distance of...
by cardiffrob
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW CARB
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

by cardiffrob
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW CARB
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Some CD150s here and a brand new CD175. Landrover used them a lot so there are quite a few around on the internet. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-ZENITH-STROMBERG-CD-150-CARB-/110715350461?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19c7262dbd Here is a brand new CD150 for under £50. Burlen fuel servic...
by cardiffrob
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Yet another VW question!
Replies: 35
Views: 16507

A good bet is to beg/borrow/steal a "Wideband Lambda Sensor" kit. I have one for analysing the fueling of modified cars and it is the most fantastic tool and highly accurate. It either fits into a boss drilled into an exhaust or sits in a pipe that you stuff up an exhaust. It gives an instataneous r...
by cardiffrob
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Yet another VW question!
Replies: 35
Views: 16507

FWIW, HS4 carbs weigh less than CD125s but Strombergs will work at most anges of bank/yaw/roll whilst SUs will suffer from float problems. Does anyone know what the story with HIF carbs is? Do they suffer from 'bank angle flooding'? An HIF44, on paper, looks like a good performance carb with an inbu...
by cardiffrob
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW - TBO's?
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

I've heard it said that the crankcase is a 'lifed item' in the opinion of the engine designer and that 100,000 miles is the expected limit for a road car (inc 2 rebuilds). I've been to Brazil a few times where the engine is still in regular use and they said that the cases eventually crack and leak ...
by cardiffrob
Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Yet another VW question!
Replies: 35
Views: 16507

the case (and head) machining is the same size for both 92mm and 94mm barrels, so case and stud situation is the same for 1834cc and 1915cc engines.
Are you 100% sure? I recall someone asking me what size I wanted the block machined to. Maybe (probably) I got the wrong end of the story.
by cardiffrob
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2875

I've a 58/30 Ken Fern, 10mm PCD, never used. Any good?
by cardiffrob
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Is there an alternative to mags or Leburg for homebuilts?
Replies: 19
Views: 10332

Would it not be possible to remove the 2 SR4s and mount a pair of Lucas or Bosch distributors in their place? With the Leburg generator you'd be alright. Better starting, too.
by cardiffrob
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW Cylinder Head Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 3192

Ron has had one of mine for ages. :D

Ron. You finished wiv it?