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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - EFI Swirl pot
|I've just finished making a swirl pot/aux. fuel tank out of a small steel box. After several attempts to get it leakproof & make a suitable mounting for it, a friend showed me a ready made one in his race boat. It looks like a remote oil filter , only larger & with 4 outlets instead of 2. It also incorporates a large screw-on filter.I would guess it's about 1 litre capacity. He tells me any good ship's chandler would stock such an item. I hope this is a help to any future EFI convertors. Barrie E|
|I JUST KNEW IT!!!! |
Did this look like it included provisions for the fuel pump too!
|Hal,no the top casting bolted to a bulkhead,& the filter screwed into the casting, just like a remote oil filter.2 inlet or outlet ports faced left & the other 2 faced right. Both pumps were mounted onto the same bulkhead just below the swirlpot. Barrie E|
|Does it look like this?|
|Barrie - the experts will say otherwise but I think that is a good solution. I use the RV8 high pressure filter which holds about a pint - but that suits my sedate driving style ( and i did not have to jigger around with my stainless steel tank).|
|The thing you are describing sounds very much like the big filters some diesel cars are using. For example Nissan Patrol uses a remote filter base and a very large filter, that will hold over a liter of fuel. Could serve very well as swirl pot. Has several inlets/outlets. Maybe an idea?|
|Frank de Groot|
|Sorry for my ignorance guys, but...what's a swirl pot?|
|Tony,yes, very similar. Barrie E|
|Joe - an injected system needs constant fuel supply and can't tolerate a gap such as might be caused by fuel in a partly filled tank sloshing to one side on a corner and leaving the outlet in the tank exposed even for a few moments. A swirlpot is typically like a collander with the outlet tube inside it. On a sharp corner the fuel shifts to one side but can't drain out of the swirlpot before the fuel has sloshed back again replenishing the swirlpot. |
In the Northen Hemisphere we have to use anti-clockwise swirlpots while in Oz you have to use clockwise ones - or is it the other way round :-)
The stupidity of me, I've actually spent hours in a boat messing around with one of these fuel/water separators and never made the connection.arrg!
|Peter, this board exists to help people like yourself with exactly these sorts of details. - Now, don't we all feel warm inside. Let's have a forum hug.|
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