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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:106] Fuel Injection and Electric fuel pumps



                


Thread: [IAC-L:106] Fuel Injection and Electric fuel pumps

Message: [IAC-L:106] Fuel Injection and Electric fuel pumps

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From: Chuck Graves <cgraves at secor.com>

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 16:37:54 UTC


Message:

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I have an IO-360A1B with a christen inverted fuel and oil system.  This =
includes the wobble pump to prime the cylinders.  Here in Arizona, it is =
common for the engine to vapor lock in the summer, usually after being =
at idle or low power settings for any length of time (typically after =
roll out and while taxiing back to the hangar).  The other night, I =
spoke with a friend in California who's an A&P about this problem and he =
wondered why I couldn't put in an electric fuel pump and a recirculation =
line for use during takeoffs and landings?    I told him that I noticed =
that mine seemed to be a typical setup for most Pitts or Eagle type =
Planes.  It gets hot enough that you can hear the fuel boiling inside =
the injector lines after shut down.  Also, does anyone have any ideas =
about insulating the injector tubes from the heat of the crankcase?  Any =
comments would be appreciated.

Chuck Graves
Pitts S1S
N1766


                


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