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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:54 am

In respect of surge tanks/swirl pots in place of doing major surgery on the fuel tank or having Axminster add the functionality, I have decided to go with this:

https://store.034motorsport.com/fully-e ... -pump.html



From a size perspective, it fits below the existing floor of the boot and attaches through the fibreglass.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu May 21, 2020 5:19 am

A fuel pump in a box?

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PostPost by: HCA » Thu May 21, 2020 8:00 am

If I had my time again, I would have fitted a similar, as John calls it, pump in a box and save the hassle of taking out the tank and especially the problems with the cross brace.

The Bosch 44 pump is right up there with the powerful. I urge you plumb it in with continuous braided teflon and AN fittings! If a push-on fitting were to break loose, it would pretty quickly lower your tank into the wheel well :D

The question of trumpets is complex. I really do not think the likes of you and I need worry about the effects between 90, 60 or 40mm. Rules of thumb are that longer trumpets are suited to lower speeds and smaller to higher. Then the other rule of thumb - distance from valve ctr to trumpet face is 350mm and with another rule of thumb that valve ctr to butterfly is 200mm (or is it 150mm..?), you can pretty well work out from there what theoretical length trumpet should be used. Emerald recommended 90mm for mine, but it left little space in the airbox for a direct suck so I reduced to 60mm. Another theory is that for optimum trumpet performance, there should be enough air in front of the trumpet to use without forcing air from behind the trumpet faced to be sucked in...

I am no expert but picking these snippets up from my betters - if you want to know all about trumpets, read what Dave Walker has to say - very knowledgeable and very readable:
http://www.emeraldm3d.com/articles/emr- ... th-intake/

A picture showing how neatly the coilpack fits under No1 TB.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu May 21, 2020 8:28 am

I still can't understand why put it in a box..just double wiring and plumbing connections?

as for the coilpack there used to be a dissy on the side of the engine , and now you have a spare space..

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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 pm

On the Airbox front.

I went ahead and bought one from EBAY UK from Dave in Goole, it is a consistent 95mm in depth across the length, so for the power that I am running, I think that I am good - other things to worry about!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Elan-2-2 ... 3498603908

Plus I spent 3 years in Hull many years ago, so I am happy to support a Humberside small business. I was going to say Yorkshire but remembered that either Yorkshiremen don't consider Humberside as part of Yorkshire or the other way around - its been a long time! I am sure that someone will set me straight - all I can remember was that sunshine was a rare commodity.
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Sat May 23, 2020 7:29 am

nwbaxter66 wrote:On the Airbox front.



Plus I spent 3 years in Hull many years ago, so I am happy to support a Humberside small business. I was going to say Yorkshire but remembered that either Yorkshiremen don't consider Humberside as part of Yorkshire or the other way around - its been a long time! I am sure that someone will set me straight - all I can remember was that sunshine was a rare commodity.

Yorkshire born Yorkshire bred, strong int arm thik int ed or somat like that
Always was Yorkshire until some twat in London decide to call it umberside
I was born in East Yorkshire and never moved, But my address did twice!! Its now East Yorkshire again
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PostPost by: gav » Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 am

John

Neat coil pack location - Nicely done

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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:48 pm

I received the ebay UK +2 Airbox in the mail today.
Nice looking piece of kit.

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