Lotus Elan

Any reason to spend the time/effort /money on the stock fuel

PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:41 am

tdskip wrote:What if I simply ran my fuel line in a slightly different way, using the drain plug as a pick up point to connect to the engine via a low pressure electric feel pump?

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The fitting would be very vulnerable to contact from curbs or road debris. It would also be subject to plugging from debris in the tank, losing suction on right hand turns or hard acceleration when low on fuel.
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PostPost by: tdskip » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:28 am

Thank you Dan.

So just loop it from the opening on the bottom of the tank through a filter and electric pump to the opening that then enters the car.

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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:10 am

For what it's worth, when fastening aluminium threads I was taught always to use copper plated straight nuts, not nyloc, and shakeproof washers. I have worked a lot on aluminium-bodied vehicles and that's what we've always done (though not always using copper plated nuts :-) ). You certainly need to use some thread protection to avoid electrolytic corrosion if you use steel nuts as the nuts are exposed to the weather.
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PostPost by: tdskip » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:55 am

Thank you Nigel, good tip
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PostPost by: USA64 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:50 pm

Aluminum will be very susceptible to galvanic corrosion in contact with copper, assuming that the two metals are also in contact with a galvanic series table. The farther two metals or alloys are separated on the table, faster the corrosion of the less noble of the two will be when they are in contact.

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