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  1. My processing setup is mainly an all in one although due to the oil I have been getting of late and the fact I don't want to store loads of it due to ( Finally) moving house soon, I have an open top drum I am pre filtering with. This is just an open top 44 that I got some felt like material the Mrs didn't want any more ( but it was a Lovely shade of purple when she bought it 10+ years ago) that I put in the drum with a deep pocket and secured with a Cheap Tie down strap. The drum has a Bung I welded in at the bottom. When the thing is about half full ( as the felt goes about half way down
  2. Airbag related wiring is always wrapped in bright yellow sheathing as well. This should be on the bag, under the dash and on the sensors.
  3. A couple of weeks back, a friend of mine woke up in the night to the sound of running water. Getting up to investigate he put his feet on the bedroom floor and the water was almost ankle deep. The flexible hose on the bathroom sink tap had blown out and the mat was covering the drain hole so the water spilled out all through the house by the time he heard it and woke up. Major problems and ruined contents. Tonight the Mrs was cooking dinner and panicked when she saw "smoke" coming out of the sink cupboard. Opening it she got sprayed with hot water. When we cleared the sodden mess out, t
  4. I sold mine. The old girl anyway. Been keeping it around and going to do it up for my son but he's not really interested especially since experiencing the turbo power of the new one. I sold it not running and no rego and had a heap of people ring for it. 1st guy to come look Bought it on the spot and had a tow truck come and take it away within 2 hours. Always sad to see an old vehicle go. That thing never gave me one bit of trouble and the only money I spent on it was tyres and rego. I even got a Grand more for the thing than I paid for it. The new one goes in for a new HD clut
  5. Heres a Vid of the baby in action going to work on an old alternator I was going to take to scrap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS47JZl--Qs I'm half Inclined to take the thing up the wrecking yard when I visit in a couple of weeks and try it on an engine just for chits and giggles. I reckon I could knock one over in 30 Min without much problem. Might have to set it up on some wire to let the ally drip through and catch the steel bits. Might even make an interesting bit of wall art for the workshop.
  6. Just saw this topic has come to light again. I have been running the Turbo Troll at 11 PSI after purchasing one of those little boost controller things. Best $40 ever spent! The thing spools up SOOOO much quicker now and transformed the thing. It's so much better off the lights and a real torque monster down low. THE Boost controller seems to have done as advertised and stopped a lot of the wastegate creep down low. I dialed the thing up to 20 Psi for a couple of trips round the block but it didn't make much difference. There is enough air at 11 Psi to burn all the fuel I want to put i
  7. I mentioned an SLR to an army bloke once and he thought I was talking about a gun. Self Loading Rifle as they are known in that trade. I was doing some pics of a mates girlfriend the other day and he was wandering around outside snapping pics of my junk with his phone. He loaded them to that instagram thing and sent me the link. I hope he doesn't take up photography, I wouldn't like to compete with his artistic skill. I told him I thought he had a real good eye for things but of course he just thought I was trying to be nice. Ya think after 20 years he'd have learnt I'm never nice ab
  8. I half caught an ad on TV the other night for a phone with some new Mega camera built in. I can't remember the MP but it seemed huge for a phone. Don't watch much TV ( maybe an hour a week) so I haven't seen it since but obviously the Camera thing is proving to be a big accessory on phones. I printed a Photo taken under ideal conditions ( bright sunlight) from my sons Iphoney4. Did it close to it's native size of 6x8 and It wasn't bad at all I have to say. Unfortunately it seems that most pics I see people take are in terrible lighting that no camera would do well with. A friend of m
  9. My son Finished school this week and had his formal on Monday and graduation today. On monday night there were about 50 Kids and proud parents all converged on a teachers house where they caught a Vintage Bus to go into the function in the city. Out of all the parents there, I saw on little P&S camera. Everyone else was snapping away madly on their phones. Today it was about 1500 parents and while I saw maybe 20-30 real cameras and only a few SLR's, again there were HUNDREDS of people squinting into their phones ( and a few Iplads) Snapping away at what really were a fine Bunch o
  10. Seriously I wouldn't worry about a turbo timer. They have been pretty conclusively debunked as being of no benefit other to the people peddling them to get richer. Modern turbos and oils don't suffer the same fate as older style turbos and I can't think of a single manufacturer that fits a turbo timer to any new vehicle despite how many there are these days. I was going to fit one to my truck but then I read up on them and to my mind the evidence was overwhelming they are a load of guff. My own truck has been without one for 20 years and hasn't stuffed the turbo yet without one so why b
  11. Well it's been a while but I recently built the scariest burner of all so far. It's doing 300Kw which isn't a huge leap from the smaller one in output but it is when your standing next to the barstard! The elbow on the top of the Burner is 4" and it's full of fast moving flame. I think this one could go possibly as high as 500KW but I have maxed out the air on the industrial blower. I made the intake 2" for better airflow and the blower gets the air in at much lower pressure than with the little one. If I could supply more air, then I could also introduce more fuel and get more heat.
  12. Glow plugs are a possibility but I have also heard from an NRMA road service guy in the country that the diesel blends are particularly off this winter. Apparently there was a lot of the normal " Summer" diesel still going out recently instead of the winter or alpine blends and that was causing a LOT of diesel issues. When I visited my uncle recently in Northern inland NSW, he mentioned the same thing. In some of the cooler inland areas, loads of people were having trouble getting their vehicles started because of thick or solidified fuel. What was really pissing the cockys off was when the
  13. I'd like to upgrade the Alternator on the TD 42. There are so many higher amp and far cheaper thing is I could use but the problem is the vac Pump. Wondering if anyone knows of any electrical or mechanical ( belt) driven pumps I could use to replace the one on the alt that wouldn't cost as much as a new alt with pump to start with? Other than that, anyone know of any relative straightforward ways of adding a 2nd alt? I thought I read of something one time but don't remember how it went.
  14. Yeah. But the thing is so much damn fun to drive! Mine is very conservative at only 11 PSI, i'd like to see how some of these ones that people have dialed up go! On the highway mine is doing about 3-4 PSI @110 Km/h. As soon as you touch the throttle the boost maxes out in about a second and the thing starts pulling and lifts the front end. The sensation of a block of flats being hurled down the road always brings a smile to my face. At highway speeds the response is instant and the 100 up acceleration is impressive for a vehicle it's size. So far it's been a case of any hill
  15. Just got back from a trip up to Qld for work and used a lot more fuel than I thought. Seems I averaged just under 16L/ 100. I had a little weight in the thing, probably no more than if I had a couple of passengers and I was running veg which should make consumption about 10% higher than Dino. The other NA truck used about 120L to Brisvegas, this one sucked about 150-160L. It sure goes up hills and over takes in another dimension to the other one. Just wondering what other people are getting with their GQ 4.2 Turblows?
  16. The only motors I am aware of in washing machines that are any good as generators are the Fisher & Paykel one because they are permanent magnet types. I haven't done a lot with those yet other than basic testing. They would be best suited to re-wiring to make an efficent alternator for battery charging or grid back feed. I came across a bunch of 2Kw solar inverters last year and these would be perfect for use with these motors. I would just need to rectify the three phase output to DC which is cheap and easy and then feed it into the solar inverters which will condition the power and
  17. Just came across this thread again while looking for some info on Google. Did you ever get round to doing anything with your own generating set up Twisty? I did get myself a Lister CS 6 Diesel engine and have been playing with that a bit and my little horizontal China Diesel. I have also been doing a bit of testing with a Fisher & Paykel washing machine motor. These are permanent magnet motors and are the 1st choice for the wind and micro hydro crowd. I tore the old machine apart and without touching anything, spun the motor with my cordless drill and got 800 Volts out of it. Appare
  18. Does his system use the same glind HE or something different? Given you are unhappy with the temp from yours, it would be really interesting for you to install a 30 plate FPHE and see if it made a difference. Pitty I don't have one or i'd send it to you to try it.
  19. Sounds like a lot of trouble and expense for 2" worth of extra rubber! Will 35's really take you anywhere 33's won't? There is a buttwipe I see around here that drives a Landlooser that obviously has monster truck delusions of grandeur. The thing is jacked high enough I suspect to get in and out of the thing he has to have a guy push a set of stairs up to it like they do at the airport. I don't know what tyres the thing has on it but they hang about 6in out of the guards and the thing looks like it would fall over at the first lane change let alone corner. I have seen it for some time
  20. yeah, they hold the pressure back from the actuator line basically fooling the actuator to think the boost is lower. The real beauty of these things as I see it is they give far less creep in the waste gate. Obviously if the WG is set to open at 7 Psi, it will be partially open probably at 5 or maybe even lower. This means the boost is bleeding off and the engine has to spin up higher for the boost to hit max and lessens the boost lower down, right where you want it. The guts of these controllers is nothing more than a spring and a ball bearing but they are quite ingenious. The adjust
  21. About a month back I fitted one of these little boost compensators to the Mighty 4.2 with Schwitzer Turblow. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Turbotech-manual-turbo-boost-controller-ORIGINAL-/220798194994?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3368991532 I searched the net and read good reports on the things so I ordered one. Postage was a bit slow but I fitted it up when it arrived and lifted the boost from the 7 psi I was getting to 10. It actually runs to 11 if you give it some stick, but for the most part with reasonable driving 10 is the effective pressure I'm seeing. Fitti
  22. Some Vehicles use taps which stop the water flow, some don't .I'm not sure if there was an absolute cut off year where every manufacturer stopped using them. If you got any heat at all I'd say you are right and yours does not have one. If it did, there would be no heat at all.
  23. My guess is cost. FPHE's aren't expensive now days but wet coils are far cheaper, especially if you make them yourself. Lower cost = more profit. Wet coil HE"s are far cheaper to buy commercially than FPHE's. Anyone can make a Wet coil HE, I made one for heating veg oil that cost about $20 even though it is complete over kill for what it has to do. You don't need anything special to make this kind of HE. I know one company making HE's for showers and Veg oil heating makes their own, probably to order. The outer casing of the Glind is plastic. Having those made in volume is going to
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