Saw these in production today on my way down to Texas...
You need to post a pic of the o-ring seal between the can and the cover.
Great meeting you Dragon! Talk about some good karma with you stopping by when you did! This was bizarre. Dragon just happened to be driving from Iowa to Texas this weekend. He dropped by my shop, just south of KC, on his way south around 7:15AM Sunday morning and I just happened to be out there working. I see this guy pull up at such an odd hour and I'm thinking
Turns out it was Dragon, who I've only met through LT (He lives in Japan afterall
) The stars had to be perfectly aligned early yesterday morning, and I'm gald they were
Carlover, I Think Rob determined that he went lean after a lefter--fuel starve...
I lost my engine in a similar situation, which is why I built this. Last October, I was pushing hard at the end of a nice cool day (low on fuel) playing cat and mouse with a Cup255 car. We have a big left hand carousel that sustains several seconds excess of a G side load. My car would always fuel starve and putter 2/3s of the way through that sweeper with anything much less than a full tank it seemed. I would instantly lift on the throttle to thwart off detonation when I felt the "putter". Data logs show 15+ AFR. The time my engine let loose, in the spirit of keeping pace with the car in front of me, I foolishly decided to push the engine through the "putter" just one time.LOL- one time
... That was the end of that engine. In retrospec, it was a dumb thing to do, but I'm glad it happeneed when it did. The fragmented piston parts ended up killing my M62 blower (the piston went up the intake path and into the blower) and it was the last run of the year, so I had winter to rebuild. The trashed M62 blower was my impetus to start the TVS project. I tend to see problems like above as opportunities to make things better rather than get PO'ed
Everyone at the track was surprised that I didn't utter a singal 4 letter word when it happened. I just grinned as thoughts of the rebuild came to mind
So that said, despite having a stack of TVS blowers in the shop, I just assume not fuel starve this engine and trash my expensive TVS that's on it now... If my little contraption can help save someone elses engine, then great. Short of buying a new race oriented fuel cell from Lotus (BIG $$$$) or building your own correctly baffled "race tank" (I think Brent is making one for his car
), a surge tank or swirl pot is about the only way to really cure the problem. It's comparably cheaper, upgrades the remaining portion of the fuel system (adj FPR and 255 pump), and it's something most folks can install on a Sunday afternoon. I ran my car near empty on the last two track days with no puttering from lean fuel starve spikes at all.