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Old 10-01-2017, 07:48 AM
John Tipton John Tipton is offline
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Default changing from 'carb' to 'FI'

Hi Guys

A fellow builder has bought a part complete -9a, which was going to be fitted 'carb', it is now going to be 'FI' can he leave the already fitted gascolator in place or should it be removed.


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Old 10-01-2017, 11:48 AM
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Default Mine was left in place

by the previous owner, when upgrading the O360A1A to FI. Not necessary, but I am leaving it on for a little extra filtration.

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Old 10-01-2017, 12:28 PM
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And as a bonus to that window screen filtration most have, they make very effective fuel pre-heaters......
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:12 PM
Bevan Bevan is offline
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Originally Posted by rv7charlie View Post
And as a bonus to that window screen filtration most have, they make very effective fuel pre-heaters......
If they are put in the hot engine area without a cooling shroud.

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