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Author Topic: Thoughts on engine bay heat  (Read 1412 times)

Marek.Z.N

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #15 on: 24 February 2021, 06:49:56 pm »
yeah i get that. fuel tanks are much more of a burden than a fun part. so i don't have one! ;). although given you have to have one, a custom one that actually uses the filler cap on top of the boat tail or where-ever would be good fun! All in the fun of improving the cyclekart you create.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #16 on: 11 April 2021, 06:04:15 pm »
I've just fitted one of these to the ERA as an oil temp gauge. I'm hoping it will give me an idea of the running temperature under different conditions.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #17 on: 11 April 2021, 07:20:14 pm »
Nice.  Hope it doesn’t get to 350C!

Where did you install the probe?   I’ve got a fake Smiths temp gauge half installed but need to make an adapter to put the end in the second oil filler or maybe where the low level sensor goes.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #18 on: 11 April 2021, 07:53:53 pm »
TBH I didn't look closely enough when I bought it, thought it was Fahrenheit!

I used the spare filler see pics.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #19 on: 11 April 2021, 11:58:24 pm »
Nicely done.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #20 on: 12 April 2021, 11:37:54 am »
A working Gauge...setting the bar very high there Chris!
Great idea though.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #21 on: 13 April 2021, 06:31:01 am »
It's a good idea Chris and a working gauge is posh. Did you solder the thermocouple to the copper tube? or is the rubber grommet at the other end doing the sealing?

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #22 on: 13 April 2021, 08:08:13 am »
I used Araldite, I didn't dare to risk soldering!  The rubber is just to protect the capillary where it exits.

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Re: Thoughts on engine bay heat
« Reply #23 on: 25 June 2021, 09:56:05 pm »
I came accross a scrap Honda Generator the other day and it has a big, flat tank on the top. It,s going in the front of the Beast with the crankcase pressure driving the pump. Endurance won't be a problem!
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