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Material suitable for fuel/petrol/gasoline - i.e. carb manifold? [message #58674] Sun, 16 December 2012 02:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar internetscooter  is currently offline internetscooter
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Hi,

(Note: ignore other duplicates, answer this one - the system told me the posts failed to submit but obviously the had Crying or Very Sad )

I need to make a carb manifold and I am wondering if Alumide or some other material would work. I am concerned about it not being tolerant to the petrol in the air/fuel mixture. I have initial choosen Alumide because the manifold sits on the cyclinder head and would need to withstand ~100C without too much trouble.

Cheers,

Paul

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Re: Material suitable for fuel/petrol/gasoline - i.e. carb manifold? [message #58701 is a reply to message #58674 ] Mon, 17 December 2012 00:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ok - I think I can answer my own question Wink

Aliminide is based on Nylon - googling for "nylon chemical resistance chart" shows that it is unchanged by gasoline and oil.

www.newmantools.com/.../NYLON_chem_resistance_nt.pdf

Let me know if I am wrong.

Paul
Re: Material suitable for fuel/petrol/gasoline - i.e. carb manifold? [message #58704 is a reply to message #58701 ] Mon, 17 December 2012 00:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But Aluminide, like WSF, is porous....

[Updated on: Mon, 17 December 2012 00:32 UTC]


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Re: Material suitable for fuel/petrol/gasoline - i.e. carb manifold? [message #58706 is a reply to message #58704 ] Mon, 17 December 2012 00:45 UTC Go to previous message
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BillBedford wrote on Mon, 17 December 2012 00:32

But Aluminide, like WSF, is porous....


thanks you just saved me a lot of wasted effort!

Paul

 
   
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