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Author Topic: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build  (Read 619428 times)

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Offline Mobacken Racing

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #570 on: June 27, 2014, 05:00:20 AM »
I´ve found a 400ml fire spray of the brand FirePal that should suit me perfect, no powder so no mess and small enough to fit anywhere on the bike. Can be bought locally which is a big plus.

http://www.jula.se/slacksprej-firepal-home-400ml-442033

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #571 on: June 27, 2014, 01:56:55 PM »
Found a nice electric box in a scrap container at work this week and made a new lid for it.



A perfect fit for the ignition system! I will route 12V from the bike to the ignition box through one cable pair and use another pair to get the high voltage signal back to the bike.



Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #572 on: June 27, 2014, 02:00:55 PM »
I like it. :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #573 on: July 01, 2014, 11:40:07 AM »
I´ve found a 400ml foam extinguisher locally, spray can sized so it can be placed anywhere on the bike.



I am doing lots of progress on the wiring but it is impossible to take a picture that represents the work done... :-)



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #574 on: July 03, 2014, 03:51:23 PM »
Houston, we have oil pressure! After four more hours of wiring I had everything set up for some pump testing, the oil pumps ran like they should so I filled her up with some oil and was rewarded with a rock solid 5kg oil pressure with not a single drop of oil leaking through the drain hose on the engine cover!  :cheers:



I spun her up with the scuba tank and everything ran smoothly with no rubs or sign of tight tolerances, still not a sign of oil leaks after a minute of full oil pressure so I was very pleased. The throttle potentiometer didn´t work though so I will have to do some fault finding this weekend, no big deal. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #575 on: July 03, 2014, 08:48:53 PM »
Rocket science. :cheers:

There is a lot of wire there man. :-D

That frightens me for what I have coming.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #576 on: July 04, 2014, 12:15:45 AM »
I am going to copy that fire extinguisher idea on my bike.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #577 on: July 04, 2014, 07:27:57 AM »
Tauruck: It didn´t seem like much to wire up but the cables start to add up to a real mess very quickly. :-)

Wobblywalrus: Do so, they are very compact and leave no mess since they aren´t powder based.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #578 on: July 04, 2014, 07:46:30 AM »
Anders, I grew up being comfortable with lots of wires -- as a ham radio operator that built lots of stuff.  I learned early in that career that there are a few terms in this country to describe wiring snarls.  The more socially-acceptable of these is to call is a rat's nest, but the other has such a fine sound to it -- a "cluster-f*ck" of wires.  Isn't American English fun?  What's the Swedish term for your wiring?
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #579 on: July 04, 2014, 10:51:38 AM »
just saw this thread for the first time.

I'm stunned.
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #580 on: July 04, 2014, 11:07:23 AM »
Anders, I grew up being comfortable with lots of wires -- as a ham radio operator that built lots of stuff.  I learned early in that career that there are a few terms in this country to describe wiring snarls.  The more socially-acceptable of these is to call is a rat's nest, but the other has such a fine sound to it -- a "cluster-f*ck" of wires.  Isn't American English fun?  What's the Swedish term for your wiring?

There is also the expression "It's a kluge".

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #581 on: July 04, 2014, 03:03:48 PM »
Slim & Neil: Here it is commonly known as a "skatbo", translates to a certain birds nest that looks like a brush in a tree...

Sofadriver: Glad you like it, I could have cut some corners (and probably saved some cash as well) by purchasing a small helicopter engine but how fun would that be? :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #582 on: July 09, 2014, 01:06:57 PM »
The Mercedes throttle position sensor I was going to use as a PWM throttle didn´t work out, it had a too narrow resistance width so I had to take it apart with the hack saw and modify it so I could couple a regular potentiometer to it. Works like a charm but not very fancy, I will make a water tight casing around it later.



After that I fitted the ignition system to the box and wired it up, so now I have both spark and propane solenoid activation when I push the preheat button.



Only some adjustment of the Hobbs safety pressure switches to do and heat shielding the bundle of cables before I can plan for a start attempt! :-)

Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #583 on: July 09, 2014, 03:14:53 PM »
Slim & Neil: Here it is commonly known as a "skatbo", translates to a certain birds nest that looks like a brush in a tree...

Isn't there also a Scandinavian word for it, "lort"?

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #584 on: July 09, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »
Slim & Neil: Here it is commonly known as a "skatbo", translates to a certain birds nest that looks like a brush in a tree...

Isn't there also a Scandinavian word for it, "lort"?

 Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

"Lort" translates to "dirt" in the meaning of unwashed bodies or badly cleaned houses.