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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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new addition to British Race Car... Vic Schuster's Turner MkIII
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 10, 2009 01:47PM

This is the first of about a dozen articles about cars found at Summit Point on Thanksgiving weekend...

click here: Vic Schuster's 1965 Turner MkIII Race Car (52 photos plus write-up)

preview:
http://www.britishracecar.com/VicSchuster-Turner-MkIII/VicSchuster-Turner-MkIII-AD.jpg

http://www.britishracecar.com/VicSchuster-Turner-MkIII/VicSchuster-Turner-MkIII-BA.jpg

hmmm... mystery part...
http://www.britishracecar.com/VicSchuster-Turner-MkIII/VicSchuster-Turner-MkIII-BN.jpg


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Ian Metcalf
Milton Keynes, UK
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1955 MG Magnette 427ci Chevy

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Re: new addition to British Race Car... Vic Schuster's Turner MkIII
Posted by: 427ZA
Date: December 15, 2009 05:12PM

That looks like two fuel pick ups in the tank and two fuel pumps all running through one pressure regulator but why?....Or I'm completely wrong which is the more likely answer! http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/MGMagnette/Smilies/free-happy-smileys-269-11.gif


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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: new addition to British Race Car... Vic Schuster's Turner MkIII
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 15, 2009 05:57PM

If you're confused, at least you've got company. Here are my thoughts on the photo, and on related photos in the article:

1) The two lines from the fuel cell go to ports marked "in" on the big aluminum part labeled "Aero Supply." The port labeled "out" is plumbed to the fuel pumps, and from there fuel lines run forward toward the engine.

2) As currently plumbed, I don't think the Aero Supply part could function effectively as a pressure regulator because for that purpose it should be on the other side of the fuel pumps to reduce their output pressure, right?

3) The Aero Supply part does have some sort of thumbscrew-fastened closure on its bottom - I wish I'd stuck my camera down there for a close-up! - so perhaps that's how you clean out or replace a filter element.

4) If the Aero Supply part were designed to be a fuel pressure regulator, I would think it might have an external adjustment feature - but I don't see anything like that.

5) There's some sort of small unlabeled port (top righthand corner, above). Could it be for connecting a pressure gauge?

6) Maybe the Aero Supply part has some sort of internal valve that selects between fuel tanks. (On an airplane, you might suck air into a fuel pump while banked... maybe the Aero Supply part prevents that somehow? Were they concerned that their fuel pumps might lose their priming?)


Conclusion:
I have a strong suspicion that the Aero Supply part served a function on airplanes that it's not serving now!


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Re: new addition to British Race Car... Vic Schuster's Turner MkIII
Posted by: MGPINSCOLLECTOR
Date: August 09, 2016 08:03PM

This is a fuel assembly strainer as used in Aerospace. Ive seen it with boeing tags and I got 2 from a guy who I believed might have used them at Bonneville and El Mirage. If you need pictures I can try to upload them so you can see them. But it is a fuel strainer (aerospace grade) and old but tops. If anyone ever figured out any info on the guy using it in his MG please let me know and also I might have two for sale.


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