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    Quote Originally Posted by guyhockley View Post
    Think I've been Kiwibikered or Flettnered. First thought on seeing this was that he seemed a bit overdressed!
    Golly it would be very cold over there? your legs look almost blue.



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    I'm Foundering here!..

    Just about to start a small casting project and pulled this burner from it's hiding place.
    I bought it at a swap meet many years ago but have never fired it up.

    Is anybody familiar with this type of unit? It appears to be unbranded.
    Closest description, from a blowlamp enthusiast site, is that it is a portable foundry.

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    With the external heating coil I have always assumed liquid fuel, hopefully something like a kerosene & waste oil blend.

    The jet orifice is around 0.5mm. What sort of feed pressure might be appropriate?

    It doesn't have a tray like a blow lamp for a petrol heated start up, what should I do to fire it up?

    Any guidance will be much appreciated.

    Cheers, Daryl.

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    definitely looks liquid fuel, most likely oil, with that heating ring. Does it have a squirrel cage blower attached. Got the feeling ive seen somthing like that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flettner View Post
    definitely looks liquid fuel, most likely oil, with that heating ring. Does it have a squirrel cage blower attached. Got the feeling ive seen somthing like that before.
    No blower, the filter & needle valve (and the support frame) would sort of interfere with that.
    Plenty of up-draft ventilation holes in sides & bottom.

    Very solid unit, I expect it's quite old.

    I guess I'll have to put my shorts and thongs on and just see how it goes!

    cheers, Daryl

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    So, I stopped googling for vintage type items and found this:

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    "Diesel stove outdoor portable stove household kerosene stove gasification furnace large power camping stove Field oil furnace".

    This appears to be the cheap, modern, lightweight, Chinese version of the burner.

    The pressure tank looks like something I can knock up from an old bbq LPG tank.

    Diesel, Kerosene, Oil?? plenty of options.

    Fingers crossed, this will all turn out OK.

    Cheers, Daryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pursang View Post
    So, I stopped googling for vintage type items..........


    This appears to be the cheap, modern, lightweight, Chinese version of the burner.........

    Diesel, Kerosene, Oil?? plenty of options.

    Cheers, Daryl
    Diesel, kerosene. waste oil maybe (or a mixture of them) - more of a hassle than gas though! - Granted, they are probably cheaper than gas of course .... well, kero isn't that cheap I guess. - but gas is very convenient and much cleaner too! Guess it all depends on how much you use it! ........ But gas won't annoy any neighbours. - I am a country boy at heart but our untidy habits might irritate even the best townie neighbours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilDun View Post
    Diesel, kerosene. waste oil maybe (or a mixture of them) - more of a hassle than gas though! - Granted, they are probably cheaper than gas of course .... well, kero isn't that cheap I guess. - but gas is very convenient and much cleaner too! Guess it all depends on how much you use it! ........ But gas won't annoy any neighbours. - I am a country boy at heart but our untidy habits might irritate even the best townie neighbours!
    Yeah, gotta agree with Wil here. The few times I'll be cranking up my toy foundry, the convenience of LPG eliminates any thought of mucking around with some potentially cheaper fuel. Unless, of course, Daryl you are going into some high production of some trick multi multi port aftermarket Metralla barrels.
    Must point out that I had a Montesa Impala 250 many years ago, and this didn't need any such upgrades...
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    Thank-you Wil & Ken, that is Really Great Advice.

    Unfortunately, you are trying to counter a deplorable life-time of deliberately selecting the "road less traveled".
    At least my accepting that there could possibly be a problem is the step before the first step to recovery.

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    Cheers, Daryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken seeber View Post
    ..... trick multi multi port aftermarket Metralla barrels.
    Must point out that I had a Montesa Impala 250 many years ago, and this didn't need any such upgrades...
    What? Like this one?
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    No Way...The Metralla will be fine. It is not going to turn into a TSS.
    (repeating to self: Not a TSS, Not a TSS!!)

    The multi port round barrel could, however, make the Mk4 Pursang into a pre70 class MX & Dirt Track weapon!!!
    Some more power and a Way broader powerband.

    Cheers, Daryl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pursang View Post
    What? Like this one?

    No Way...The Metralla will be fine. It is not going to turn into a TSS.

    Cheers, Daryl.
    Darryl - Ken
    Good to see someone else (besides Neil) having a go at casting as well - unfortunately my situation is becoming more dire by the day (most probably will be moving soon), so I guess I'll now have to be counted out - unfortunately) - but I will always live in hope! - Anybody else in NZ likely to have a go?? - that might also include the instigator of this thread!

    (BTY Darryl, I have a son who now lives in Brisbane).
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    Darryl - I sent a PM to you yesterday and am not sure whether it got to you or not ( just not showing in my "sent mail")! not sure what happened - anyway, no worries - we'll wait and see.

    Anyway the oil burner you have seems to be a heavy duty diesel/kero blowlamp type and I think they may have have been used in schools and technical colleges etc at one stage - pity you never see that stuff anymore - I could of course be wrong!

    These days they are only interested in collecting (also buying) as many degrees as possible many of which will never be used! - when they could be learning something which would be useful and enjoyable, one example being foundry work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilDun View Post
    Darryl - I sent a PM to you yesterday and am not sure whether it got to you or not ( just not showing in my "sent mail")! not sure what happened - anyway, no worries - we'll wait and see.

    Anyway the oil burner you have seems to be a heavy duty diesel/kero blowlamp type and I think they may have have been used in schools and technical colleges etc at one stage - pity you never see that stuff anymore - these days they are only interested in collecting as many degrees as possible many of which will never be used! - when we could be learning something which would be useful and enjoyable!
    Hi Will. Yes the mail arrived, thank you. Just a bit slow to respond, I was working last night.

    Thanks for the help with ID'ing the burner. I will be making the pressurised fuel tank this weekend and attempting to fire it up.
    I guess that Kero spray/vapour will ignite pretty easily. (Otherwise, there would be a lot of jet planes sitting around on tarmacs, Eh?)

    Check here for progress.... or Incident Reports.

    Cheers, Daryl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    those yoshi carbs have those holey jet needles that are meant to atomise the fuel better that no one seems to have copied.
    According to them

    there is a Chinese version i are tempted to just buy to have a look at.
    The Chinese version is made by Maikuni (NOT Mikuni) and although having "YD24" or "YD30" etc stamped on the side, they are not Yoshimura copies.
    Internally they are just another Keihin copy, though well executed.
    I bought one for its ability to operate at 45. Made a nice alloy elliptical bellmouth to replace the plastic foul-stroke strumpet, and added a power jet to it.
    Haven't put it on a bike yet.
    Soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodgernz View Post
    The Chinese version is made by Maikuni (NOT Mikuni) and although having "YD24" or "YD30" etc stamped on the side, they are not Yoshimura copies.
    Internally they are just another Keihin copy, though well executed.
    I bought one for its ability to operate at 45. Made a nice alloy elliptical bellmouth to replace the plastic foul-stroke strumpet, and added a power jet to it.
    Haven't put it on a bike yet.
    Soon....
    Pics pleace i couldnt find it last time i looked. as i ws going to buy one. but i lost where i had the link
    AFAIK the Yoshi carbs are a PWK copy with a funny needle ? with an 45 kink. well thats what thy look like.

    okay i think i found it
    https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32924167911.html

    https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/32859996352.html



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    just for dave those daigo carbs as well
    https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/32956247581.html



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