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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:45 pm 
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I dropped into MED a little while ago .... just to see if they hand any ... hey no harm in trying ... they said definitely not.

But they may have one or 2 though ... and just keeping them though.
I guess it's a case of "cold dead hands" really for anyone who has one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:17 pm 
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if you already have, or are looking at buying a complex converter setup with ECU then i would look into getting one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LPG-Propane-Auto ... 335d3a7601

the stepper motor on the converter should control the gas flow, so really all you need is something that will introduce gas to the intake with as little restriction as possible.
i know of someone that has just used a piece of metal tranny line on an angle added to a piece of 3" exhaust lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:37 am 
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I bought one of those the other week, but, haven't had a chance to fit it yet, although I have been slammed on another thread for being stupid enough to buy one! :lol: :lol: will let you know how it turns out :D

i'm so tempted to click buy it now, let us know how it goes!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:47 pm 
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I bought one of those the other week, but, haven't had a chance to fit it yet, although I have been slammed on another thread for being stupid enough to buy one! :lol: :lol: will let you know how it turns out :D


How did it turn out? They look like they work on a similar principal to the Sprint gas new generation 2bbl & 4bbl gas mixers that sit under your air cleaner & on top the carby....

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Still on my to-do list I'm afraid!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:48 pm 
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Still on my to-do list I'm afraid!


Fair enough. If yours is like mine, it's not miles or even country miles long, it's light years long. :cool:

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I wouldn't mind having a close look at this mixer sly. Something like this is what I would need on my sprint gas equipped V8 wagon. Take heaps of photos as you go and a detailed before and after installation would be good too.

do you have any information on the sprint system at all,mine is 10 years now and starting to play up with wiring and relays,thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
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fairlane6970 wrote:
Still on my to-do list I'm afraid!


Fair enough. If yours is like mine, it's not miles or even country miles long, it's light years long. :cool:

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I ordered one the other day, guy emailed me last night saying he posted it yesterday. Planning to put it on the eb2. Paid for a j3 dyno tune only a couple months back lol :( if it makes much difference I'll have to get re-tuned...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:00 pm 
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It will be a bit of a pitty to spend up on a retune, but if you get a good increase in power & economy it would be worth it. My LPG Injection needs a retune, i might give it a tune later today, i have finally rebuilt my laptop to tune it. One thing less struck off the to-do list, and i think i have managed to add 2 things to it to it tho. lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Received the stream mixer, I ordered the largest one they make, 70mm

a) 70mm is external diameter. Too small for 4L i6, the intake pipe is a fair bit bigger than it, my sprintgas mixer is way bigger than it
b) decent quality finish, pretty simple design, easy to see how it works. However there's excess crap on the inside, could easy file/sand down a lot of crap to make air flow better.
c) didn't fit it due to it being too small, i emailed seller and he said they don't make any bigger than this
d) Only has the gas inlet fitting, unlike sprintgas mixer which has a second fitting with pipe going somewhere (i think it's some thing to help avoid backfires, like a release valve or something)

$50 down the drain, ah well was worth a try I guess...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recycling Airod (MED) Variable Mixers
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:26 pm 
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That's a bit of a bugger, can't use adapters to fit it at all?

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I've just ordered some 75mm - 70mm reducer hose and am going to try it with a custom red silicone intake pipe they were only 13 bucks each off evil bay! So it's gotta be worth a go as my Airod (Med) gas ring is quite small indeed and obviously not adjustable. :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:18 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
That's a bit of a bugger, can't use adapters to fit it at all?

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wouldn't that reduce flow anyway though and thus render the performance increase null?

 

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ToranaGuy wrote:
That's a bit of a bugger, can't use adapters to fit it at all?

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wouldn't that reduce flow anyway though and thus render the performance increase null?


It would reduce the air flow in the intake a tad, but the stream mixer would flow better than traditional mixers, so you should still see an improvement over a traditional mixer.

I wish i had a CNC machine, I would design & make my own stream type mixer to suit the falcon!

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Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:41 pm 
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Well after way too long thinking about it I fitted the little buggar where the gas ring was and even with out tuning it seems to go quite well on the 5.0lt, the old gas ring had an opening in the middle of only about 45mm, so it's a bit better than that!, wont get a readout cause I'm about to update exhaust with a decent set of extractors and full 3" system, but still for 35-40 bucks I'm happy with it!

 

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