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Old 07-22-2023, 11:00 PM
asw20c asw20c is offline
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Default Fuel Spider on EXP Engines

In the last page or two of the plans there is an admonishment that if your fuel spider has a fluid fitting in the gage port that it should be removed and replaced with an NPT plug. Sure enough, mine has the fluid fitting but to remove it it isn't a simple matter of just unscrewing. Because it is a 45 degree angle fluid fitting, and how close it is to the top of the engine, you can't unscrew it without it hitting the top of the engine. The only solution I can see is to remove the spider first, which probably means disconnecting the fuel line to each cylinder too since I don't know how much play there is without damaging them. I'm assuming I'm not the only one with this fluid fitting in the spider. How have others dealt with this?
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